Deadline: 15/06/2019

FREE landscaping work exchange for artists and students

One week practical work; one week self-directed creative practice.

The Pfaelzer Hof in Germany s offering a free two-week landscaping work exchange residency for a gardener/landscaper/permaculture artist/student/crafts person. During the first week residents will be expected to carry out 30 hours of practical work, including: gardening, clearance of woodland areas, laying hedges, repairing stone steps, planting fruit trees and bushes, etc. In the second week of the residency, participants are free to engage in self-directed creative activities and make use of the shared project space/studio and outdoor spaces, including garden and woodland. 

Duration of residency
Two weeks.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We are interested to hear from artists from all disciplines to come into a peaceful, spacious and light environment to develop their practices within an urban context yet closely surrounded by nature and woodland.

Residents stay in one of our three spacious and beautiful apartments. Each apartment is well appointed and has its own bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. There is WiFi throughout the house. Depending on who is staying there are shared dinners to enable discussion, exchange and potentially forge collaboration.

We have a studio dedicated to painting and a project room / public gallery that can be used for painting, sculpting and other types of making / installing. Artists may share studio space. 

Fees and support
This is a free residency opportunity in exchange for 30 hours of practical work in week one. Includes accommodation, access to shared studio / project room and contact with mentor / curator to help you make the most of your stay.

Expectations towards the artist
We expect artists to make good use of their special time with us but we do not expect "results". More important is a willingness to reflect on experiences of being here and the creative process, and we enjoy supporting you in this journey.

We do like artists to have an interview with the local press about their stay. Workshops, talks and exhibitions can be arranged and ideas and proposals are welcome.

Application information
Please apply with a description of your practice and a link to your website or images / texts by emailing

FREE landscaping work exchange for artists and students

FREE landscaping work exchange for artists and students


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