The Department of Cultural Promotion of the Ministry of Culture and Sports has presented the various initiatives to continue motivating artistic creation projects in the country and encourage synergies between the various actors involved in the sector. Thus, the calendar of international artists that will host the Faber Andorra residency this 2023 has been presented and the special call for creators and researchers from Andorra who wish to stay at the Faber d 'Olot.
Two new scholarships were also presented during the event, one to promote stays abroad and the other to stay at the Lluís Coromines Foundation. The new package of actions promoted by the ministry aims to give as many tools as possible to artists in the country so that they can develop their talent, as well as attract artists from all over to come to the country to generate exchange between artists.
The appearance, which was held at the Taranmana Gallery, the space that hosts the exhibition of this year's first Faber resident, was attended by the director of Cultural Promotion, Montserrat Planelles, the head of Faber Andorra and ministry technician, Meritxell Blanco, and the head of the knowledge, innovation and residencies program at the Ramon Llull Institute, Àlex Hinojo.
In September, the residency will be for the American archive researcher, James Lowry, who will study the Andorran claim against France for the return of the archives of the Department of the Eastern Pyrenees and the French Vegueria of Andorra. There will also be Theo Lynn's candidacy with a study of access, use and outcomes of Internet technology by six micro-states; and filmmaker Carles Larini. In addition to the stay at the residence, various activities open to all citizens will be promoted, so that they can learn about the projects presented by the residents staying in Andorra.
The program responds to the Strategic Plan for Culture 2030 and one of the actions included is the achievement of "Strategic Support" to promote the presence of Andorra and its artists in exchange programs or in international artistic competitions. Thus, interested persons will have to enter an application with the residence proposal and the expenses associated with which they wish to stay. For this first call, a total allocation of 10,000 euros is expected to be distributed among the selected candidates. The maximum amount that can be requested per application is 3,300 euros. The terms of reference can be consulted at www.tramits.ad and www.e-tramits.ad and the deadline for submitting candidacies will be open from March 1, 2023 to September 1, 2023, at 2 p.m. hours.
As a novelty this year, it has also been reported that an invitation to stay at the Lluís Vilà Space of the Lluís Coromina Foundation will soon open. The entity begins a new stage as an artists' residence and offers, in collaboration with the Government, a stay for an artist from the country for a month to choose from, between November 1, 2023 and January 25, 2024. The stay includes the space to live and work and an exhibition at the end of the stay in the Eat Art Space.