artists in reidence

Last Minute open call for Artists RD 52






The International Art Program invites Artists from around the world. The studio is located in an romantic and fully remodeled old barbed wire factory. With its exposed bricks large windows, high ceiling, and above all underfloor heating, this environment is inspiring. 
Artists have 24 hour studio access in the 465m² communally used space. 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 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 3 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.  

costs / participation fee: 

 1900 EUR* - 400 Eur last minute discount / 3 months


we ask participants to transfer a prior payment of 450 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 1050€ 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. 



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. 


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