I Grant for the Development and Production of an Educational Tool

16th april – 12th june 2015

Aimed at developers or groups whose work brings together contemporary art, education and new technologies. The deadline for the project’s submission concludes June 12, 2015

LABoral has launched a call for the production of an educational tool that brings contemporary art practice closer to teachers and students as a resource to be used for developing the school curriculum.

This call falls within the framework of the programme Mecenazgo Expandido, directed by Alicia Ventura, a collaboration model that brings together a group of private collectors and a new paradigm in the field of fostering artistic creation and cultural funding in public spaces.

Directed by Alicia Ventura, Mecenazgo Expandido contemplates the production of artistic works and educational tools that shall be funded by several private collectors, in an initiative that combines the support to creation and the production of new work, funding and the creation of a context for the pieces to be produced. The colectio ACB, Julián Castilla, Tanalot 98 and Mariano Yera have joined this edition, expressing with their support their will to help disseminate culture from its root, with an initiative that brings together patronage and production.


This annual call is aimed at granting a residency for developing an educational tool that introduces teachers and students to contemporary art practices as a resource to implement the school curriculum.

It is simultaneously aimed at awakening an interest for contemporary art and the work of creators and fostering artistic creativity in the teaching process, while at the same time boosting creativity, imagination and critical thinking.

The funding will cover all expenses related with the residency with a budget of 10,000€ for production and fees – subject to Spanish income tax (IRPF) and any other taxes according to current legislation- following approval of the selected project and its corresponding budget. Organiser will provide accommodation, in the housing owned by LABoral for this purposes, and will provide a travel budget of up to 1,500€ gross.

This residency period is divided into two parts with a maximum direction of two months. It will take place between October and November 2015 and February and March 2016. The work with the educational centres and collaborators will be considered as part of the residency period.

Eligible candidates

Any creator or collective whose work combines contemporary art, education and new technologies.

Projects will be assessed by a jury according to the following criteria:

  • Originality of the proposal and educational value.
  • Its feasibility depending on the deadlines and budget.
  • Its technical feasibility of execution.
  • Impact of the project.


The deadline for submitting the documentation via postal mail is June Friday 12th 2015 at noon. The reference date to be considered will be that indicated on the postmark on the envelope.

Documentation must be submitted to:
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Departamento de educación: Beca de desarrollo y producción de herramienta educativa
C/ Los Prados, 121
CP: 33203 Gijón (Asturias)

The results of this open call will be announced on this web site and through a media release.

Information and questions: larias@laboralcentrodearte.org