Visual Arts
2 months
Paid by host 

The EIB Institute will cover the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg (for the residency), and to and from Jorma Puranen’s studio (before the start of the residency). The artist will receive a €100 (one hundred euros) 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 euros) at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of €1 000 (one thousand euros) at the end of the residency, provided that they have produced a work or body of works.

Application guidelines 

The online application is open to visual artists (EU nationals, aged less than 35).


The European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank

Artists Development Programme


The Artists Development Programme (ADP) is a residency and mentorship programme in Luxembourg organised by the EIB Institute. The ADP offers emerging European visual artists under the age of 35 the opportunity to develop their practice in a high-quality professional context without any material constraints. It involves the creation of an art project under the mentorship of an internationally renowned artist. The mentors provide an exceptional tutoring and networking opportunity for young artists, while the exhibition of works from the project at the EIB premises adds the credibility of an established setting.

Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen is the mentor of 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions. Previous mentors of the programme are leading British visual artist Darren Almond, Polish conceptual artist Mirosław Bałka and renowned British abstract painter Callum Innes.

The ADP was created in 2013, targeting artists from a selected number of countries. The programme has since consistently broadened its target audience and has grown from one to four residencies, expanding the initial idea to residencies with two angles: geographic and thematic. Each year the geographic angle of the programme shifts its focus within the EU and aims to address the balance of nationality in the EIB’s art collection by selecting emerging artists who come from countries under-represented in the collection. 

For the 2021 edition, the EIB launched two calls for applications targeting visual artists (EU nationals, aged less than 35) with a thematic focus on:

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