The Artists Development Programme (ADP)—the EIB’s talent accelerator for emerging European visual artists under 35 has officially launched its 2024 edition. From 15 December, 2023 until 31 March, 2024, the EIB Institute has opened four calls for applications:
- Call for applications for two visual artists from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”
- Call for applications for one visual artist from an EU Member State to work on the theme “The Future of Water”
- Geographical call for one visual artist from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovakia
- Geographical call for one visual artist from Ukraine
New developments for 2024
For the first time, this year’s ADP laureates will benefit from two mentors: Franco-Italian visual artist Tatiana Trouvé, who already mentored the 2022 and 2023 editions; and professor, theorist and art critic Christophe Kihm. Moreover, the 2024 edition will take place in two locations: The Cité internationale des arts in Paris, and neimënster (Neumünster Abbey Heritage Site for Culture) in Luxembourg. 2024 Laureates will spend the first two months of their residency in Paris, and will move to Luxembourg to complete the ADP cycle in close proximity to the EIB.
About the ADP
As the EIB Group’s flagship Arts & Culture initiative, the ADP echoes the Bank’s investment in Europe’s knowledge economy and amplifies its efforts to support innovation by offering the next generation of European artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a high-quality professional setting, under the mentorship of an internationally-acclaimed artist.
More than just a residency scheme, the ADP also serves as a living laboratory for examining the most pressing issues of today – climate change, global economies, migration, diversity, the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine – through the lens of art. Works acquired from ADP artists after their residency have greatly enriched the EIB art collection; and the socio-political commentary they often contain sparks reflection and discussions on many of the EIB’s values and strategic priorities.
As Europe’s premier accelerator for emerging artistic talent, the ADP has propelled the careers of artists who have gone on to exhibit at some of the world’s most prestigious arts institutions (such as Tate Britain), and receive recognition from the art world’s most renowned prizes and events (such as the Turner Prize nomination and the Venice Biennale).
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 customised 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.
Neumünster Abbey Heritage Site for Culture, also known as neimënster, is a historical site in Luxembourg City with a rich history spanning four centuries. Originally a Benedictine abbey, it later served as a military bastion and prison, including during the Nazi occupation. Today, it is a cultural center focused on restoring its spiritual vocation and promoting humanist values.
neimënster hosts a wide range of events, including concerts, conferences, arts performances, festivals, and exhibitions. Many of these events are free, and the public parts of neimënster are open seven days a week. Additionally, neimënster provides support and space for artistic experimentation through artist residencies, offering accommodations and workspaces for resident artists, and the possibility of public work-in-progress presentations.