Last minute Call for Emerging Artists January - March 2023







PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany

ROUND54 January – March 2023


"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Germany's new art capital Leipzig. The independent project is run by artists to support and empower artists.


The International Art Program invites 12 Artists from around the world for each round, to work together in our 465m² communally used studio space and realize two exhibitions during their stay. The studio is located in a romantic, remodeled old barbed wire factory. With its exposed bricks large windows, high ceiling, and above all underfloor heating, this environment is inspiring. Our concept strives to create a communal space that can lead to experimental collaboration and discourse between participants, as well as with the greater Leipzig community.

Our program is multi-faceted. Firstly, it includes visiting artist studios, exhibition spaces, project spaces, exhibits, and going on gallery and museum tours. Secondly, a preview exhibition or open studio event presenting initial work, takes place mid-way through the residency. Furthermore, scheduled consultations and critiques, culminating in a final group exhibition. During the final exhibition, the studio becomes our exhibition space. the project publishes an article about each artist on our website and offers documentation to all activities, including installation pictures from the openings.


starting each quarter, one round of our residency program is 3 Months


The program is open to all disciplines, we offer basic tools, but assist if special ones are needed. 


Accomodation costs are additional, the project offers one apartment which hosts two artists. we have a network of people who host our artists on a regular base.


The primary languages in use are English and German. 

The artists receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa processes. If required, the project assists with additional individual reference letters. In Addition each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend in kind, provided by PILOTENKUECHE. Furthermore we maintain engagements with several friends, to get in contact with the Leipzig art scene and increase the artists visibility.


Studio space

  • one furnished studio of up to 36m²  per artist in our 465m² large communal loft. 
  • under floor heating
  • concrete floors
  • wifi, and utilities
  • access to basic tools
  • approximately twelve international artists per round
  • shared use of tea kitchen
  • moveable walls that convert into exhibition space with areas of up to 150m² 



  • studio, gallery and off-space visits and museum tours
  • artist presentations
  • Friday potluck lunch
  • selected artists participate in our events & exhibitions:
    • preview exhibition / extended open studio: 
    • final exhibition




  • individual consultations by agreement with curatorial advice and critique
  • assistance with visa processes, funding / scholarship applications, artistic / theoretical / logistical questions
  • curation, event & exhibition organisation for the final exhibition
  • web-, graphic-, & advertising / press design, its production & release for the project 
  • documentation of the project
  • ‘Welcome to Leipzig’ letter & guide
  • general administration, organization & coordination of the project 


We are an independent, artist–run residency program with the aim to support artists and connect them to the city in a way that is unique to each artist. For to cover our expenses and to enable us to work, we have to charge a fee for participation. For more information check our cost breakdown



  • participation fee: 1900 EUR / 3 months per artist, total costs. this also which includes the 
  • prior payment of 450 EUR per artist required to hold their place on the program. this payment is only refundable by cancellation in writing 3 months before the start date of the residency. otherwise it goes towards the total fee)
  • the fee covers the studio & the participation cost
  • travel costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional




Participating artists are expected to participate in the program objectives, contribute to a collective enterprise, and be open to working with others.

We organize two exhibitions in interesting venues, which are non-obligatory, but they increase the artist's visibility, would be sad not to take advantage of it. 


Artwork in the image by : Shahar Kramer THANK YOU!



PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program Franz Flemmingstr. 9, 04179 Leipzig Alte Handelsschule Aula, Giesserstrasse 75, 04229 Leipzig

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'THE ONE' International Digital Art Contest







The title of the project refers to the Planet Earth, which is the only place we know in the universe where life has developed. We want to pay attention to the uniqueness of our planet and arouse in the recipients a sense of obligation to take care of its future. The goal of the „The One” project is to evoke a discussion on the current destruction of our planet caused by human activity. We want every artist and recipient to consider why in everyday life we often skip thinking about the future of the world, we forget about what is the most important. Shouldn’t caring for the planet be our common goal?

