03 Jan 2012
Luxembourg | International artist-in-residency programme
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International artist-in-residency programme: project room @ aquarium
Spring residency from 7 May to 1 July 2012
Winter residency from 14 January to 17 March 2013
In 2012/2013, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain will host the next edition of project room @ aquarium, an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called “Aquarium”, a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion. This international residency programme, while welcoming proposals taking full advantage of the place’s very specific architecture, is encouraging applications aiming to stimulate exchange and debate in relation with the local context and socio-cultural issues in Luxembourg. project room @ aquarium forms an integral part of the Casino Luxembourg’s agenda of exhibitions and events. Furthermore to the work that the participants are asked to realise during their stay in Luxembourg, they are expected to participate in the activities of Casino Luxembourg on specific occasions to be defined with the Casino team. Their project will be exhibited over a period of two months at the end of the residency and documented in a publication.
The residency is open to all individuals or artists collectives wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression but must give documented proof of at least a three-year work and exhibition practice. Applicants should not be older than 40 years. In order to facilitate communication with the local scene, participants should be fluent in either English, French or German. All applicants must hold a valid visa for the duration of the residency.
A jury of experts will select the candidates for the two residencies to be held in 2012/2013 based on the quality of their work and the applicants’ potential to use the residency to maximum benefit. The selected candidates will be informed of the jury results via email by early March 2012.
Casino Luxembourg will provide financial and technical support and will be in charge of implementing the artist’s project to a maximum cost of EUR 10,000. Participants will be accommodated in a centrally located, self-sufficient flat in Luxembourg city. Casino Luxembourg will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg and will provide a bulk sum of EUR 2,000 toward general expenses, to be paid in four instalments, the first of which will be made upon arrival. At the end of the residency, participants will receive an artist fee of EUR 1,500.
Deadline for applications [see website for application forms]: January 3rd 2012
Image: Aquarium © photo : Jessica Theis
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