Irudika 2020 Illustrator in Residence contest – apply by 15 October

IRUDIKA, the international illustration fair of the Basque countries in Spain has launched an international contest for an Illustrator in Residence.
The call is organised with the support of Fundación Vital Fundazioa, in collaboration with Fundación Bilbaoarte Fundazioa and the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image of Angoulême.

The contest

The main goal of the Residency is to encourage creative production in the area of illustration. Therefore the successfull candidate will be asked to produce a personal illustration project during their stay, as well as create the poster and graphics to be used for the IRUDIKA 2020 flyers.
The Residency also aims to facilitate the start of collaboration networks, to foster the mobility of the artists, and strengthen ties between foreign and national cultural institutions.

The call is open to any illustrator, older than 18 years based anywhere in the world.

The Award

The winner of the contest will receive a Prize worth €2100 gross, which covers some daily and travel expenses to the various residencies planned at different venues and various stages:

  • Phase 1: VITORIA-GASTEIZ. ESPACIO ZAS. 6 February 2020.
  • Phase 2: BILBAO. 7 February – 4 March 2020. FUNDACIÓN BILBAOARTE FUNDAZIOA.
  • Phase 3: ANGOULÊME. 4 – 27 March 2020. MAISON DES AUTEURS DE ANGOULÊME (France).
  • Phase 4: BILBAO. 27 March – 5 April 2020 at FUNDACION BILBAOARTE FUNDAZIOA, with a possible visit to BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR (30 March – 2 April 2020).
  • Phase 5: VITORIA. 5 – 7 April 2020. FUNDACIÓN VITAL FUNDAZIOA.

More info

For contest criteria and how to submit your application see IRUDIKA

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 15th of October at 23:59 hours.
No application shall be accepted after that date.