The Spur - ETACEC 16/18 > Call for artists in residence (visual arts)

THE SPUR / ETACEC 16-18 is a project for the creation of a European cooperation network made up of 7 cultural organisations that operate on a local and international scale as cultural operators, focusing above all on the field of the visual arts. It has two key objectives:
- To develop innovative projects for building the professional capacities and transnational mobility of creators, in particular visual artists, enabling the sector to move towards the economy of creativity and facilitating the exploration of new business and work models.
- To implement transnational co-management processes between different organisations, in order to foster collaboration and knowledge transfer and, consequently, generate a European bank of exportable and reusable management resources that help to build the professional capacities of the sector.

The Spur ETACEC 16-18 promoted by the Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani, Girona is a project cofunded by seven partners, with the special collaboration of the Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean (EGTC), and by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The project brings together the following seven European partners:
• Girona: Girona City Council – Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona
• Albi: Le LAIT Art Centre, Tarn International Art Laboratory. Albi
• Palma de Mallorca: Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
• Montpellier: Bureau des Arts et des Territoires
• Rome: Fondazione per l’arte onlus
• Bratislava: Sputnik Oz
• Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean (EGTC)

As part of the call for Euroregion and Creative Europe – Cooperation Projects, The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 project is launching a selection process for European artists from a member state of the European Union to take part in its artist-in-residence programme. It offers the possibility of carrying out an international professional residency with expert mentoring as an innovative way of carrying out the training of enterprising creative professionals and of fostering the idea among artists and the general public that international professional mobility is not only possible but highly desirable and enriching.

Interested visual artists should send their CV, a summary of their artistic trajectory, proposed project, details of related activities with different audiences and a methodology for documenting the creative process. Visual artists should also list three centres and residency spaces in order of preference.

Each artist will be awarded a 3,600€ grant to cover allowances for research, subsistence expenses, and travelling expenses (including taxes). With this grant, it will also be possible to cover, with small amounts (maximum 200), the cost of materials that might be required by the work of the artist, even though the financial support is aimed primarily at research and creation, rather than production.

Deadline: 15 November

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Source: On the Move member-organisation, RES ARTIS