Call for applications

Artist-In-Residence Programme in the Public Space

Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Deadline: 16 February 2016

Artist-In-Residence Programme in the Public Space

In 2015, Casino Luxembourg‘s artist-in-residence programme moved out from the circumscribed exhibition space into Luxembourg’s open public space aiming at a direct confrontation between art – social, committed, provocative, surprising, unusual, playful, interactive – and the public at large in a shared common space.

In 2017, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain will host the second edition of its international residence programme in the public space.

The residence programme is designed so as to provide a maximum flexibility for the working artist and to offer the best possible conditions with regard to the realisation of each project. To get acquainted with Luxembourg’s public space, a first visit of Luxembourg will be scheduled in autumn 2016 for the laureate. Subsequently to this visit, the laureate will be requested to develop a first outline of his/her project for Luxembourg. The residence period will be fixed according to the very specific needs of the project (maximum of 12 weeks).


The residence progamme is open to all individual artists or collectives wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating a new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression but must have accomplished a master degree in arts (or equivalent) by the beginning of the residence, or, for non-degree holders, must give documented proof of at least a three-year work and exhibition practice. Participants should be fluent in either English, French or German. All applicants must hold a valid visa for the duration of the residence.

Selection procedure

A jury of experts will select the candidate for the residence to be held in 2017 based on the quality of the work and the applicant’s potential to use the residence to maximum benefit. The selected candidate will be informed of the jury’s decision via email by the end of June 2016.

The jury

The 2017 jury members are Anna Loporcaro, in charge of the cultural programme at Mudam (LU); Sabina Lang, artist, Burgdorf (CH); Stéphanie Delcroix, curator and art critic, London (UK); Kevin Muhlen, artistic director, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (LU) and Christine Walentiny, residence curator, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (LU).


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 15,000. The participant will be accommodated in a centrally located, self-sufficient flat in Luxembourg city. Casino Luxembourg will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg and will pay 500 EUR for 14 days towards general expenses. The participants will receive an artist fee of EUR 2,500 that will be paid at the end of the residence.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications: 16 February 2016 at 4 p.m. (GMT+1)

Applications must be fully completed and submitted in a single printable PDF file in due time in order to be considered.

Submission of application: guidelines

Candidates are asked to respect the criteria as described above. The closing date for applications is 16 February 2016 at 4 p.m. (GMT+1). All the below mentioned documents are to be sent to Casino Luxembourg per e-mail to in a single printable PDF file.

Each candidate will receive a written confirmation of receipt. The name of the selected candidate will be made public by the end of June 2016.

Your application file should include the following documents:

1) Personal information form to be downloaded on the website 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 2012 onwards

4) Portfolio (max 10 A4) (big media files can also be sent via Dropbox, WeTransfer, YouSendIt etc.)

5) An answer to the following questions: “What should contemporary art in public space be?”

You can answer this question by explaining one or more relevant art projects in your practice that took place in public space (max 1 A4).

DO NOT include a project proposal!

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