Candidate Artists

Artist: Tinganá Santana (Brazil), Espace Sobo Badè, 2013


From Candidate to Laureate

The bursaries are limited and are awarded on a selective basis. The pre-selection of candidates is carried out by the institutions. Artists must therefore apply directly to the institution of their interest, depending on the discipline and/or country sought. 

The application file is to be submitted directly to the institution of interest. 

General Remarks :

  • Applicants may submit only one application per year and can participate in the Programme only once in their careers. 
  • Candidates who are nationals of the country where the chosen institution is located are not eligible. 
  • In some cases, a document proving language proficiency is required by the host institution.
  • The institutions pre-select three candidates to submit to UNESCO. It is up to the Organization to take the final decision based on its own criteria: geographical distribution and gender balance. 
  • The laureates are then informed of their selection by the institutions where they have been granted residency. The respective institution and successful laureate then sign a mutually binding agreement. 

 The Laureates :

  • The visa fees are borne by the laureate. 
  • In order to experience various aspects of intercultural dialogue during their stay, the laureates are required to participate in social or cultural activities in addition to their own projects, as requested by the host institution. 
  • At the end of the residency, the laureates are requested to send a brief report outlining their experience, their interaction with the local community and the benefits they derived from their stay. This testimony should also include samples of their work during the residency, which will be posted online in the Programme’s virtual gallery online. The Gallery will allow the works of these artists to be displayed and available.
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