Open Call: Artists Development Programme

19.01.24 | Opslagstavle

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2024 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in partnership with the Cité internationale des arts (Paris) and neimënster (Neumünster Abbey Heritage Site for Culture)  (Luxembourg), for which it is looking for TWO visual artists (born after 1 January 1989) from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man.”

“Disruption: The Imprint of Man” aims to offer a unique vantage point on the Anthropocene. Building on the past residency theme “Anthropocene — The Imprint of Man” (2014-2017), “Disruption” broadens the focus beyond the environment to include topical social issues in the European Union: the decline of solidarity and respect as values, generational clashes, and the meaning of intra and international relations. Artists are invited to meditate on human behaviour and its consequences. “Disruption” is therefore understood not only in its physical sense, but also as a social, cultural and behavioural phenomenon.

The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a three-month residency, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a renowned artist. In 2024, the residency will take place over three months between the Cité internationale des arts in Paris for two months (September-October), and neimënster in Luxembourg for one month (November). The laureates will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé, as well as professor, theorist and art critic Christophe Kihm.


Eligibility criteria

– Born after 1 January 1989 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)

– EU national (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be EU nationals)

– Fluent in English

Budget and duration

The residency will take place from the beginning of September until the end of November 2024.

The EIB Institute will cover the artists’ travel costs to Paris, from Paris to Luxembourg, and from Luxembourg.

The artists will receive an €80 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 artists will be granted a contribution towards production of €500 at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of €1 000 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 artists.

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 cover letter (in English) with ideas to be explored during the residency, in line with the proposed theme (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 the Cité Internationale des Arts, a representative of neimënster and external art advisors — will select the candidates 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 candidates will be informed of the jury’s decision by email at the end of May 2024.


Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+2), Sunday, 31 March 2024.

Any application failing to comply with the requirements will be automatically disqualified.


Apply here