The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2022 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with Cité internationale des arts (Paris), for which it is looking for ONE visual artist (born after 1 January 1987) 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 2022, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.
- Born after 1 January 1987 (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 2 September until 28 November 2022.
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 living/working 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 (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 2022.
Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+1), 20 March 2022.
Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.
About the Cité internationale des arts
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.
Photo: ADP 2020 laureates Meta Drčar and Niamh Schmidtke install Schmidtke’s work Drafting communication, drafting climate, drafting futures produced during her residency on the theme “Disruption: the Imprint of Man”. © wili.lu