Artists Development Programme on “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”

Artists Development Programme on “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”

European Investment Bank Institute

From left: Jošt Franko, Alexandra Hunts, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Andrej Polukord. ©

February 2, 2023
Artists Development Programme on “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”
Application deadline: March 31
Residency dates: September 4–November 27
Cité internationale des arts
18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville
75180 Cedex 04 Paris
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Residency for two artists from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with Cité internationale des arts (Paris), for which it is looking for two visual artists (born after January 1, 1988) from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”.

“Disruption: The Imprint of Man” aims to offer a unique vantage point on the Anthropocene. Building on the past residency theme “Anthropocene — The Imprint of Man” (2014-2017), “Disruption” broadens the focus beyond the environment to include topical social issues in the European Union: the decline of solidarity and respect as values, generational clashes, and the meaning of intra and international relations. Artists are invited to meditate on human behaviour and its consequences. “Disruption” is therefore understood not only in its physical sense, but also as a social, cultural and behavioural phenomenon.

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 2023, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.

Eligibility criteria
–Born after January 1, 1988 (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 4 until November 27, 2023.

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 live-in studio 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, in line with the proposed theme (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 candidate will be informed of the jury’s decision by email at the end of May 2023.

Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+1), Friday, March 31, 2023. Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified. Apply here.

About the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute
The EIB Institute was set up within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund) to promote and support social, artistic, cultural, and academic initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large.

One of its flagship initiatives is the Artists Development Programme (ADP). The ADP offers European visual artists a residency mentored by an internationally renowned artist. It enables artists to develop their practice and work on the production of an artwork without any material constraints.

Upon its completion, a series of events mark the end of the residency: an exhibition, the introduction of the artists to appropriate public fora, and, typically, the acquisition of the programme’s artworks by the EIB to enrich its contemporary art collection.

About the Cité internationale des arts
The Cité internationale des arts is an artists’ residency centre that brings together artists in the heart of Paris and allows them to implement a creative or research project in all disciplines.

For periods of two months to a year, in the Marais or in Montmartre, the Cité internationale des arts allows artists to work in an environment conducive to creation and open to meetings with professionals from the cultural milieu. Artists in residence benefit from customized support from the Cité internationale des arts team and the opportunity to meet and exchange with more than 300 artists and art professionals of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines.

In collaboration with its many partners, the Cité internationale des arts calls for applications on specific themes and/or projects several times a year.

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