Artists Development Programme 2024 on “The Future of Water”

Artists Development Programme 2024 on “The Future of Water”

European Investment Bank Institute

Meta Drčar and Niamh Schmidtke, Drafting communications, Drafting Climate, Drafting Futures, 2020. © David Laurent / WILI.

January 11, 2024
Artists Development Programme 2024 on “The Future of Water”
Residency opportunity for emerging visual artists under 35 from EU Member States
Application deadline: March 31
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Cité internationale des arts
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The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2024 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in partnership with Cité internationale des arts (Paris) and neimënster (Neumünster Abbey Heritage Site for Culture) (Luxembourg), for which it is looking for one visual artist (born after January 1, 1989) from an EU Member State to work on the theme “The Future of Water.”

Residency locations
Cité internationale des arts
, 18 Rue d’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
neimënster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Grund Luxembourg

Revisiting a former ADP theme from 2016, “The Future of Water” challenges artists to reflect upon the myriad ways in which water affects our societies. This includes both challenges—including pollution, scarcity and conservation—as well as water’s application in future innovations and technologies.

The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a three-month residency, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a renowned artist. In 2024, the residency will take place over three months between the Cité internationale des arts in Paris for two months (September–October), and neimënster in Luxembourg for one month (November). The laureate will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé, as well as professor, theorist and art critic Christophe Kihm.

Eligibility criteria
–Born after January 1, 1989 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)
–EU national (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be EU nationals)
–Fluent in English

Budget and duration
The residency will take place from the beginning of September until the end of November 2024. The EIB Institute will cover the artist’s travel costs to Paris, from Paris to Luxembourg, and from Luxembourg.

The artist will receive an 80 EUR flat-rate daily allowance to cover his/her 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 at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of 1,000 EUR at the end of the residency, provided that he/she has 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 below.

Required documents
–A CV in English (maximum four pages) including education, work experience, solo and group shows, and media coverage.
–A cover letter (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, a representative of neimënster, and external art advisors—will select the candidate based on the artistic quality of his/her work, his/her motivation and his/her potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency, as well as the relevance of his/her 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+2), Sunday, March 31, 2024. Any application failing to comply with the requirements will be automatically disqualified. Apply here.

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