Call for application for the Artists’ Development Programme 2017 (Beyond borders)

19th December 2016

Image of: Cooking sections (Daniel Fernandez Pascual and Alon Schwabe), ADP Laureates 2016 in the section “Beyond Borders”.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of its Artists’ Development Programme (ADP), looking for one visual artist (born after 1 January 1982) from EU Member States focusing on the theme of “Beyond Borders: Frontiers, Displacement and Dispersion in Art”.

The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a month-long residency in Luxembourg, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a high-profile established artist. In 2017, the recipients will each be mentored by acclaimed British artist Callum Innes.

Eligibility

  • Less than 35 years of age at the time of application
  • EU nationality
  • Fluency in English

Budget and duration

The EIB Institute will cover the artists’ travel costs to and from Luxembourg, including a stopover to visit Callum Innes in Edinburgh. The artists will receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day each) and will be provided with a living/working space. At the end of the residency, the participants will receive a success fee of EUR 1 500 each, provided they have produced an artwork. The duration of the residency in Luxembourg will be one month in June 2017.

Upon completion of the residency, the EIB may acquire the artwork(s) produced on-site from the artists.

Application procedure
Requirements

– 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 (maximum 600 words, in English)
– Portfolio of visual documentation of several works best characterizing 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
– A brief reference in the body of the email to how the applicant found out about the programme

Selection procedure

A jury, consisting of members of the EIB Institute Arts Committee, external arts professionals and the mentor, will select the candidates based on the artistic quality of their work, their project and motivation, the applicants’ potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency and the relevance of the applicants’ practices to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidates will be informed of the jury’s decision via email by mid-March 2017.

Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.

Applications should be sent electronically to Ms Delphine Munro (arts@eib.org)

Deadline for application: 31 January 2017 at midnight (GMT+1).

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