https://www.epo.org/en/node/why-call-artists-open-preferably

Why is the Call for Artists open preferably to artists who live and work in the Netherlands or Germany?

In support of the EPO’s commitment to community outreach, to minimise travel costs and to avoid excessive transport costs for delivering the final objects, the Call for Artists has been structured around searching for artists who preferably have a connection with the country where the art objects will be installed.