OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany
ROUND49 October – December 2021
"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Germanys new art capital Leipzig. The indipendent 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 a period of 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 by 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 on 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, underfloor 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. We’re looking for artists to participate on our program in the 49th round from October – December 2021
TERM: October – December 2021
We are an indipendent, artist – run residency program with the aim to support artists and connect them to the city in the 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: 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”, that represents our unpayed working hours. This directly subsidizes the full program fee of 3200,00 EUR.
Living accomodation is additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists.
Participating artists are expected to participate with the program objectives, to contribute to a collective enterprise, and be open to work with others.
We organize two exhibitions in interesting venues, which are non obligatory, but they increase the artists visibility, would be sad not to take advantage of it.
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 fill out our online application form you find here:
Make sure you have a portfolio and an artist statement in PDF format ready to upload.
AND PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR SPAM FOLDER, in the past sometimes our positive reply landed there.
Please visit our website before you apply for more information.
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