PILOTENKUECHE call for applications

PILOTENKUECHE call for applications

PILOTENKUECHE is an international artist-run residency with an art program based in Leipzig, Germany. The independent project is organized by artists with a transdisciplinary background between art, theory & diverse sciences. The program invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the fully remodeled space for a period of three months. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend, provided by PILOTENKUECHE. They also maintain engagements with several partners, and by introducing the artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. In a group of around eleven participants, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one's work. Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters.

Their art program fuses the use of studio space with external activities. The Studio space consists of one furnished 36m² space per artist, situated in our 465m² communal loft. The monthly program fee is 400,00 EUR (already including the stipend) with an additional deposit about 400,00 EUR to hold the place in the program. The fee covers the participation costs and includes all side costs such as wifi, provided utilities, renovation, repairs, vat, and the use of the workshop equipment. The artist is responsible for travel costs, art materials & living accommodation. For a detailed list of program equipment please consult their website. The Program activities consists of studio visits, museum tours, scheduled art critiques, an art talk by the 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 small art works. Artists from all artistic disciplines (installation, video art, sculpture, electronic music, painting, drawing, performance, photography, net art etc.) is invited to send a proposal. The current open call is for residencies between January – March 2018, with deadline for application 30th June.  The application should include:

  • application form
  • a short CV
  • an artist statement
  • representative number of examples of your work and (if existing) a link to your website