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Thematic call on Margins to the Centre / Periphery to Core

Open to artists (born after 1 January 1987) from all EU Member States

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2022 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 1987) from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Margins to Centre/Periphery to Core”.

Margins to Centre/Periphery to Core” seeks to encourage thoughtful consideration of the topic of marginalisation in today’s society. Artists are invited to meditate on both the societal and geographic interpretations of margins and peripheries and to tackle diversity and inclusion. Moreover, it seeks to bring to the fore groups in Europe that are often sidelined, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI+ community. It expands upon the EIB Arts & Culture Programme’s continued interest in diversity, and builds upon previous activities that sought to improve the EIB collection’s reflection of Europe’s multifaceted and dynamic identity.

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 2022, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.

Eligibility criteria:
Born after 1 January 1987 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)
EU nationals (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be EU nationals)
Fluency in English

The residency in Paris will take place from 2 September until 28 November 2022.
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 living/working 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.

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 candidates based on the artistic quality of their work.

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