International artist-in-residency programme
project room @ aquarium
Call for applications
from 16 May to 8 July 2011
exhibition from 9 July to 11 September 2011
opens Friday, 8 July 2011
from 5 September to 28 October 2011
exhibition from 29 October 2011 to 8 January 2012
opens Friday, 28 October 2011www.casino-luxembourg.lu
In 2011, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain will host the next edition of project room @ aquarium, an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called “Aquarium”, a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion. This international residency programme, while welcoming proposals taking full advantage of the place’s very specific architecture, is encouraging applications aiming to stimulate exchange and debate in relation with the local context and socio-cultural issues in Luxembourg.
project room @ aquarium forms an integral part of the Casino Luxembourg’s agenda of exhibitions and events. Furthermore to the work that the participants are asked to realise during their stay in Luxembourg, they are expected to participate in the activities of Casino Luxembourg on specific occasions to be defined with the Casino team. Their project will be exhibited over a period of two months at the end of the residency and documented in a publication.
The residency is open to all individuals or artists’ collectives wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression but must give documented proof of at least three years’ work and exhibition practice and not be older than 40 years. In order to facilitate communication with the local scene, participants should be fluent in either English, French or German. All applicants must hold a valid visa for the duration of the residency.
A jury of experts will select the candidates for the two residencies to be held in 2011 based on the quality of work and the applicants’ potential to use the residency to maximum benefit. The selected candidates will be informed of the jury results via email at the end of February 2011.
The 2010/2011 years’ jury members are Jean-Jacques Dumont, artist and professor, École supérieure d’art Metz Métropole (ESAMM) and École Supérieure des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (ÉSADS); Berit Fischer, freelance curator, Berlin; Emmanuel Lambion, freelance curator and art worker / Bn Projects, Brussels; Kevin Muhlen, artistic director, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain; Christine Walentiny, exhibitions manager and project coordinator, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain.
Casino Luxembourg will provide financial and technical support and will be in charge of implementing the artist’s project to a maximum cost of EUR 10,000. Participants will be accommodated in a centrally located, self-sufficient flat at Centre Culturel de Rencontres Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg city. Casino Luxembourg will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxemburg and will provide a bulk sum of EUR 1,800 toward general expenses, to be paid in four instalments, the first of which will be made upon arrival. At the end of the residency, participants will receive an artist fee of EUR 1,500.
Deadline for applications: 12 January 2011
Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in order to be considered.
Submission of application: guidelines
Candidates are asked to respect the criteria as described above and to send their application file before 12 January 2011. All the below mentioned documents are to be sent to Casino Luxembourg per e-mail to the attention of Christine Walentiny in a single printable PDF file.
Your application file should include the following documents:
1) Application form: personal information
to be downloaded on the internet site of Casino Luxembourg: www.casino-luxembourg.lu
2) Scan/copy of your passport or identity card
3) Curriculum vitae
including your educational record and exhibitions (press articles optional) from 2007 onwards
4) Artist’s statement including:
a. a description of your artistic work and practice in 250 words maximum
b. a selection of 3 finished projects/works of art that you briefly explain
Please include a maximum of 3 images per project. If you wish to send a film, please do this via www.wetransfer.com (not more than 3 films in total will be considered!)
5) Letter of intent (350 words maximum)
including a brief description of your motivation and of what you will be working on contentwise
while being in Luxembourg. No final project for the space is required at this stage, but an outline of your intentions has to be clearly stated in your letter.
Contact and enquiries
Christine Walentiny, project coordinator