Call for applications: Artists Development Programme 2020 residency on "(De)Construction of History"

Call for applications: Artists Development Programme 2020 residency on "(De)Construction of History"

European Investment Bank Institute

EIB Group's headquarters.

November 27, 2019
Call for applications: Artists Development Programme 2020 residency on "(De)Construction of History"
Residency targeting EU nationals
May 4–June 25, 2020
Application deadline: January 16, 12am
Artists Development Programme 2020 exhibition: June 24–September 30, featuring the works produced during the residency.
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The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2020 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP). The EIB Institute is looking for ONE visual artist (born after 1 January 1985) from an EU Member State to work on the theme “(De)Construction of History”.

The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a 6-8 week-long residency in Luxembourg, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a renowned artist. In 2020, the recipients will each be mentored by renowned Finnish artist Jorma Puranen.

Apply here.

–Born after January 1, 1985. In the case of an artist duo, both members should be 35 years old or younger
–EU nationality. In the case of an artist duo, both members should hold EU nationality
–Fluency in English

Budget and duration
The EIB Institute will cover the artist travel costs to and from Luxembourg (for the residency), and to and from Jorma Puranen’s studio (before the start of the residency).

The artist will receive a EUR 100 (one hundred euro) flat-rate daily allowance intended to cover subsistence costs during the period of 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, at the beginning of the residency, a contribution towards production of EUR 500 (five hundred euro) and, at the end of the residency, a success fee of EUR 1,000 (one thousand euro), provided that a work or body of works has been produced.

The residency in Luxembourg will take place between early May and end June 2020.

Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might consider acquiring an artwork produced on-site from the artist.

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

–A CV, in English (maximum 4 pages) to include education, work experience, solo and group shows, as well as media coverage
–A letter of motivation, in English, with ideas to be explored during the residency, in line with the proposed theme (maximum 1,000 words)
–A portfolio (maximum 8 pages in PDF A4 format) to showcase a representative selection of the applicant’s works
–Names and contact details of two professional referees familiar with the art of the applicant
–A brief reference to how the applicant found out about the programme

Please note that a proof of the nationality and actual age of applicant(s) will be requested in case of shortlisting.

Selection procedure
A jury—consisting of Jorma Puranen (the mentor), members of the EIB Arts Committee 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 in March 2020.

Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+1) Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.

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