Art and Culture, Botín Foundation


-Visual Arts scholarships 

The Visual Arts Grants were created in 1993 to facilitate training, research and to fund the production of new artworks. In an effort to ensure the grants´ independence, and the variety and plurality of the awardees, its mixed jury of art experts, critics, curators and artists changes every year.

Up-to-date, 163 artists have been awarded these grants. The work of the artists is displayed through a group exhibitions titles Itinerarios once the period of the grant comes to an end.

Information on scholarships and application.

 Botin Foundation Visual Arts scholarships
-Scholarships in Museum Management and Curatorship

These are for training purposes to gain a general understanding of the theory and techniques of museum management and curatorship (Curatorial Studies).

They are designed for Spanish nationals or residents who have been in Spain for at least five years.

Information on scholarshhips and application.

 Scholarships in Museum Management and Curatorship
-Visual Arts workshops

Since 1994 renowned artists have passed through the Villa Iris Visual Arts Workshops, spending a coupe of weeks closely working with young artists from all over the world who come to Santander for this activity.

Juan Uslé, Gabriel Orozco, Juliâo Sarmento, Miroslaw Balka, Antoni Muntadas, Jannis Kounellis, Mona Hatoum, Paul Graham, Lothar Baumgarten and Tacita Dean are just some of the artists-directors that have worked with the Botín Foundation.

Information on workshops and application.

 Visual Arts workshops


-Supporting Creation

Aid is provided for project development, research processes and production of work in the contemporary art field for former Botín Foundation scholars (artists and art professionals).

Tel.(+34) 942 22 60 72 - Fax: (+34) 942 36 04 94. Contact

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