Artists Development Programme 2023


Call for applications for visual artists from Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovakia
The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 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 1988) from Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovakia.
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 2023, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.
Eligibility criteria
• Born after 1 January 1988 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)  
• Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovakia
(in the case of an artist duo, both members must be a national of one of these countries)
• Fluency in English
Budget and duration
The residency in Paris will take place from 4 September until 27 November, 2023.
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 live-in studio 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 candidate 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 2023.
Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+1), Friday, 31 March, 2023.
Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.
More about the residency programme.
More about the EIB Institute
More about Cite internationale des arts.