Fundación Botín is pleased to announce its 30th edition of the Art Grants offering six scholarships for artists of any nationality. This scheme has an expected duration of nine months and an endowment of 23,000 euros for each selected project

The Art Grants are intended to support the development of personal and research projects. In addition to the financial support, works created by the chosen artists will be shown in a collective exhibition at Centro Botín, Itinerarios, which this year celebrates its 28th iteration. The works will be presented in the exhibition gallery or other spaces and formats better suited to making the artists’ research public, as may be the case with performance, participatory activities or film cycles, among others. At the end of the grant period, Fundación Botín continues its commitment with the artists by closely following their career and, where appropriate, by purchasing works for the Collection.

Artists interested should make an initial application using the registration form available on the websites of Fundación Botín and Centro Botín, and submit the required documentation on paper by May 5. Every application received will be studied by a specially convened external jury of artists, curators and other art professionals, which rotates for each edition. From July 14, the jury´s final decision will be made public on both of the aforementioned websites.

Since the Art Grants were launched in 1993 they have benefitted more than 200 creative talents by acting as a dynamic stimulus to contemporary art and supporting artists seeking to develop a research project in the visual arts. A large number of the Fundación Botín grant recipients have already established themselves on the international art scene and are regularly present at significant events such as Erick Beltrán (Mexico, 1974), Sandra Gamarra (Peru, 1972), Fernando García Dory (Spain, 1978), Pedro G. Romero (Spain, 1964), Asier Mendizabal (Spain, 1973), Pedro Neves Marqués (Portugal, 1984), Basma Alsharif (Kuwait, 1983), Armando Andrade Tudela (Peru, 1975), Leonor Antunes (Portugal, 1972), Katinka Bock (Germany, 1976), Irene Kopelman (Argentina, 1971) and Wilfredo Prieto (Cuba, 1978).

Workshop by Roni Horn
In addition to the Art Grants, Fundación Botín is organising a workshop for international artists and writers, led by artist Roni Horn in collaboration with writer Isabel de Naverán. It will be held at Fundación Botín from March 20 to 24, 2023, under the title Being Where You are When You’re ThereApplications to take part in the workshop will be accepted until February 19.

This workshop is in conjunction with the exhibition that Roni Horn will be presenting at Centro Botín in Santander from April 1 to September 10, 2023, entitled I am paralyzed with hope. The exhibition has been carefully conceived by Horn in dialogue with the exhibition rooms, architecture, light and visitors flow.

Registration deadline: May 5, 2023
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