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Applications open for 30th edition of Fundación Botín Art Grants

Registration deadline: May 5, 2023

The Fundación Botín announces the 30th edition of the Art Grants, which will award six scholarships to artists of any country.

This scheme will last nine months and will provide a grant of 23,000 euros to each approved project.

The Art Grants are designed to help people create personal and research projects. In addition to financial assistance, the selected artists’ works will be displayed in a group exhibition at Centro Botín, Itinerarios, which is celebrating its 28th anniversary this year. The works will be displayed in the exhibition gallery or in other places and formats better adapted to make the artists’ research public, such as performance, participatory events, or film cycles. Fundación Botín continues its commitment to the artists after the grant time ends by actively tracking their careers and, when appropriate, purchasing works for the Collection.

Artists interested in participating should submit an initial application via the registration form available on the websites of Fundación Botín and Centro Botín, as well as the requisite documentation, by May 5. Each application will be reviewed by a specially convened external jury comprising artists, curators, and other art professionals, who will rotate for each edition. The jury’s final ruling will be made public on both of the aforementioned websites on July 14.

Since the Art Grants were launched in 1993 they have benefitted more than 200 creative talents by acting as a dynamic stimulus to contemporary art and supporting artists seeking to develop a research project in the visual arts. A large number of the Fundación Botín grant recipients have already established themselves on the international art scene and are regularly present at significant events such as Erick Beltrán (Mexico, 1974), Sandra Gamarra (Peru, 1972), Fernando García Dory (Spain, 1978), Pedro G. Romero (Spain, 1964), Asier Mendizabal (Spain, 1973), Pedro Neves Marqués (Portugal, 1984), Basma Alsharif (Kuwait, 1983), Armando Andrade Tudela (Peru, 1975), Leonor Antunes (Portugal, 1972), Katinka Bock (Germany, 1976), Irene Kopelman (Argentina, 1971) and Wilfredo Prieto (Cuba, 1978). 

Workshop by Roni Horn
Apart from the Art Grants, Fundación Botín is hosting a workshop for international artists and writers, which will be taught by artist Roni Horn in conjunction with writer Isabel de Naverán. From March 20 to 24, 2023, it will be hosted at Fundación Botín under the title Being Where You Are When You’re There. Applications for the workshop are being accepted until February 19.

This workshop is in conjunction with Roni Horn’s exhibition, I am paralyzed with hope, which will be on display at Centro Botn in Santander from April 1 to September 10, 2023. Horn carefully designed the display in collaboration with the exhibition rooms, architecture, light, and visitor movement.