Training course: Artists Development Programme 2019 – Geographical focus

Location: Luxembourg

Dates: 23/01/2019

Participating countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania


Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 23/01/2019

Date Of Selection:

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Costs: Free

Launched by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Artists Development Programme (ADP) geographical focus, offers emerging European visual artists a six week-long residency in Luxembourg, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a high-profile established artist. In 2019, the recipients will each be mentored by Finnish artist Jorma Puranen.


Who can apply
Entrants should be born after 1 January 1984 (≤35 years old);
Nationality of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Romania;
Fluent in English.


Budget and duration
The EIB Institute will cover the artists travel costs to and from Luxembourg (for the residency), and to and from Jorma Puranen’s studio (before the start of the residency).
The artists will receive a EUR 100 (one hundred euro) flat-rate daily allowance to cover their subsistence costs during the period of residency and all or part of their production costs, and will be provided with a living/working space.
In addition, the artists will be granted, at the beginning of the residency, a contribution towards production of EUR 500 (five hundred euro) and, at the end of the residency, a success fee of EUR 1 000 (one thousand euro), provided that they have produced a work or body of works.

The residency in Luxembourg will take place between the end of May and the beginning of July 2019. Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might consider acquiring an artwork produced on-site from the artists.


How to apply
Applicants should submit:
– CV (in English);
– Scanned copy of the passport or identity card of the applicant evidencing nationality of one of the above-mentioned countries;
– A letter of motivation, in English, with ideas to be explored during the residency (maximum 500 words);
– Portfolio of visual documentation of works, maximum 8 images, best representing the art of the applicant (in PDF format, A4 pages);
– 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

Application packages should be sent electronically to Ms Delphine Munro ( and not exceed 12 MB.


Deadline to submit applications: 23rd January 2019, midnight (GMT+1).

A jury 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, and 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 in March 2019.