OPEN CALL: Residency at Leipzig International Art Program

Konstforum i Skåne and Region Skåne, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Leipzig International Art Program (LIA), are inviting one Skåne-based professional artist to a three-month residency program in Leipzig (DE).

“At LIA, we believe that moving outside of our comfort zone leads to new perspectives opening up. International visual artists working together with professional musicians, public space and institutions like museums fits perfectly into this philosophy and this type of collaboration leads to new approaches being developed and new kinds of artistic exchanges taking place” - Anna-Louise Rolland, founder LIA

Konstforum i Skåne and Region Skåne, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Leipzig International Art Program (LIA), are inviting proposals from Skåne-based professional artists who wish to take up a three-month residency program in Leipzig (DE). LIA is a non-profit residency programme at the Spinnerei Leipzig, a former cotton mill that has been transformed into a unique creative space hosting studios, galleries, a communal arts centre, a cinema, and various businesses. The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, active in Sweden since 1963. Konstforum I Skåne works to strengthen the regional art field by offering concrete tools to all those who in any way work with art.

The residency includes
Free accommodation in a furnished 83m2 studio
Bursary towards travel and production costs 750 €
Participation in weekly etching workshops at the Maria & Vlado Ondrej Studio for Contemporary Etching
Participation in a curated group show during the Spinnerei Gallery Tour
Curatorial advice by LIA-founder Anna-Louise Rolland

Residency dates: 4 November 2024 – 31 January 2025. In order to participate in the residency you have to be present in Leipzig throughout the entire program.

Application must comprise the following:
An expression of interest (500 words max.) explaining the project you wish to develop and what interests you about working at the Spinnerei Leipzig.
A CV or biography stating number of years of professional art practice, exhibitions and educational background. Up to 6 images or video/audio links of your work.

Applications must be sent in English as one single pdf file to marina.diaz@liap.eu, assistent@liap.eu , Judith.mirschberger@goethe.de and redaktor@konstforumiskane.se with the subject line “Open Call Konstforum i Skåne”.

Application deadline: 20th June, 12 pm ECT. Successful applicants will be notified in July.

Details about accessibility will be specified at Konstforumiskane.se. In the meantime, questions are directed to redaktor@konstforumiskane.se.
For more detailed information about the services provided by LIA please visit their website. Please view the FAQ which will be updated continuously.

Frequently asked questions

The FAQ will be updated continuously

Who can apply for the residency?
The residency is open for professional artists across all mediums based in Skåne. We are referencing The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's criteria for defining a professional artist. They define it as follows: "You must be a professional artist in the field of visual arts. To be considered a professional artist, you must earn a living entirely or partly from your artistic activities and regularly present your art to an audience or in an artistic context."

Who is on the residency jury?
The jury consists of representatives from the LIA program and the Goethe Institut, the Konstforum i Skåne team will not be involved in the decision process.

Will there be any economic compensation?
Currently, there is a compensation of 750€, to cover travel and other living costs. We strongly recommend the nominated artist to apply for International exchanges and travel grants from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Read more about it here. If any changes regarding this question occur we will update this page.

Information about accessibility will be available shortly

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