Grant of EUR 1.000 / month for living costs (plus incurred travel costs, accommodations, and material costs according to individual agreement); payment of the production costs and exhibition in the rooms of the RWE Group and possibly at external cooperation partners; project documentation/exhibition catalogue.
The programme is aimed at artists from Germany and the rest of Europe, with a focus on countries where RWE is present.
The specialised artistic training at a University or an Academy of Arts is desirable. If the applicant does not hold an academic degree, the appropriate competence can be demonstrated by the personal artistic career. The application requires the submission of an initial sketch of the idea, samples of work (not older than three years), and a short description of the personal motivation.
You will find deadlines, the application form, examples, and additional information for the required documents on their website.
The VISIT programme of the RWE Foundation promotes artists by offering them a free space for pursuing individual design work. At the invitation of the Foundation, the selected artists develop their respective project over a period of about three months. Depending on the topic, this takes place at a German or also possibly an international location of the company. The artistic work should have an explicit reference to the topic of energy and its social relevance. The programme is aimed to initiate a reciprocal involvement between the company and artists. Interdisciplinary approaches and switching perspectives promote the understanding of different lines of thought and help us to learn from one another. RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. In geographical terms, the Foundation’s work focuses on North Rhine-Westphalia, especially the Ruhr district, as RWE has historical roots in this region. Funds from RWE Foundation also go towards projects outside of this region and in Europe.
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