The project “PILOTENKUECHE” invites selected artists within the “International Residency Program” from around the world to come and work in the 465m² communally used, fully remodeled space for a period of three months, with 24 hour studio access. The goal is to provide artists with a base to work from, and acts as a conduit to the local art scene. The concept strives to create a communal space for experimental collaboration and discourse between participants, as well as with the greater Leipzig community.
Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend, provided by “PILOTENKUECHE”. They also 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. 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.
During the programmed events the studio becomes the exhibition space. The program is a multifaceted. In participating in the residency, each artist participates in external studio visits, exhibition spaces, exhibits and gallery tours. The artist also has the chance to take part in an artist talk, which further clarifies their position, a preview exhibition or open studio event presenting initial work, which takes place mid-way through the residency, as well as scheduled consultations and critiques, culminating in a final group exhibition. The primary languages in use are English and German.
The program is regularly looking for artists. We accept applications at any time.