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 “Margins to Centre/Periphery to Core”.

“Margins to Centre/Periphery to Core” seeks to encourage thoughtful consideration of the topic of marginalisation in today’s society. Artists are invited to meditate on both the societal and geographic interpretations of margins and peripheries and to tackle diversity and inclusion. Moreover, it seeks to bring to the fore groups in Europe that are often sidelined, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI+ community. It expands upon the EIB Arts & Culture Programme’s continued interest in diversity, and builds upon previous activities that sought to improve the EIB collection’s reflection of Europe’s multifaceted and dynamic identity.

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.

Eligibility criteria

  • 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.

Application procedure

All applications must be submitted through the online form available here.

Required documents

– 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.

Selection procedure

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 candidates 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.

Apply here


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 2021 laureate Jošt Franko presenting Keine Chance…, produced during the residency and seeking to give recognition to refugee populations trapped on the outskirts of the EU. ©