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 1 January, 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.
• Born after 1 January, 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 4 September until 27 November, 2023.
The EIB Institute will cover the artist’s travel costs to and from Paris (for the residency).
The artist will receive an €80 (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 (five hundred euro) at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of €1 000 (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.
All applications must be submitted through the online form available here.
• 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.
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, 31 March 2023.