[artinfo] project room @ aquarium : international artist-in-residency programme at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain

hegyi dóra hegyidora39 at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 7 10:16:16 CET 2010

project room @ aquarium : international artist-in-residency programme
at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain

General information & guidelines:

In 2011, 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 three
years' work and exhibition practice and 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.

Selection procedure
A jury of experts will select the candidates for the two residencies
to be held in 2011 based on the quality of work and the applicants'
potential to use the residency to maximum benefit. The selected
candidates will be informed of the jury results via email at the end
of February 2011.

The 2010/2011 years' jury members are Jean-Jacques Dumont, artist and
professor, École supérieure d'art Metz Métropole (ESAMM) and École
Supérieure des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (ÉSADS); Berit Fischer,
freelance curator, Berlin; Emmanuel Lambion, freelance curator and art
worker / Bn Projects, Brussels; Kevin Muhlen, artistic director,
Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain; Christine Walentiny,
exhibitions manager and project coordinator, Casino Luxembourg – Forum
d'art contemporain.

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 at Centre Culturel de Rencontres Abbaye
de Neumünster in Luxembourg city. Casino Luxembourg will take over the
artist's travel costs to and from Luxemburg and will provide a bulk
sum of EUR 1,800 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

Application procedure
Deadline for applications: 12 January 2011.
Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in
order to be considered.

Submission of application: guidelines
Candidates are asked to respect the criteria as described above and to
send their application file before 12 January 2011. All the below
mentioned documents are to be sent to Casino Luxembourg per e-mail to
the attention of Christine Walentiny in a single printable PDF file.

Your application file should include the following documents:

1) Application form: personal information.
To be downloaded on the internet site of Casino Luxembourg:

2) Scan/copy of your passport or identity card

3) Curriculum vitae
Including your educational record and exhibitions (press articles
optional) from 2007 onwards

4) Artist's statement including:
a) a description of your artistic work and practice in 250 words maximum
b) a selection of 3 finished projects/works of art that you briefly explain.
Please include a maximum of 3 images per project. If you wish to send
a film, please do this via www.wetransfer.com (not more than 3 films
in total will be considered!)

5) Letter of intent (350 words maximum)
Including a brief description of your motivation and of what you will
be working on contentwise while being in Luxembourg. No final project
for the space is required at this stage, but an outline of your
intentions has to be clearly stated in your letter.

Contact and enquiries
Christine Walentiny, project coordinator
christine.walentiny at casino-luxembourg.lu

Spring residency
from 16 May to 8 July 2011
exhibition from 9 July to 11 September 2011
opens Friday, 8 July 2011

Fall residency
from 5 September to 28 October 2011
exhibition from 29 October 2011 to 8 January 2012
opens Friday, 28 October 2011

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