Appel à candidature : Subventions de la Fundación Botín (2014-2015)

bapfbiThe Botin Foundation is announcing its Grants for Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies for 2014-2015

In 2014 the Botin Foundation is offering the 22nd edition of its Visual Arts Grants and the 10th edition of its Exhibition Curatorship and Museum Management Grants. The closing date for submissions for the former is April 30th at 2:00 p.m. and May 9th at 2:00 p.m. for the latter.

The Visual Arts Grants, which are international in scope and widely recognized, consist in financial support for education, research or personal projects for the 2014-2015 season. They culminate with the organization of the exhibition Itinerarios and the publication of a catalogue.

The call is open to all nationalities, and the only requirement is that candidates for the education grants be between 23 and 40 years old. Grantees who do not have to travel will be awarded 16,000 Euros, and those who do have to travel from their current residence will be awarded 24,000 Euros. This financial support is for travel, room-and-board and studio rental. Tuition at the chosen institution for the educational grants, as well as health insurance if required by a change of residence, will also be added.

The closing date for submissions is April 30th 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Applications must be filled out online at The other documents must be sent to the Botin Foundation at Pedrueca 1, Santander.

The artists who are currently enjoying a grant from the 21st edition are Carles Congost, Barcelona, 1970; Albert Corbí, Alicante, 1976; Jon Mikel Euba, Vizcaya, 1967; Julia Spinola, Madrid, 1979; Jorge Yeregui, Santander, 1975; Wilfredo Prieto, Cuba, 1978; Patricia Esquivias, Venezuela, 1979; Justin Thompson, USA, 1979; and Rodrigo Oliveira, Portugal, 1980. All the grants are for developing personal projects.

The artists from the 20th Botin Foundation grants are featured in the 2014 exhibition Itinerarios, which is on view in Santander until April 20th. They comment on their experience with the grants in the video

The two grants for study abroad specializing in Exhibition Curatorship and Museum Management are intended for professional training integrating theory and techniques of museum management and exhibition organization, or curatorial studies. The destination institution should focus on contemporary art (from the avant-garde to the present). It is possible to apply for an extension at the chosen school. The jury may grant a partial or total extension, which may last up to nine months maximum.

Applications can be filled out online at until May 9th 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Applicants must hold technical certificates, associate’s or undergraduate degrees, or be graduate students in Fine Arts, Art History, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Literature, Humanities or Criticism, or, if they do not meet the aforementioned requirements, they must be arts professionals with a demonstrable pertinent skill-set. They must also be Spanish citizens, or demonstrate residency in Spain for five years previous to the application; between 23 and 40 years old, fluent in the language of the country where they intend to study, and have written proof of acceptance from the chosen educational centre.

The total amount of the grant is 18,000 Euros for expenses in travel, room-and-board, etc., plus a maximum of 12,000 Euros for tuition at the chosen school.

The following people are currently enjoying these grants: Clara López Menéndez, at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College of New York and Alejandro Alonso Díaz, at London Metropolitan University. Francisco Javier Sanchez Martinez was awarded an extension at Bard College of New York.

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