Deadline: 31/07/2019

Open Call for Artists

Artists from all artistic disciplines are invited to send us an application.

"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 “International Residency Program” selected artists from around the worldto come and work in the 465m² communally used, fully remodeled space for a period of three months, with 24h studio access. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend. We maintain engagements with severalpartners, and by introducing our artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. Our conceptencourages 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 twelve 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.

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 to participate on our program in the 43rd round during from April – June 2020 until 30.06.19.

Term: April - June 2020
Application Deadline: 30.06.19

Round April – June 2020: 30.06.19
Round July – Sept.: 2020: 30.09.19
Round Oct. – Dec. 2020: 30.12.19
Round Jan. – March 2021: 30.03.20

Our “International Residence Program” fuses the use of studio spacewith internal and external programactivities. The Studio space consists of:

one furnished up to 36m² large space per artist in our 465m² large communal loft hall including wifi and all side costs (water, heating, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.)

approximately twelve artists per month working in the space

furnished shared used tea kitchen

full costs / participation fee: 1800,00 EUR*/ 3 months, per artist

A prior payment of 450,00 EUR per artist is required to hold the place in the program, not refundable, refundable by cancellation (3 months before the residency starts)

the fee covers the studio & the participation cost

travel costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional

*The fee includes the partial-stipend of 1400,00 EUR from “PILOTENKUECHE”, with directly subsidizes the full program fee of 3200,00 EUR.

Living accomodation is additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists. TheProgram 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 an application.

How to apply?
Please send us an E-mail which should include:

the filled application form
a short CV with full official adress
an artist statement
an current portfolio and (if existing) a link to your website 

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

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