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Apply for a residency at Casa de Velàzquez

The Casa de Velàzquez, the ADAGP and the Mobilier National are launching a new program to promote the value of wool by opening a research residency “Wool and Creation”. Creators, designers, craftsmen have until March 9, 2pm to apply.

Horses © Mobilier national, Thibault Chapotot

The ADAGP, the Casa de Velàzquez and the Mobilier National have announced a new partnership to promote design in France and Spain. The aim is to participate in the revalorization of European wool know-how and industries, which are faced with the challenge of relocation. A first call for applications has just been launched for a three-month research residency at the Casa de Velàzquez in Madrid. Creators (designers, craftsmen, artists) have until March 9 to submit a research project.

The residency program

The residency will have a total duration of 3 months at Casa de Velázquez in 2023. It will be divided into two periods: from June 1 to July 15 and from September 5 to October 20, 2023;

The winner will receive a grant of €6,000 and €2,000 to create a prototype, as well as transportation from the winner’s home to Madrid.

Also provided will be a studio apartment at Casa de Velázquez, access to the institution’s facilities (engraving and sculpture studio, recording and music studio, library and dining room) and possible participation in the CASA&CO exhibition.

Depending on the schedule, the winner will also be able to benefit from a connection with the Real Fabrica de Tapices in Madrid and access to the material library and the color chart of the National Furniture.


  • Deadline for receipt of applications: March 9, 2023 at 2pm
  • Announcement of the 4 pre-selected artists: March 21, 2023
  • Submission of additional elements: April 18, 2023
  • Meeting of the jury and designation of the winner: April 21, 2023
  • Residency (1st phase): June 1 to July 15, 2023
  • Residency (2nd phase): September 5 to October 20, 2023

Applications can be submitted via this link on the ADAGP website.

Loom looms © Mobilier national, Thibault Chapotot
Tapestry restoration workshop © Mobilier national, Thibault Chapotot