LIA - Leipzig International Art Programme

General information

Brief description of organisation

In 2017 LIA celebrated its 10 year anniversary. It is based at the Spinnerei, home of over one hundred thirty artist studios, galleries and art institutions. Here the Rundgang, Gallery Tour, takes place three times a year, when over 8000 guests from Germany and abroad come to visit and discover art of all media. The programme is open to all age groups and nationalities. Artists may apply directly or are sent by The New York Academy of Art, School of Visual Arts New York City, The Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia or STAL Gallery in Sultanat Oman. Together, alongside the programme’s main partner BMW, our partners such as the Goethe-Institutes world wide made it possible for over two hundred artists from forty different countries to take part in the LIA programme since 2007. LIA is Leipzig’s official art residency programme, and Leipzig’s Lord Mayor, Burkhard Jung, is its patron. Applications are rolling. If you are not an associated artist with the given institutions above you may also apply yourself directly.

For further information please see:
To apply please see the application link on that site.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

LIA – Leipzig International Art Programme
Founder and curator: Anna-Louise Rolland

LIA gemeinnützige GmbH
Spinnereistraße 7, hall 18, 2nd floor
+49 (0)176 21 87 92 95

LIA is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with over two hundred artists from forty nations having participated. It includes an international exhibition portfolio, as well as monthly programme. LIA fosters artists internationally by providing them with spacious studios (living and work space at once) and cultural support, as well as opportunities to exhibit internationally. The programme links young artists with the regional and international art community associated with the Spinnerei ( and offers a monthly programme including art critic visits.

At LIA, both open studios and the international known Spinnerei Gallery Tours (Rundgang), attracting up to 8000 visitors each event, offer the opportunity for a wider audience to access the world of art and to experience the place where art is created. In this way LIA aims to build a more personal connection between the artist and audience encouraging discussions about art in the artists actual studio. Three major Spinnerei Gallery Tours as well as various open studio exhibitions take place per year. Each artist participates at least in one group show.

Residency program since


Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 3 and 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

Melbourne Institute of Technology The New York Academy of Art, NYC School of Visual Arts NYC STAl Gallery

Expenses paid by artist
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Other
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)

By plane

Halle/ Leipzig Airport

By car

Spinnereistr. 7
04179 Leipzig
highway take exit at IKEA

Contact information

LIA - Leipzig International Art Programme
Spinnereistr. 7
04179 Leipzig Germany

Phone: 0049 176 21 87 92 95

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