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Open call for artist residency presented by European Investment Bank and Cité Internationale des Arts

Application deadline: March 31

Cité Internationale des Arts invites applications from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye, and Ukraine. The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with the Cité internationale des arts (Paris), for which it is looking for one visual artist (born after January 1, 1988) from one of the following EU candidate countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, or Ukraine.

The ADP provides a three-month residency to rising European visual artists at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, allowing them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), aided by the mentorship of a renowned artist. Tatiana Trouvé, an accomplished Franco-Italian artist, will mentor the awardees in 2023.

Eligibility criteria
–Born after January 1, 1988 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under).
–Nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye or Ukraine (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 residence will take conducted in Paris from September 4 to November 27, 2023. The EIB Institute will pay for the artist’s transportation to and from Paris (for the residency). The artist will be paid an 80 EUR (eighty euro) flat-rate daily stipend to cover living expenses during the residence as well as all or part of the production costs, as well as a live-in studio space.

In addition to the aforementioned benefits, the artist will receive a production contribution of 500 EUR (five hundred euro) at the start of the residency and a success fee of 1,000 EUR (one thousand euro) at the completion of the residency, provided that they have completed a work or body of work. Following the stay, the EIB may consider purchasing an artwork created 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, March 31, 2023. Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.

About the EIB Institute
Within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund), the EIB Institute was established to promote and support social, artistic, cultural, and intellectual activities with European stakeholders and the general public.

The Artists Development Project is one of its flagship activities (ADP). The ADP provides European visual artists with a residency mentored by a world-renowned artist. It allows artists to expand their practice and work on the creation of an artwork without regard for material limits.

At completion, a sequence of activities mark the conclusion of the residency: an exhibition, the artists’ introduction to suitable public fora, and, in most cases, the EIB’s acquisition of the program’s artworks to increase its contemporary art collection.

About the Cité internationale des arts
The Cité internationale des arts is an artists’ residency center in the heart of Paris that brings together artists from all disciplines to work on creative or research projects.

The Cité internationale des arts, located in the Marais or Montmartre, allows artists to work in an environment conducive to invention and open to meetings with experts from the cultural milieu for durations ranging from two months to a year. Artists in residence receive tailored support from the Cité internationale des arts team, as well as the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with over 300 artists and art professionals of diverse ages, nationalities, and disciplines.

Many times a year, the Cité internationale des arts invites applications on specific themes and/or initiatives in partnership with its many partners.