The project “PILOTENKUECHE” invites within the “Emerging Curator Program” curators to gain direct experience in the field. Invited curators engage with a group of artists and learn complex social, theoretical and practical aspects of accommodating various concepts and mediums in a single exhibition. Our concept strives to create a communal space for experimental collaboration and discourse between participants, as well as with the greater Leipzig community.

Given the chance to connect with artists and expand the personal network we understand the project as a platform for the participating curator, to gain insights as well as to experiment in a practical field, to benefit their own position, concepts, as well as overall career.

Our art program itself is a multifaceted. In supporting our project, each curator is involved within our team to facilitate the realization of the programmed activities such as studio visits, gallery tours and our exhibitions. We are open to foster individual ideas in the art program. The primary languages in use are English and German.


We expect openness, good English / German skills, a hands-on mentality, flexibility and the ability to work independently, paired with significant skills in contemporary art. The curator is expected to work actively within the group of artists to develop, mobilize, and realize concepts of the planned exhibition. Further expectations include discussing didactic concepts as well as giving assistance to the artists, individually and collectively. Curators work a maximum of 20 hours /week for a period of 3 months.


Who can apply?

Enthusiasts from disciplines or studies related to the field of art and art history as well as to philosophy, architecture and social science are invited to send us a proposal. We are open to inquiries from foreign practices if their interest in the internship is related to our concept. The applicant will be invited for a personal interview. Details will be discussed thereafter.

The application should include:

  • a short CV with full official address
  • a statement / motivation letter
  • Application Form

We offer the following Internship periods per year related to our program duration:

  • January – March
  • April – June
  • July – September
  • October – December


  • Round Jan. – March 2020: 30.06.19
  • Round April – June 2020: 30.06.19
  • Round July – Sept. 2020: 30.09.19
  • Round Oct. – Dec. 2020: 30.09.19

You can apply any time. Send us a mail to info@pilotenkueche.net by submitting all required information.

Living accommodation is additional and we will support and assist each accepted intern to find rooms to stay. The following links will help to find a living space to live in Leipzig:

1 Application Form.pdf
2 Application Form.odt

Useful Links
www.transartist.org and their information about residencies and funding
www.resartis.org and their information about residencies and funding
www.artistcommunities.org and their information about funding
mobility funding guides
culture funding watch