Artists Development Programme 2023.
Application deadline: March 31
Residency dates: September 4–November 27
Cité Internationale des Arts
18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville
75180 Cedex 04 Paris
A residency for visual artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye and Ukraine.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with the Cité internationale des arts (Paris), for which it is looking for one visual artist (born after January 1, 1988) from an EU candidate country: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye or Ukraine.
The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a three-month residency at the 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 January 1, 1988 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under).
–Nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye or Ukraine (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be a national of one of these countries).
–Fluency in English.
Budget and duration
The residency in Paris will take place from September 4 until November 27, 2023. The EIB Institute will cover the artist’s travel costs to and from Paris (for the residency). The artist will receive an 80 EUR (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 EUR (five hundred euro) at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of 1,000 EUR (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 (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 candidate 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, March 31, 2023. Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified. Apply here.
About the EIB Institute
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.
About the Cité internationale des arts
The Cité internationale des arts is an artists’ residency centre that brings together artists in the heart of Paris and allows them to implement a creative or research project in all disciplines.
For periods of two months to a year, in the Marais or in Montmartre, the Cité internationale des arts allows artists to work in an environment conducive to creation and open to meetings with professionals from the cultural milieu. Artists in residence benefit from customized support from the Cité internationale des arts team and the opportunity to meet and exchange with more than 300 artists and art 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.