Open Call Artists’ Development Programme: Water & Ocean preservation

Artists’ Development Programme

(Artists’ residencies and mentoring) European Investment Bank Institute

Deadline for application: 28 February 2016 at midnight (GMT+1)

European Investment Bank Institute

98-100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer L-2950 Luxembourg


The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute, in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, is pleased to announce the 2016 edition of its Artists’ Development Programme (ADP), targeting ONE visual artist (aged less than 35) from EU Member States focusing on “Water & Ocean preservation”. The ADP provides an opportunity for emerging visual artists to develop their practice during a month- long residency in Luxembourg by creating a new (body of) work(s). During this time, they will be mentored by acclaimed British artist Darren Almond.


  • Less than 35 years of age at the time of application
  • EU nationality
  • Fluency in English

Budget and duration

The EIB Institute will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg, to include a stopover to visit Darren Almond in London. The artist will receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day) and will be provided a living/working space. At the end of the residency, the participant will receive a success fee of EUR 1,500, provided he/she has produced an artwork. The duration of the residency in Luxembourg will be one month in June 2016.

Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might acquire the artwork(s), which was (were) produced on site, from the artist.

Application procedure


  • CV (in English)
  • Scanned copy of the passport or identity card of the applicant evidencing nationality of one of the 28 Member States
  • A paper detailing the project that would be produced during the residency, in line with the proposed theme (maximum 600 words, in English)
  • Portfolio of visual documentation of works best characterising the art of the applicant (in PDF, four A4 pages maximum)
  • Names and contact details of two professional referees, familiar with the art of the applicant
  • A brief reference in the body of the email to how the applicant found out about the programme

Selection procedure

A jury, consisting of members of the EIB Institute Arts Committee, external arts professionals and the mentor, will select the candidate based on the artistic quality of his/her work, motivation, potential to use the residency to maximum benefit and the relevance of the applicant’s practices to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidate will be informed of the jury’s result via email by beginning of April 2016.

Deadline for application: 28 February 2016 at midnight (GMT+1).

Any application which does not comply with the set requirements will be automatically eliminated.

The applications should be sent digitally to Ms. Delphine Munro (

About Darren Almond

About the European Investment Bank About the EIB Institute’s Arts programme About the ADP

About Parley






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