Deadline: 15/01/2017

Open Call for Pilotenkueche 32nd round / Leipzig, Germany 2017

PILOTENKUECHE is looking for artists to participate in the next and upcoming rounds 2017.

Description of residency program
The project "PILOTENKUECHE" supports artists and is an international artist-run residence with an art program based in the newly remodeled HALLE 14 of the famous Spinnerei complex in Leipzig, Germany. The non-profit project is organized by artists with a transdisciplinarily background between art, theory & diverse sciences. The project is looking for artists to participate in the next and upcoming rounds of its international artist residence and considers applications for the june – september 2017 round until 15.01.17.

The program invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the space for an individual period of 3-4 months or longer. Eight artists share the group studio and each of them works on an individual or collaborative project during the period working in their own area within the 243m² communal loft hall. The communal working space can be used 24-hours a day and turns into the exhibition space during the program events. The artists will receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required the project can assist with additional individual reference letters.

The PILOTENKUECHE philosophy is focused on an interest of exchange by group dynamic, experimental strategies and transdisciplinarily exchange. The kinetic dialogue in between the group of artists influences each to go experimental ways about art, its ideas, approaches and methods. Pilotenkueche wishes to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something as a group; and, moreover, in experimenting with new forms of cooperation vital in fostering an independent position in one's work. This leads to an intensive dialogue about individual ideas and working practices, binding the artists individuality temporarily into the group, which leads to a longer-term network that exists even after the residency is over. During each round of the residency, the group of artists can realize and show their projects, in addition to a final exhibition taking place during one of the Spinnerei Gallery Weekends in spring, autumn or winter which draws up to 15,000 visitors.

Duration of residency
We offer three residency periods per year, during each of which eight artists are in residence at one time.  We're open for individual durations & schedules. The dates and application deadlines are:

  • February – May (Deadline 15.10.16)
  • June – September (Deadline 15.01.17)
  • October - January (Deadline 15.04.17)

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

  • selected artists participate in our events & exhibitions:
    • artist talks event: each artist of the project talks about his/her position
    • preview exhibtion / extended open studio: the artists present their first works in a small group show / open studio
    • final exhibition: group show during the „Spinnerei Gallery Weekend“ in January, May or September
    • regular visits of studios, galleries & museums
    • weekly 'Open Studio' on each thursday from 14 – 18:00h
    • further events & shows by interest & agreement possible
    • individual consultations by agreement
  • disciplines: activism, architecture, conceptual, design, digital, drawing, film, installation, intervention, mixed media, technology, intermedia, literature, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound, video or other disciplines of arts
  • language: English / German

Service

  • individual consultations by agreement with curatorial advices and critics
  • assistance with visa process, funding / scholarship applications, artistic / theoretical / logistical questions, questions around the daily life by agreement
  • curation, event & exhibition organisation for the final exhibition
  • web-, graphic-, & advertising / press design, its production & release for the project (roundmails to up to 1000 subsribers, posts to up to 2400 facebook followers)
  • documentation of the project
  • 'Welcome to Leipzig' letter & guide
  • general administration, organization & coordination of the project
  • some of these services are done in home office if the team is not present in the studio

Accommodation

  • living accommodation / rooms are additional
  • we offer one place in a 60m² large shared apartment for two artists close to the studio at Demmeringstr. 68, 04177 Leipzig, ground floor
  • 1x fitted kitchen, 1x bathroom
  • 2x furnished rooms with a bed, shelve, desk & chair each room; communal used kitchen & bathroom with basic inventory
  • 2x bikes
  • with wifi
  • costs: 350,00 EURper month, per artist
  • deposit: 350 EUR per artist to hold the place in the program, not refundable by short cancellation, payback after finishing the program

Studio/ workspace

  • one furnished place (chair, table, provided tools) per artist in our 243m² large communal loft hall including wifi (provided by hall14, sufficient for e-mail) and all side costs (water, heating, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.), usage of the workshop equipment
  • up to eight artists per month working in the space
  • furnished commonly used kitchen with bar, frigde, microwave, oven, dishes, towels and further ktichen stuff
  • costs / participation fee: 400,00 EUR (600,00 EUR total per month, per artist minus 200,00 EUR covered by organization stipend = 400,00 EUR total per month per artist)
  • deposit / caution money: 400 EUR per artist to hold the place in the program, not refundable by short cancellation, payback after finishing the program
  • the fee covers the studio & the participation costs. Please read our "Cost Break Down" for detailed information
  • travel costs, art materials & living accomodation are additional

A large artist supply shop called ‘boesner’ is based on the Spinnerei complex where you can find everthing for your work. Also close to the complex you can find a construction market called ‘toom’. For special wishes and needings we can assist with our local experience & knowledge.

Fees and support
costs / participation fee: 400,00 EUR (600,00 EUR total per month, per artist minus 200,00 EUR covered by organization stipend = 400,00 EUR total per month per artist)

Expectations towards the artist
During each round of the residency, the group of artists can realize and show their projects, in addition to a final exhibition taking place during one of the Spinnerei Gallery Weekends in spring, autumn or winter which draws up to 15,000 visitors.

Application information
You can apply any time.The application should include:

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

We offer three residency periods per year, but we’re open for any individual duration & schedules:

  • February – May (Deadline 15.10.16)
  • June – September (Deadline 15.01.17)
  • October - January (Deadline 15.04.17)

You can apply any time. Send us a mail to info@pilotenkueche.net with use of our Application Form (you can find on our website).

Further process

Notice
After receiving the invitation the artist need to pay the deposit(s) to hold his / her place in the program. The deposit is not refundable in case of short cancellation. Cancellations have to be announced to the project three months before starting the residence program. The deposit will be payed back after finishing the program correctly, without damages or causing additional costs.

Funding & visa
The project 'PILOTENKUECHE' will assist the applicant with all documentation & individual reccomendation letters (if required) and visa aid to receive financial support.

Arrival
The Leipzig / Halle airsport is the most comfortable way to reach us. From there a taxi to the Spinnerei costs around 30 €. A cheaper way is to take the train to Leipzig HBF. A taxi from there costs around 12 €. Another option – and the most cheapest one – is to take the Tram 15 (Direction Miltitz, 20 min.), get out at 'Lindenauer Busbahnhof'. Tram 14 (Direction Plagwitz, 15min.) is also possible, get out at 'Plagwitz Bahnhof'. The Spinnerei complex is close to both stations. We advice our arriving residents to use or to print a map in advance. At the complex we are based in hall 14, entrance C, first floor. We offer our participants to pick them up on the complex.

Open Call for Pilotenkueche 32nd round / Leipzig, Germany 2017

Open Call for Pilotenkueche 32nd round / Leipzig, Germany 2017

Location
Germany

Application deadline
15/01/2017

Residency starts
01/06/2017

Residency ends
30/09/2017

More information
http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/