Residencies in Europe for young arts professionals

22 December 2001, United Kingdom

The Arts Council of England is calling for young people working in music, dance, the visual arts and other artforms, to apply for a residency in another European country which will allow them to develop their work and experience. Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes is the largest network of artistic residencies in Europe and has been supported by the Arts Council since it was introduced in 1994. It offers 61 residency awards of between three and nine months to emerging artists between the age of 20 and 35. This year there are residency awards available for artists working in the fields of architecture, audiovisual, choreography, design, literature, multimedia, music, photography, theatre, and visual arts. Participating countries include Austria, Belgium, Canada - Quebec, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands and England. The objective of the programme is to provide a residency abroad for young emerging artists where they can pursue their research and create new work. Accommodation and a materials grant towards the making and research of new works are provided. A host organisation in each city will be responsible for welcoming the artist into the host country both professionally and culturally, and for providing access to materials and facilities. During and after the residency, the artists’ work will be promoted through exhibitions, publications, concerts, performances and debates.