March 10, 2013 - Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain - project room @ aquarium residency program
March 10, 2013

project room @ aquarium residency program

Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Aquarium. Photo: Alain Richard, 2010.

International artist-in-residency programme project room @ aquarium

general information & guidelines

Application deadline: 13 May 2013 at midnight (GMT+1)

Winter residency
13 January–16 March 2014
exhibition 17 March–27 April 2014 

Spring residency
5 May–13 July 2014
exhibition 14 July–7 September 2014

In 2014, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporainwill host the next edition of project room @ aquarium, an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called “Aquarium,” a 175 square-meter steel and glass pavilion. This international residency programme is welcoming proposals taking full advantage of the place’s very specific architecture, as well as 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. The participants’ project will be exhibited over a period of six weeks 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 a new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression but must have accomplished a master degree in arts (or equivalent) by the beginning of the residency, or, for non-degree holders, must give documented proof of at least a three-year work and exhibition practice. Applicants should 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.

Selection procedure
A jury of experts will select the candidates for the two residencies to be held in 2014 based on the quality of their work and the applicants’ potential to use the residency to maximum benefit. The selected candidates will be informed of the jury results via email by the end of July 2013.

The 2014 jury members are Caroline Andrieux, founder and artistic director of Quartier éphémère, Fonderie Darling, Montréal (CAN); Hervé Foucher, director of Galerie Octave Cowbell, Metz (FR); Eva Wittocx, curator and head of exhibitions, Museum M, Leuven (BE); Kevin Muhlen, artistic director, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (LU) and Christine Walentiny, project coordinator, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (LU).

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 in Luxembourg city. Casino Luxembourg will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg and will provide a bulk sum of EUR 2,000 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.

Application procedure
Deadline for applications: 13 May 2013 at midnight (GMT+1)
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 on the first page. The closing date for applications is 13 May 2013 at midnight (GMT+1). 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:

Application form: personal information 
to be downloaded on the Internet site of Casino Luxembourg:

Scan/copy of your passport or identity card

Curriculum vitae 
including your educational record and exhibitions (press articles optional) from 2010 onwards

Artistic practice
a selection of three finalized projects/works of art that you briefly explain (please use a maximum of 200 words and a maximum of three images per project). (Big media files can also be sent via Dropbox, WeTransfer, YouSendIt, etc.)

Letter of intent (350 words maximum) 
including a brief description of your motivation and of what you will be working on contentwise during your residency 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: christine.walentiny [​at​]

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