London Curators Direct Public Art Experience Behave’s International Residencies For 2015




London-based curators Stéphanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky are the artistic directors for the first residency programme for Public Art Experience, a project seeking to engage the public with art through a series of high profile artists’ residencies, inviting international artists working in different practices to submit proposals for BeHave, its first residency programme. Taking place in Belval, a former industrial site in the south of Luxembourg, BeHave will include six residencies, each lasting from three to nine months.

The intention of the residencies is that the artists will make facets of their practice visible to the public and that the outcomes of their residencies will be sited within Belval and accessible to the public from August until December 2016. Whilst the artists will need to consider how their work will be manifested after their residency, ongoing outputs produced during the residency, such as performative works, will also be encouraged. The residencies will be documented and disseminated through a series of conferences, seminars, publications, and films.

Le Fonds Belval is a public organisation established for the development of La Cité des Sciences and is the contractor for the construction of government projects on the industrial wasteland at Belval. As a public contracting authority. The sums dedicated to art are considerable and budgeted in relation to the investments generated by the architectural project.

Six production residencies will be awarded to international artists. The residency period will run between September 2015 and August 2016. Thses will include two three-month residences providing an honorarium of €14,000, two six-month residences providing an honorarium of €28,000, and finally two nine-month residences providing an honorarium of €42,000.

The artist’s applications will be shortlisted by the artistic directors Stéphanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky and by the artistic advisory board; with twelve applicants asked to visit Belval to present their work. Six of which will then be selected for artist’s residencies. Any successful applicant must apply by noon of 23 January 2015.


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