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 Abbey Heritage Site for Culture (Luxembourg). This edition is sponsored and mentored by the renowned French-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé, and the professor, theorist and art critic Christophe Kihm.
Four formats are proposed and are open to emerging European visual artists, under 35 years old:
• For two artists from an EU member state to work on the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man.”
• For one artist from an EU member state to work on the theme "The Future of Water".
• For one artist from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal or Slovakia.
• For one artist from Ukraine.
All the information and practical questions to read below (please consult these elements before submitting your application).
The program includes:
• The residency in Paris will take place from the beginning of September until the end of November 2024.
• The EIB Institute will cover the artists’ travel costs to Paris, from Paris to Luxembourg, and from Luxembourg.
• The artists will receive an €80 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 artists will be granted a contribution towards production of €500 at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of €1 000 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.
• Visual artists born after 1 January 1989 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under).
• Visual artists who are EU nationals (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be EU nationals), from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal or Slovakia for the third format, or from Ukraine for the fourth format.
• Must be fluent in English.
From December 15th 2023 to March 31, 2024 included.
End of May 2024.
The residencies will take place on two sites:
• At the Cité internationale des arts in Paris: from September 02 to October 28, 2024 ;
• At the cultural heritage site of neimënster Abbey in Luxembourg: from October 28 to November 30, 2024.
Candidates’ files must contain the following elements:
• 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 (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, a representative of neimënster Abbey Heritage Site for Culture and external art advisors — 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.
Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.
With a surface area ranging from 25 to 60m2, the studio apartments are designed to combine production and daily life. They consist of a work room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a sleeping area. A live-in studio can accommodate up to two adults and a child up to 7 years old.
Unfortunately, the proposed live-in studio do not meet current accessibility standards for people with disabilities, and we are working on this for the future.
If you have any questions about the accessibility of the Cité internationale des arts, we are at your disposal.
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.
The Cité internationale des arts is a residency centre that brings artists and culture professionals together in the heart of Paris, allowing them to work on creative projects or carry out research project in all disciplines.
The Cité internationale des arts provides an environment that is conducive to creativity by hosting residents for periods of two months to one year and facilitating contacts with arts and culture professionals. Residents receive personalised support and assistance from the Cité internationale des arts team at its two sites: in the Marais (18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris) and Montmartre (24 rue Norvins, 75018 Paris).
Each residency is an opportunity to meet and exchange with more than 300 artists and culture 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.
Neumünster Abbey Heritage Site for Culture, also known as neimënster, is a historical site in Luxembourg City with a rich history spanning four centuries. Originally a Benedictine abbey, it later served as a military bastion and prison, including during the Nazi occupation. Today, it is a cultural center focused on restoring its spiritual vocation and promoting humanist values.
neimënster hosts a wide range of events, including concerts, conferences, arts performances, festivals, and exhibitions. Many of these events are free, and the public parts of neimënster are open seven days a week. Additionally, neimënster provides support and space for artistic experimentation through artist residencies, offering accommodations and workspaces for resident artists, and the possibility of public work-in-progress presentations.