Deadline: Open call

Open Call for Participants / 2019 & 2020, Leipzig / Germany

"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Leipzig, Germany.

Description of residency program
"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art programbased 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 offers a diversity of programs and invites selected artists from around the world as well as handpicked curators, enthusiasts & local participants. While international residents come to work at the 465m² large fully remodeled studio space for a period of three months local artists are selected to participate on the artistic program.

Each accepted artist is offered a stipend, provided by ‘PILOTENKUECHE’. We also 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 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.

The project provides a range of programs, aiming to connect & engage different disciplines. Each category of our art program coalesces during a 3 months period, after which we realize a collaborative exhibition. Between international & local artists, curators & enthusiasts, the programs we offer are:

Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. We’re looking for artists, curators & enthusiasts to participate on our program in 2019 & 2020. You can apply any time, but please consider our deadlines.

Term: 2019 & 2020

Application Deadline: Various

Round July – September: 2019: 30.09.18
Round October – December 2019: 31.12.18
Round January – March 2020: 30.03.19
Round April – June 2019: 30.06.19

Our project fuses a range of programs in a group of participants with internal and external activities. 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. With our 465m² communal loft studio space we provide provide an highly remodeled platform to work from. The participant is responsible for travel costs, materials & living accommodation. For a detailed list of our programs & their details please consult our website.

Participants 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 stipend, artists are expected to leave a donation of one or two art works.

Interests from all artistic disciplines are invited to send us an application for the prefered program. Please visit our website for detailed information before you apply and contact us for any questions. Send your application to



Open Call for Participants / 2019 & 2020, Leipzig / Germany

Open Call for Participants / 2019 & 2020, Leipzig / Germany


No application deadline / Open call

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