Every year, emerging artists can benefit from a residency programme in Luxembourg under the guidance of an established mentor in their discipline (visual arts), the Artists Development Programme. The Institute offers them the opportunity to develop their artistic practice without any material contingency during the period of the project. It also enables them to produce high quality work that comfortably fits alongside the work of more experienced artists in the collection. As of 2019, the new mentor will be Finnish artist, Jorma Puranen.

Mentors for the previous editions were Polish conceptual artist Miroslav Balka (2013,2014), British artist Darren Almond (2015, 2016, 2018) and British artist Callum Innes (2017).

Meet the mentors!

    • Jorma Puranen

      Jorma Puranen is one of Finland’s most renowned photographers and is referred to as the “founding father of the Helsinki School”, created and still active within the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University in Helsinki. Puranen still lives and works in Helsinki.

    • Callum Innes

      Callum Innes is a Scottish artist based in Edinburgh and Oslo. He studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and emerged as an abstract painter in the late 1980s. Nowadays, he is recognised as one of the most significant abstract painters of his generation.

    • Darren Almond

      Darren Almond is a leading British visual artist who works and lives in London. His practice includes videos, installation, sculpture and photography.

    • Mirosław Bałka

      Mirosław Bałka is an internationally acclaimed leading Polish conceptual artist, living in Warsaw and Otwock. He mainly works with sculptures, installations, videos and works on paper.