Artists’ Development program

Artists’ Development program

European Investment Bank Institute

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg. Image courtesy of European Investment Bank Institute.
March 31, 2014
Artists’ Development program

Deadline for application:
9 May 2014 at midnight (GMT+1)

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the second edition of its Artists’ Development program (ADP), both a mentoring programme and an artist’s residency, targeting visual artists (aged less than 35) from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The successful applicant will be mentored by internationally acclaimed Polish artist Mirosław Bałka.

The residency is open to all individuals wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating a new (body of) work(s). Applicants should be under 35 years of age at the time of application, in keeping with the EIB Institute’s focus on promoting young or emerging talent. Applicants must have the nationality of Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or reside in one of these countries. In order to facilitate communications with the mentor and local artistic environment in Luxembourg, participants should be fluent in English.

Applications are evaluated by a selection jury consisting of members of the EIB Institute Arts Committee, external arts professionals and the mentor. The jury bases its selection on the artistic quality of the applicant’s historical work, the proposal submitted, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant’s career, and the relevance of the applicant’s practice to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

Budget and duration
The EIB Institute will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg and Warsaw. The artist in residence will also receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day). At the end of the residency, the participant will receive an artist fee of EUR 1,500.

Before or during the residency in Luxembourg the winner will spend a few days visiting the mentor and experiencing the latter’s creative studio(s) in Warsaw. The duration of the residency in Luxembourg is four to six weeks, starting on 1 September. The artist participating in the ADP will be provided a living/working space located in Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, situated in the culturally rich Grund district of Luxembourg city.

Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might consider acquiring an artwork(s) from the artist.

Application procedure
– CV (in English)
– Scanned copy of the passport, identity card of the applicant or other document evidencing legitimate residence in one of the eligible countries (in English)
A letter of motivation/intent specifying personal drive and expectations for the programme together with a concept for the project proposed for the residency (maximum 500 words, in English)
Portfolio of visual documentation of several works best characterising the art of the applicant (in PDF, four A4 pages maximum)
Names and contacts of two professional referees, familiar with the art of the applicant

Any application which does not comply with the set requirements will be automatically eliminated.

Selection procedure
A jury will select the candidate for the residency to be held in September–October based on the quality of his/her work, and the applicant’s potential to use the residency to maximum benefit.

The selected candidate will be informed of the jury’s result via email by the end of June.

Deadline for application: 9 May at midnight (GMT+1).
Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in order to be considered.

The applications should be sent digitally to Ms. Delphine Munro.

About the EIB (European Investment Bank)
The EIB is the European Union’s bank, owned by the 28 Member States. As the largest multilateral borrower and lender, it provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects, mostly in the EU.

For further information please visit the website.

About the EIB Institute’s Arts programme
Besides managing the EIB art collection, the EIB Institute extends its support to the pool of young creative talent in Europe through intra muros shows or exhibitions at outside venues and dedicated arts programmes which engage with the staff of the EIB, its stakeholders and the general public.

For further information please visit the website.

About Mirosław Bałka
Miroslaw Balka (b. 1958, Warsaw) is a leading Polish sculptor also active on the field of experimental video and drawing.

Solo shows in 2013: fragment, Centre for Contemporary Art / Vinzavod, Moscow; Touch me / Find me, Studio K, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Nachtgesichten, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw; Signaalit / Signals, IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki; The Order of Things, Gladstone Gallery, New York. Right now his solo shows opened at Freud Museum and White Cube, London.

For further information, please visit the artist’s website.



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