ELEVEN artspace / Art is Residence

General information

Brief description of organisation

ELEVEN artspace is an artistic initiative in a rural location which provides a forum for all artistic disciplines and interdisciplinary work, encouraging encounters with contemporary art forms outside of urban cultural centres. Interaction and intervention between art and the locality in which it is practiced is a significant aspect of the project.

This is an independent non-profit art project. The name ELEVEN is derived from the archaic term for “pupils/students” (= Eleve/Elevin/Eleven).

ELEVEN artspace is based in a former school in Börstingen. It is situated in the Upper Neckar Valley between Rottenburg and Horb in the rural environment near Tübingen and Stuttgart.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The "ELEVEN AiR" is an international residency program for artists - situated at Starzach-Börstingen, Germany. It is an independent non-profit art project which is supported by the community Starzach and the non-profit association Schnittstelle ELEVEN e.V.
ELEVEN artspace wants to create an environment for inspiration – a place for artists where they can concentrate on work, experiment and play.

One to three-month residencies are available between each May and September. Shorter stays and "Artists on Tour" plans by special arrangement.

In order to cover the costs of operation it is necessary that artists contribute financially to the housing costs - regulary between 250,- to 440,- EUR per month.

>>> PLEASE NOTE: currently there is a creative break for the ELEVEN AiR program. Therefore, no applications for an artist-in-residence stay in 2019 can be submitted. See you again soon.<<<

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • by arrangement
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Other

Artist Talk

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Studio/Atelier
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • German
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Artist Talk

How to reach

By train

via Stuttgart, Horb, Rottenburg, Tübingen

By plane

International Airport Stuttgart / Zürich (CH)/ Frankfurt

By car


Nearest airport


Contact information

ELEVEN artspace / Art is Residence
Schulstrasse 27
72181 Starzach-Börstingen


Phone: +49 172 9573421

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