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February 14, 2022

Artists Development Programme on "Margins to Centre/Periphery to Core"

European Investment Bank Institute

Jošt Franko, Keine Chance…, 2021. Courtesy the artist and the European Investment Bank. © Photo: wili.lu.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2022 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with Cité internationale des arts (Paris), for which it is looking for one visual artist (born after January 1, 1987) from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Margins to Centre/Periphery to Core”.

“Margins to Centre/Periphery to Core” seeks to encourage thoughtful consideration of the topic of marginalisation in today’s society. Artists are invited to meditate on both the societal and geographic interpretations of margins and peripheries and to tackle diversity and inclusion. Moreover, it seeks to bring to the fore groups in Europe that are often sidelined, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI+ community. It expands upon the EIB Arts & Culture Programme’s continued interest in diversity, and builds upon previous activities that sought to improve the EIB collection’s reflection of Europe’s multifaceted and dynamic identity.

The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a three-month residency at Cité internationale des arts in Paris, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a renowned artist. In 2022, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.

Eligibility criteria
–Born after January 1, 1987 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)
–EU nationals (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be EU nationals)
–Fluency in English

Budget and duration
The residency in Paris will take place from September 2 until November 28, 2022. The EIB Institute will cover the artist’s travel costs to and from Paris (for the residency).

The artist will receive an 80 EUR (eighty euro) flat-rate daily allowance to cover their living costs during the residency and all or part of the production costs, and will be provided with a living/working space.

In addition to the above, the artist will be granted a contribution towards production of 500 EUR (five hundred euro) at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of 1,000 EUR (one thousand euro) at the end of the residency, provided that they have produced a work or body of works. Upon completion of the residency, the EIB may consider acquiring an artwork produced on-site by the artist.

Application procedure
All applications must be submitted through the online form available here.

Required documents
–A CV in English (maximum four pages) including education, work experience, solo and group shows, and media coverage.
–A letter of motivation (in English) with ideas to be explored during the residency (maximum 700 words).
–A portfolio (maximum eight pages in A4 PDF format) to showcase a representative selection of the applicant’s works.

Please note that proof of nationality and age will be requested if shortlisted.

Selection procedure
A jury—consisting of Tatiana Trouvé (the mentor), members of the EIB Arts Committee, a representative of Cité internationale des arts and external art advisers—will select the candidates based on the artistic quality of their work, their motivation and their potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency, as well as the relevance of their practice to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidates will be informed of the jury’s decision by email at the end of May 2022.

Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+1), March 20, 2022. Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.

Apply here.

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