The international nature of the competition and accompanying exhibitions aim to gather various artistic attitudes and confront artists from various countries. The next goal is to promote contemporary art and popularize methods of digital creation. We want to emphasize that progress does not have to be associated with destruction, and the use of digital media can lead to artistic exchange on an international scale.


  • Works of art in various digital techniques – i.e. digital graphic, digital painting, digital collage, digital drawing, jpg/jpeg format, video no longer than 5 minutes in mp4 format, sound files mp3 format – are welcome to the competition.
  • Professional artists and students of art colleges and universities from all over the world may participate in the competition.
  • No competition fees are charged from the participants.






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Prizes Details: 

The entries will be assessed by a professional Jury composed of visual artists and will be divided into two stages. At the first stage, works for the post-event exhibition will be selected, at the second stage, award winners and honourable mentions will be awarded. The composition of the Jury will be published on webpage.



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International FiKVA Award for painters 2022







The FiKVA Foundation announces its 1st international contest for representational & figurative painters. This competition aims to encourage and support artists financially and provide them with an opportunity to exhibit their best work online.
Enter the paintings produced the last two years you are most proud of, and you could win up to €5000 in cash and other prizes!      

The International FiKVA Award for painters is a global online competition, open to all artists 18 years of age or older. The FiKVA Award welcomes entries in all genres: hyperrealism, photorealism, classical and modern realism, surrealism, and imaginative realism – as long as the artwork reads as representational and not stylized or abstract.

Prize Summary: 
Win up to €5000 cash and prizes
Prizes Details: 

First Prize:
€3000 cash prize + Participation in the online group exhibition of the finalists + Published interview with the FiKVA Foundation + Permanent place on the FiKVA website + Digital and social media marketing

Second Prize:
€1500 cash prize + Participation in the online group exhibition of the finalists + Published interview with the FiKVA Foundation + Permanent place on the FiKVA website + Digital and social media marketing

Third prize:
€500 cash prize +Participation in the online group exhibition of the finalists + Published interview with the FiKVA Foundation + Permanent place on the FiKVA website + Digital and social media marketing

Honorable Mention (3 will be awarded):
Participation in the online group exhibition of the finalists + Permanent place on the FiKVA website + Digital and social media marketing 


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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: 2023 Artists-in-Residence Open Call Opportunities






For more than four decades Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. To date, more than 1,000 artists have participated in the residency program.

Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public. The Bemis Alumni Program extends artist support beyond their Bemis residency through Alumni Residencies, an annual Alumni Award, and Alumni Convenings.

Located in the historic Old Market, Omaha’s arts and culture district, Bemis Center's campus accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Selected residents will also have access to expansive installation and production spaces within Bemis Center’s 110,000 square foot main facility and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot large-scale sculpture fabrication space and workshop. A Bemis residency also includes complimentary laundry facilities, utilities, wifi, and access to an on-site research library.


Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography.

Bemis residency alumni are allowed to re-apply after a five-year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended. Learn more about our Alumni Program.

Artists enrolled in an academic program during the time of the residency opportunity are not eligible to apply.

Small collaborative groups are eligible to apply. Please note, if selected, Bemis Center is only able to accommodate two members of a collaborative group to attend the residency and live on-site.

Bemis welcomes international artists to apply. Working knowledge of English is helpful as Bemis Center is unable to offer an interpreter.


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. 

The Bemis Center campus includes two buildings that are ADA compliant with barrier-free access. The main building spans six levels and houses twelve, private live/work studios between the second and third floors, each ranging in size and configuration. There are five live/work studios on the third floor with roll-in shower stalls. Communal installation workspaces are barrier-free. The private residency entrance to the first floor consists of six steps. There are seven stairs and an ADA-approved ramp to the main entrance, which also accesses the first floor. A passenger elevator operates between the first floor and fifth floor. 

The Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility is a single-story, ground-level building located directly across the street from the main building. A cobblestone and brick city street separates the two facilities and conjoins the parking lot, which includes accessible parking spaces at the front entrance for visitors and residents. Okada includes two gender-neutral and accessible bathrooms with handrails. Workspaces can be arranged and organized to accommodate a variety of practices and needs.

The lower level, which includes the Sound Studio and LOW END, can be accessed from the east-facing public entrance by 18 steps, the first floor by 18 stairs, or via freight elevator. Located inside the Live Room, the Recording Studio is accessible through a double-door entryway. The doorway dimensions are 83" wide x 79.25" tall and has an elevated, sloping threshold that is 2" tall. The Live Room is barrier free.

In striving to create accessibility for all, Bemis welcomes inquiries from applicants with specific questions to ensure we are prepared to meet the needs of any resident. Please direct residency accessibility questions to Holly Kranker, Residency Program Manager, at 402.341.7130 x 12 or



Residencies are independent, self-directed, and process-based: there are no expectations placed on artists to create or perform. Residents are, however, invited to participate in at least one opportunity to engage our community, such as our public Open House / Open Studios. 

Selected artists must attend a minimum of eight consecutive weeks within a residency session to be accepted. Deferring or rescheduling a residency is not permitted at this time. Late arrivals, early departures, or extended absences may result in prorated stipends.


A $40 USD non-refundable application fee is due at the time of submitting an application through SlideRoom paid via credit card or by PayPal. Submission of completed applications is only accepted online through Fees related to visa processes or passport acquisition are the responsibility of the awarded artist. 



January 18–April 14, 2023

Deadline: April 8, 2022 | 11:59 PM CST  

Total Artists Selected: 9

Notifications to all Spring 2022 applicants will be made via email on July 1, 2022.


May 17–August 11, 2023

Deadline: April 8, 2022 | 11:59 PM CST  

Total Artists Selected: 7

Notifications to all Summer 2022 applicants will be made via email on July 1, 2022.



January 18–April 14, 2023
May 17–August 11, 2023

Total Artists Selected: 2 (1 artist per residency session)

Deadline: April 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM CST  

Notifications to all applicants will be made via email on June 1, 2022.



Two Bemis alumni will be selected to participate in a 4–6 week Alumni Residency to be scheduled during a 2023 residency session

January 18–April 14, 2023
May 17–August 11, 2023
September 13–November 10, 2023

Total Artists Selected: 2

Deadline: April 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM CST  

Notifications to all applicants will be made via email on May 31, 2022.


September 13–November 10, 2023

Deadline: August 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM CST  

Total Artists Selected: 9

Notifications to all Fall 2022 applicants will be made via email on November 30, 2022.



Prize summary: 
$1000 monthly stipend & $750 travel stipend
Prizes Details: 

U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $750 USD travel stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Selected artists are responsible for organizing travel to Omaha to attend the residency. Additional stipends for studio supplies or materials are not available.


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$40 USD
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Prize summary: 
We pay a fixed fee of $100 to each artist who completes the interview. The artist will never be required to pay anything.
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The artist will be paid within 48 hours after they complete their interview via Venmo, Paypal, Cashapp, Zelle, Western Union, Payoneer, or a Bank Transfer.


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Artists Magazine | Artists to Watch



We are excited to introduce the Artists Magazine Artists To Watch art competition. Formally known as the Student Division of the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition, this new competition is open to new and emerging artists, regardless of age*, who are interested in getting their artwork out there!

Early Bird Deadline: April 3, 2022

Enter before our early bird deadline to save $5 per entry!

*Must be at least 16 years at the start of the competition to enter.

Prizes Details: 

Top 15 Winners

  • All winners’ names and work will be featured in the November/December 2022 issue of Artists Magazine and on
  • Free Artists Network Membership for 1 year ($99.99 value)
  • A digital award-winner badge 

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