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Cross-Cultural Collaboration

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Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Collaboration between African Artists and European Artists

 

Art is dynamic. Art heals, connects, and evolves.

Art gives humans a sense of community and belonging. We at .Lab believe deeply in these values as well as in decentralization and diversity! We are experimenters within a digital environment and explore its enormous possibilities. Such possibilities of artistic collaborations can redefine the art world–they go against individualism and the glorification of the isolated artist. At .Lab we harbor principles of creativity through community; we want to kindle conversations and inspire dialogues. This is why we created this project, Cross-Cultural Collaboration (CCC).

For each open call, we invite one European artist and one African artist, specifically from countries with a shared colonial past, to collaborate artistically. The choice of pairing countries with a colonial history aims to ignite meaningful conversations. The historical entwinement also provides a common ground for the artists to start their projects. Both countries (and the selected artists) will often share the same language, contributing not only as an aid for connection but also as a tool for creation.  

For our second open call, we are looking for one German artist and one Namibian Artist. The artists are chosen individually by a jury of team members at .Lab. During the month of June, these artists will get to know each other through online meetings and activities mediated by a third party. And eventually, they will start creating an artistic project. The outcome of this collaboration is open-ended–it could produce an online exhibition, a presentation, or whatever the artists feel is appropriate for their work. 

We intend to support artists and create connections and learning opportunities in our shared, safe environment. We will achieve this by preserving and empowering the voice of both artists’ perspectives while engaging in global and intersectional discourses. This might seem like a challenge, but opportunities such as this have the potential to create significant discourse. The team at .Lab will mediate and help the artists work through the issues and conflicts that might come from virtual and geographically distant interactions. By connecting artists from these two continents, we are sparking interesting conversations and paving the way for a more unified future. 

 

Guidelines

  • Must be a citizen and resident of Germany or Namibia.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Visual artists, new media artists, multidisciplinary artists, curators, etc. are all encouraged to apply.
  • Must have access to a computer and internet.
  • Must be available to attend virtual meetings with guest faculties, mentoring sessions, daily check-ins and activities. The participants are asked to submit materials weekly, documenting works in progress for our various social media channels.
  • Each participant is expected to be prepared to dedicate time each day for research and creation. The participants must be in close contact to think and create a project around the artistic aspects and concepts that tied their work.
  • Though not required, we highly recommend joining .Lab’s Discord server.

Remuneration:

  • The selected artists will each receive a stipend of €600
  • The work of the participants will be visible across .Lab’s platforms

Applications should include the following:

  • Why do you want to participate in this collaboration, what are your intentions, and proposals on how you would like to participate in a collaboration? (max. 4000 characters)
  • Examples of your work with appropriate captions (title, place, material, dimensions as appropriate). These can be images or links to online sources. (max. 10 MB)
  • Biography (max. 1000 characters)
  • Profile photo (max. 5 MB)
  • Contact information (name, email, phone, website and home address).

 

Please note that any kind of hate speech and discriminatory content will not be tolerated.

 

The deadline for applications is May 18th, 2022. Selected artists will be announced and contacted via email by May 23th, 2022.

The selection committee is composed of the .Lab team.

 

Fill out the application OR send all the required information to crossculturalcollaboration.ccc@gmail.com

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application or the project, please contact us at crossculturalcollaboration.ccc@gmail.com

Deadline: 
18/May/2022

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OPEN CALL for ARTISTS ROUND47 April - June 2021

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LAST MINUTE OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany

ROUND47 April – June 2021

"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Leipzig, Germany. The independent project is run by artists with the aim to support and empower artists.

 

The project invites within the “International Residency Program” selected artists from around the world to come and work in the 465m², fully remodeled space for three months. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend in kind that represents our unpaid working hours. We maintain engagements with several partners what may lead to further cooperations. Our concept encourages experimental strategies, thinking out of the box and try something new. In a group of around twelve international artists together with two local artists participating in our program activities, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one's work, which leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

 

 Program activities are f.ex.:

  • studio visits and open studio if the group is interested 
  • contact to the local art scene, 
  • organized museum tours, 
  • scheduled art critiques, 
  • published artists spotlight on each artist
  • professional install and exhibition pictures
  • two group exhibitions in exciting venues. 

Our 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, underfloor heating, energy, kitchen, toilet, etc.)
  • desk, little storage space
  • depends on the work of the artists, but two walls to work on
  • large windows 
  • approximately twelve artists per month working in the space 
  • furnished shared tea kitchen with fridge, microwave, hotplate
  • Common area

 

Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. Due to the pandemic, we have a few places left. We’re looking for artists to participate in our program in the 47th round from April - June 2021

TERM: April - June 2021

DEADLINE: 28.02.21

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.

 

Prize Summary: 
1400 Euro fee for 3 months program
Prizes Details: 

costs / participation fee:

normal price 1800 EUR* / 3 months, per artist. 

Last minute discount 400€ reduces the total fee to 1400€. We ask for a prior payment: 450,00 EUR per artist to hold the place in the program, refundable by cancellation (1 months before the residency starts), the remaining fee of 950€ is due 1 month befor the residency begins.

the fee covers the studio & the participation cost

travel costs, materials & living accommodation are additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists.

 

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

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

Deadline: 
28/February/2021
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Open Call for Artist Round 48 July - September 2021

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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany

ROUND48 July - September 2021

 

"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Leipzig, Germany. The independent project is run by artists with the aim to support and empower artists.

 

The project invites within the “International Residency Program” selected artists from around the world to come and work in the 465m², fully remodeled space for three months. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend in kind that represents our unpaid working hours. We maintain engagements with several partners what may lead to further cooperations. Our concept encourages experimental strategies, thinking out of the box and try something new. In a group of around twelve international artists together with two local artists participating in our program activities, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one's work, which leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

 

The Program activities are:

  • studio visits and open studio if the group is interested
  • contact to the local art szene,
  • organized museum tours,
  • scheduled art critiques,
  • published artists spotlight on each artist
  • professional install and exhibition pictures
  • two group exhibitions in interesting venues.

 

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.)
  • desk, little stroage space
  • depends on the work of the artists, but two walls to work on
  • large windows
  • approximately twelve artists per month working in the space
  • furnished shared tea kitchen with fridge, microwave, hotplate
  • Common area

 

Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. One of our accepted artists is not able to come and and we’re looking for artists to participate on our program in the 48th round from July – September 2020

 

We are an indipendent artist-run art program with the passion to support artists grow, focus and having a great time in Leipzig. for the expenses and to be able to work 24/7 we have to charge a participation fee.

costs / participation fee: 1800 EUR* / 3 months, per artist including a prior payment: 450,00 EUR per artist to hold the place in the program, 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 project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists. 

 

*The fee includes the partial-stipend in kind 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. 

Deadline: 
15/March/2021
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