In accordance with the wishes of its founders, the aims of the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca are to promote and disseminate contemporary creative values, to contribute to the training of young generations of artists, and to encourage them in their commitment to innovation and in genuine research into new channels of creative expression. The foundation also wishes to contribute to recognition of Miró’s importance as an artist and as a person through educational programmes and projects that bring contemporary art closer to society. Supported by Conselleria de Fons Europeus, Universitat i Cultura, Govern de les Illes Balears.
Pilar Juncosa i Sotheby’s Biennal Award for Artistic Creation
This year, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca wishes to promote art projects associated with Joan Miró’s printmaking studios. These are located in an 18th-century country house called Son Boter, equipped by the artist himself for use as art studios and now considered to be one of the Foundation’s distinguishing features.
Our aim is to offer visitors the chance to see art projects by gifted artists while also highlighting Joan Miró’s ties with a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic sensibilities. The Foundation wishes to support and promote the winning artist, allowing them to benefit from the worldwide prestige associated with Joan Miró’s art and the international recognition that this represents.
To this end, the Pilar Juncosa & Sotheby’s Award is granted every two years for the creation of an art project leading to the production of multiples or editions in all their possible forms (sculptures, ceramics, video, photography, graphic art, etc.) to be carried out totally or partly in Joan Miró’s printmaking studios. The jury will be made up of different experts in the field of art editions: one person appointed by Sotheby’s, four experts not associated with the Foundation, and three members of the Foundation, whose Director will have the deciding vote if required.
The award, worth a total of €22,000, shall be divided as follows: €6,000 as a prize for the artist and the rest for the creation and exhibition of the project, paid as per the conditions established in the Payments section.
Once the project has been completed, the artist must donate a full example of the work and/or a documented report on the production process to the Foundation for its incorporation in the latter’s art collection and archives. The Foundation will negotiate the donation with each artist, depending on the work in question.
The jury will set high value on proposals for projects that stand out for their quality and capacity for experimentation and innovation. The clarity of the outlined proposal will also be taken into account, as well as the financial feasibility of the work’s creation and maintenance.
Pilar Juncosa Award for An Educational Art Project
Fundació Miró Mallorca offers a grant worth €6,000 for an educational art project.
This project must promote and encourage a greater interest in contemporary art among a specific sector of the public (teachers, children, young people, the elderly, the handicapped, etc.) as well as being related to the Foundation’s documentary and artistic resources or to any other aspect of contemporary creation.
In assessing the proposals, the jury shall take the feasibility of the projects into consideration, bearing in mind the Foundation’s infrastructure, organization and educational team.
The project shall be carried out at Fundació Miró Mallorca.
Training Grants to take part in courses at Joan Miró’s Printmaking Studios
4 grants open to artists interested in printmaking techniques and printed editions
Fundació Miró Mallorca offers four grants to artists interested in printmaking techniques and printed editions to enable them to take part in one of the courses organized by Fundació Miró Mallorca each summer in Joan Miró’s printmaking studios.
Each grant consists of free enrolment on one of the courses/workshops held the following year and a gross sum of €2,000 to cover travel expenses, accommodation, etc. The beneficiaries of grants can choose a place on one of the courses.
The programme for the courses is published from May onward at www.miromallorca.com.
Grants for Artistic Residency at other centres
2 Grants for Accommodation and Participation at La Casa de Velázquez, Madrid
Each grant shall be for a total of €4,000 to cover travel expenses, food, etc.
La Casa de Velázquez provides accommodation for one person in Madrid, in addition to the use of its studios and participation in its programme of activities.
A proposal for an art project must be submitted to be carried out at La Casa de Velázquez within a maximum of 3 months.
For further information, visit www.casadevelazquez.org
1 Grant for Accommodation and Participation at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London
A grant for a total of €4,000 to cover travel expenses, accommodation, etc. in London.
The Slade School of Fine Art provides the use of studio space for one person for a maximum of one month and agreed access to the university’s print workshops and other academic activities programmed during the academic year.
For further information, visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade
1 Training Grant for the Winners of the Certamen de Arte Gráfico para Jóvenes Creadores (Young Creators’ Printmaking Award)
Since 1996, Fundació Miró Mallorca has collaborated in the Certamen d’Art Gràfic per a Joves Creadors (Young Creators’ Printmaking Award), organized this year by the Calcografia Nacional of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, the Real Casa de la Moneda and Fundación Azcona.
The Foundation offers a training grant to one of the winners of the Certamen d’Art Gràfic per a Joves Creadors (Young Creators’ Printmaking Award).
This consists of free enrolment on one of the courses/workshops run by Fundació Miró Mallorca’s printmaking studios, and a gross amount of up to €2,000 to cover expenses relating to attendance of the course.
To apply for this grant, it is necessary to enter the Certamen d’Art Gràfic (Young Creators’ Printmaking Award) and, if the entrant wins, the same jury (in which the Foundation is represented) shall then decide on the grant.
For further information, visit http://www.realacademiabellasartessanfernando.com/es/calcografia-nacional/premios-y-concursos/certamen-de-jovenes-creadores