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open call for Artists PK Round 50 Jan - March 2022

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 OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany

ROUND50 January – March 2022

"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 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, with 24h studio access. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend in kind that represents our unpaid working hours. We maintain engagements with several partners and introducing our artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. Our concept encourages experimental strategies aiming to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something collectively. 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 scene, 
  • 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, 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
  • basic tools, more available if neccessary, we support in finding what we dont have.

 

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 in our program in the 50th round from January – March 2022

 

TERM:  January – March 2022

DEADLINE: 30.06.21

 

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.  

costs / participation fee: 

 1900 EUR* / 3 months

we ask participants to transfer a prior payment of 540 EUR per artist to hold the place in the program, due 14 days after receiving the official invitation letter. Refundable by cancellation (3 months before the residency starts)

The remaining 1360€ for participating in the program is due 28 days before the program starts. The fee covers the studio & the participation costs,

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”, which represents our unpaid working hours. This directly subsidizes the full program fee of 3300,00 EUR.

Living costs and accommodation are additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists. 

EXPECTATIONS

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. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Who can apply?

Artists from all artistic disciplines (installation, video art, sculpture, electronic music, painting, drawing, performance, photography, net art, etc.) are invited to send us an application.

Deadline: 
06/30/2021
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LAST MINUTE OPEN CALL APRIL - JUNE 2020

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"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Germanys new art capital, Leipzig. The independent project is organized by artists with a transdisciplinary background between art and theory, with aim to support and empower artists.

10-12 artists from around the world spend three months in our fully renovated industrial space that was once a barbwire factory. While here, each artist has 24/7 access to their 36m² studio within the 465m² communal space.

Our concept strives to create space for experimental collaboration and discourse between participants, as well as with the greater Leipzig community. 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. Two local artists join the International artists for our multifaceted program activities and exhibitions. These activities, and time spent working in and out of the studio, foster stimulating dialogue. This leads to a long-term network that exists long after the program is over.

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

The Program activities are:

  • two group exhibitions in interesting venues.
  • Professional documentation of the exhibitions
  •  studio visits,
  • contact to the local art szene,
  • organized museum tours,
  • scheduled art critiques,

Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend in kind. In addition, the artists receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa processes. If required, the project assists with additional individual reference letters.

 

One of our accepted artists is not able to come, take the chance to participate.

We will benefit the last minute decision of the selected artist financially by reducing the costs.

 

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

support:

  • We increase the artists international visibility by organizing two exhibitions in interesting venues,
  • publishing an artist spotlight for each artist and
  • provide professional documentation of the exhibitions, which will be made available to the artists
Deadline: 
02/20/2020
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