• For three months during the summer, 16 participants will undertake their artistic projects under the guidance of professional mentors from the international stage.
  • For its third edition, the Jorge Oteiza Foundation Museum is joining the initiative.


The Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Artium Museoa, and the Jorge Oteiza Foundation-Museum have made an open call to participate in the third edition of the Institute of Artistic Practices- (JAI).  This artist-focused art school will open its doors during the summer with a programme that places artistic practice at its core, promoting research, production, perception, and critical work.


For its third edition, the Jorge Oteiza Foundation-Museum is joining the initiative. The centre is a monographic space that is home to the artist’s personal collection, and is located 9km from Pamplona in a town of Navarre called Alzuza. This new collaboration offers JAI the chance to open itself up to new landscapes, expanding the sensitive possibilities of the artistic experience. In turn, it reinforces the foundations of the programme’s experimental teaching project.


The training sessions will take place in the Artists’ Space Workshop at Tabakalera from 1 June to 31 August. In addition to common area access, each participant will also have a studio available to them throughout the training period, along with personalised guidance from the programme’s mentors. During the month of August, participants will spend a few days in the town of Alzuza, where the Jorge Oteiza Foundation-Museum is located. In addition, certain specific activities will take place at Artium Museoa.


Institute of Artistic Practices


JAI is presented as a summer school with the intention of establishing a space for the development of artistic intersections and exchanges. For this purpose, the programme brings together international professionals from very different backgrounds, capable of identifying the potential of the artistic practice to look at the contemporary world and establish a critical relationship on the use of its languages. Ibon Aranberri (artist), Asier Mendizabal (artist and professor at KKH, Royal Institute of Art Stockholm), and Itziar Okariz (artist) will return as mentors in this new edition of the Institute, and the team of professors will be comprised of professional agents that are currently part of the public programmes and exhibitions of the institutions that are promoting the open call. Joining us will be Rosalind Nashashibi, Georgia Sagri, Lea Porsager, David Bestué, Ainara Elgoibar, Alejandro Cesarco, Jon Mikel Euba, Mattin, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Isabel Herguera, Erlea Maneros and Txaro Arrazola. Alongside them, the Institute will also have a Study Committee made up of Catalina Lozano (Artium Museoa, Chief curator), Oier Etxeberria (ICCC Tabakalera, San Sebastian programme director), and the three aforementioned mentors. The Committee members will select the 16 participants that will be part of the artists’ school.


Call for Proposals


The call is aimed at sector artists and agents interested in delving deeper into art methodologies. The registration period will be open from 17 March through 14 April 2022. In order to participate, candidates must register via a form that can be found on the Tabakalera (, Artium ( and Oteiza Foundation-Museum ( websites, where they can include their curriculum vitae and biography, a motivation letter, and a digital dossier including images of their previous work.


The individuals selected will receive €450 to register for their training and, in addition, those that request it may opt for one of the five grants for lodging.


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