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PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany

July – September 2019



"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 world to 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 several partners, and by introducing our artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. Our concept encourages 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. One of our accepted artists is not able to come and and We’re looking for artists to participate on our program in the 40th round during from July – September 2019 until 15.05.19.


We will benefit the last minute decision of the selected artist financialy to reduce the costs.


Term: July – September 2019

Application Deadline: 15.04.19



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 space with internal and external program activities. 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 eleven artists per month working in the space

furnished shared used tea kitchen

costs / participation fee: 1400 EUR* / 3 months, per artist including a

prior payment: 450,00 EUR per artist 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


We will benefit the last minute decision of the selected artist financialy to reduce the costs.


*The fee includes the partial-stipend of 1400 EUR from “PILOTENKUECHE”, with directly subsidizes the full program fee of 3200,00 EUR. A further discount about 400,00 EUR because of the short time is already considered.


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

a short CV with full official adress

an artist statement

representative number of examples of your work and (if existing) a link to your website

Application Form


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




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