Deadline: Open call

Open Call for Local Artists / PILOTENKUECHE 2017, 18, 19

"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Leipzig, Germany and looking for artists.

"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Europe's boomtown Leipzig, Germany. The independent project is organized by artists with a transdisciplinary background between art, theory & diverse sciences with the aim to support and boost artistic experience.

The project invites within the “Local Participants Program" handpicked local artists from around Leipzig to participate with the international artists for a period of three months on our art program. This program aims to support the local art scene and to connect it to international artists. Each accepted artist is offered a full stipend, provided by "PILOTENKUECHE" and financed by a private donor. We maintain engagements with several partners, and by introducing our artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. Our concept encourages experimental strategies and embraces a trans-disciplinary ethos, aiming to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something collectively. In a group of around eleven international artists working in the space and two local participants participating on our program activities, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one's work while binding the individuals temporarily within the group, which leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

We’re always looking for artists to participate on our program, but please consider our deadlines.

Round Oct. - Dec. 2017: 30.09.17
Round Jan. - March 2018: 31.10.17
Round April - June 2018: 30.11.17
Round July - Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. - Dec. 2018: 31.03.18
Round Jan. - March 2019: 30.06.18

During the 3 months, Local Participants are free to join our weekly program, request a consultation, and join the project exhibitions. Since Local participants have their own studios, we do not provide a working place at "PILOTENKUECHE". With this framework in mind, we intend to elicit an engaged response in a stimulating environment between locals and international participants:

  • approximately 2 Local Participants participate in the program together with approximately 11 International Residents
  • studio space is not provided to Local Participants
  • costs / participation fee: 0,00 EUR* / month, per artist
  • the fee covers the participation costs
  • studio costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional 

*The fee includes the full stipend of 300,00 EUR from 'PILOTENKUECHE,' with directly subsidizes the full program fee of 300,00 EUR. A further support is not provided.

Living accomodation is additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists. The Program activities consists of studio visits, museum tours, scheduled art critiques, an art talk by our residents, as well as one preview show and one final group exhibition.

Participating artists are expected to participate with the program objectives, to contribute to a collective enterprise, and be open to work with others. In exchange for the partial stipend, artists are expected to leave a donation of one or two art works.


Who can apply?
Artists from all artistic disciplines (installation, videoart, sculpture, electronic music, painting, drawing, performance, photography, net art etc.) are invited to send us a proposal. The artist need to be based in or around Leipzig since at least 3 years to be eligible to apply.

How to apply?
Please send us an E-mail. The application should include:

  • a short CV
  • an artist statement
  • representative number of examples of your work and (if existing) a link to your website
  • Application Form

Please visit our website before you apply to download the forms and for more information.


Open Call for Local Artists / PILOTENKUECHE 2017, 18, 19

Open Call for Local Artists / PILOTENKUECHE 2017, 18, 19


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