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Deadline : 31 Jan 2017

Artists’ Development Programme, EIB, Luxembourg

Artists’ Development Programme (Artists’ residencies and mentoring)

European Investment Bank Institute
98-100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer
L-2950 Luxembourg
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 “The Imprint of Man – Representing the Anthropocene”.

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.


– 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 artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg, including a stopover to visit Callum Innes in Edinburgh. The artist will receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day) and will be provided with a living/working space. At the end of the residency, the participant will receive a success fee of EUR 1 500, provided he/she has 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 artist.

Application procedure


– CV (in English)
– Scanned copy of the passport or identity card of the applicant evidencing nationality of one of the 28 Member States
– A paper detailing the project that would be produced during the residency, in line with the proposed theme (maximum 600 words, in English)
– Portfolio of visual documentation of works best representing the art of the applicant (in PDF format, four A4 pages maximum)
– Names and contact details 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 candidate based on the artistic quality of his/her work, motivation, potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency and the relevance of the applicant’s practices to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidate will be informed of the jury’s decision via email by mid-March 2017.Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+1), 31 January 2017.
Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.

Applications should be sent electronically to Ms Delphine Munro (
About Callum Innes ( )
About the European Investment Bank (
About the EIB Institute’s Arts programme (
About the ADP (