The project ‘PILOTENKUECHE’ supports artists and is an international art program based in Europe’s boomtown Leipzig, Germany. The independent project is organized by artists for artists. The fully renovated 465m² studio is located in an old barbed wire factory in the city’s new underground artistic quarter: Leutzsch. With its exposed brick. large windows and high ceiling, this industrial environment allows for creative output that might not be realized elsewhere.
The team operates with a trans-disciplinary background between art & theory. The goal is to provide artists with a base to work from, and acts as a conduit to the local art scene. The project offers a diversity of programs and invites selected artists from around the world as well as handpicked local participants. While international residents come to work at the fully remodeled studio space for a period of three months, local artists are selected to participate on the artistic program. Each accepted artist is offered a stipend, provided by ‘PILOTENKUECHE’. During the programmed events, our studio becomes an exhibition venue. Our concept strives to create a communal space for experimental collaboration and discourse between participants, as well as with the greater Leipzig community.
The project provides a range of programs, aiming to connect & engage different disciplines. Each category of our art program coalesces during a 3 months period, after which we realize a collaborative exhibition. Between international & local artists, curators & enthusiasts, the programs we offer are:
- International Residence Program
- Local Participants Program
- International Internship Program
- Emerging Curator Program
In selecting the program of interest the page leads to further application and detailed information. “PILOTENKUECHE” is regularly looking for participants in each section.We accept applications at any time. Please consider our deadlines and contact us for any question not answered with the provided program pages.