The 10th edition of the Artists Development Programme—the EIB’s artists residency and mentorship programme—is officially underway! On 2 September 2022, this year’s ADP laureates arrived at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris to begin their residency. Over the course of three months, the artists will develop an artistic project under the mentorship of acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.

This year’s laureates are:

  • Laure Winants (Belgium, 30 ) and Liviu Bulea (Romania, 32) for the geographical call, targeting artists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania
  • Elsa Mencagli (Italy, 31) for the theme “Margins to Centre / Periphery to Core”, which invites artists to meditate on societal and geographic interpretations of margins and peripheries and to address diversity and inclusion
  • Pauline-Rose Dumas (France, 25) for the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”, which examines current social issues in the EU: the decline of solidarity and respect as values, the clash of generations, and the meaning of intra- and international relations

This year the ADP turns 10!  To celebrate this important milestone, the EIB has partnered with the Cité internationale des arts to host the 2022 ADP laureates on their campus. While in residence, the ADP laureates will be able to benefit from not only the cultural riches of Paris, but also the Cité’s thriving community of over 300 artists from around the world. This partnership reflects the shared mission of both organisations to nurture and propel European artistic talent through material support, mentorship, and collaboration.

The Artists Development Programme (ADP) is a residency and mentorship programme organised by the EIB Institute. This unique talent accelerator offers emerging European visual artists under the age of 35 the opportunity to develop their practice in a high quality professional context without any material constraints. It involves the creation of an art project under the mentorship of an internationally renowned artist. The mentors provide an exceptional tutoring and networking opportunity for young artists, while the exhibition of works from the project at the EIB premises adds the credibility of an established setting. 

Pictured from left to right: Laure Winants, Liviu Bulea, Pauline-Rose Dumas, Elsa Mencagli