PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany
ROUND49 October – December 2021

DEADLINE: 13.12.20

PILOTENKUECHE is an international art program based in Germany’s new art capital Leipzig. The independent project is run by artists with the aim to support and empower artists.
The project’s “International Residency Program” invites around 12 selected artists from around the world to come and work in the 465m², fully remodeled space for a period of three months, with 24h studio access. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend in kind that represents our unpaid working hours. We 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. Our concept encourages experimental strategies aiming to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something collectively. Our program activities include our international artists and our two local artists. Our desire is to stimulate dialogue which becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work and leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

The program activities consist of 
• studio visits and open studio if the group is interested
• contact to the local art scene 
• organized museum tours 
• scheduled art critiques
• published interview each artist on our website
• professional install and exhibition pictures
• two group exhibitions in interesting venues

The studio space consists of
• up to 36m² space per artist in our 465m² communal loft including wifi and running costs (water, underfloor heating, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.)
• desk, lamp, small filing cabinet
• depends on the work of the artists, but two walls to work on
• large windows
• approximately twelve artists on program, each with own studio 
• furnished shared tea kitchen with fridge, microwave, hotplate
• common area
Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. We’re looking for artists to participate on our program in the 49th round from October – December 2021

TERM: October – December 2021
DEADLINE: 13.12.20
We are an independent, artist – run residency program with the aim to support artists and connect them to the city in the way that is unique to each artist. In order to cover our expenses and to enable us to work, we have to charge a fee for participation.

costs / participation fee: 1800 EUR* / 3 months, per artist including a prior payment: 450 EUR per artist to hold the place on the program, refundable by cancellation (3 months before the residency starts)
the fee covers the studio & the participation cost
travel costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists.

*The fee includes the partial-stipend in kind of 1400 EUR from PILOTENKUECHE, that represents our unpaid working hours. This directly subsidizes the full program fee of 3200 EUR.

Living accomodation is additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists.

Participating artists are expected to cooperate with the program objectives, contribute to a collective enterprise, and be open to working with others.
We organize two exhibitions in interesting venues, which are non obligatory. However, they increase the artists visibility and it would be a shame not to take advantage of them.

Who can apply?
Artists from all artistic disciplines (installation, videoart, sculpture, electronic music, painting, drawing, performance, photography, net art etc.) are invited to send us an application.

How to apply?
Please fill out our online application form you find here:


Make sure you have a portfolio and an artist statement in PDF format ready to upload.
AND PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, in the past sometimes our positive replies have landed there.

Please visit our website before you apply for more information.