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Deadline: 30 Apr, 2017

Disciplines: Activism, All Disciplines, Animation, Architecture, Ceramics, Collaboration, Community, Concept & Theory, Critical studies, Design, Digital, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Glass, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Other, Painting, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Science, Sculpture, Social Practice, Technology, Textile, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Deadline: 30 Apr, 2017

Duration: 3-4 Months

Eligibility: CV, Examples of Works, Application Form

Support: Stipend about 200,00 €

Costs: 400,00 €


Program Description:

The project "PILOTENKUECHE" supports artists and is an international artist-run residence with an art program based in Leipzig, Germany. The independent project is organized by artists with a transdisciplinarily background between art, theory & diverse sciences. The project is always looking for artists to participate in the next and upcoming rounds of its international artist residence & program and considers applications for the october – december 2017 round until 30.04.17.

The program invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the space for an individual period of 3-4 months or longer. Approximately eleven artists share the group studio and each of them works on an individual or collaborative project during the period working in their own 36m² big area within the 465m² communal loft hall. The communal working space can be used 24-hours a day and turns into the exhibition space during the program events. The artists will receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required the project can assist with additional individual reference letters.

The PILOTENKUECHE philosophy is focused on an interest of exchange by group dynamic, experimental strategies and transdisciplinarily exchange. The kinetic dialogue in between the group of artists influences each to go experimental ways about art, its ideas, approaches and methods. Pilotenkueche wishes to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something as a group; and, moreover, in experimenting with new forms of cooperation vital in fostering an independent position in one's work. This leads to an intensive dialogue about individual ideas and working practices, binding the artists individuality temporarily into the group, which leads to a longer-term network that exists even after the residency is over. During each round of the residency, the group of artists can realize and show their projects.


Studio space
one furnished 36m² large space (chair, table, provided tools) per artist in our 465m² large communal loft hal,l including wifi and all side costs (water, heating, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.) + usage of the workshop equipment
approximately eleven artists per month working in the space
furnished shared used tea kitchen
costs / participation fee: 400,00 EUR
deposit / caution money: 400 EUR per artist to hold the place in the program, not refundable by short cancellation, payback after finishing the program
the fee covers the studio & the participation costs
travel costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional
A large artist supply shop called 'boesner' is based on the Spinnerei complex 3km far away from the space where you can find everthing for your work. You also can find a construction market called 'toom'. For special wishes and needings we can assist with our local experience & knowlegde.

Studio Equipment
36m² big working places equipped with a nice table, chair, lamp and working desks
moveable walls to change the space and to create up to around 150m² big spaces
newly designed windows made by Raumbetrieb
fast internet connection & wifi
ground heating
new, oil-covered concrete ground
shower in a closed area
darkroom equipment
provided tools: remote drill, hammer drill, levels, hammers, screwdriver, analoque projector, diverse easels, electric saws, welding machine, grinder etc.

studio visits, museum / city tours, welcome dinner and much more
selected artists participate in our events & exhibitions:
artist talks event: each artist of the project talks about his/her position
preview exhibtion / extended open studio: the artists present their first works in a small group show / open studio
final exhibition: final group show
disciplines: activism, architecture, conceptual, design, digital, drawing, film, installation, intervention, mixed media, technology, intermedia, literature, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound, video or other disciplines of arts
language: English / German

individual consultations by agreement with curatorial advices and critics
assistance with visa process, funding / scholarship applications, artistic / theoretical / logistical questions, questions around the daily life by agreement
curation, event & exhibition organisation for the final exhibition
web-, graphic-, & advertising / press design, its production & release for the project (roundmails to up to 1000 subsribers, posts to up to 2400 facebook followers)
documentation of the project
'Welcome to Leipzig' letter & guide
general administration, organization & coordination of the project
some of these services are done in home office if the team is not present in the studio

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