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EIB Artists Development Programme

Launched by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Artists Development Programme (ADP) geographical focus, 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 2021, the recipients will each be mentored by Finnish artist Jorma Puranen.


Who can apply
Entrants should be born after 1 January 1986 (≤35 years old);
Nationality of Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland or Romania (in the case of an artist duo, both members should hold nationality of one of the above-mentioned countries);
Fluent in English.


Budget and duration
The EIB Institute will cover the artists travel costs to and from Luxembourg (for the residency), and to and from Jorma Puranen’s studio (before the start of the residency).
The artists will receive a EUR 100 (one hundred euro) flat-rate daily allowance to cover their subsistence costs during the period of residency and all or part of their production costs, and will be provided with a living/working space.

In addition, the artists 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 they have produced a work or body of works.

The residency in Luxembourg will take place between the end of May and the end of June 2021.
Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might consider acquiring an artwork produced on-site from the artist.


How to apply
Applicants should submit:
– CV in English, (maximum 4 pages) including 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 (maximum 700 words);
– Portfolio of visual documentation of works (maximum 8 pages in A4 PDF format) to showcase a representative selection of the applicant’s works
– Names and contact details of two professional referees familiar with the applicant’s art;
– A brief reference in the body of the email to how the applicant found out about the programme.


Deadline: 10 January 2021, midnight (GMT+1).


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