A.I.R. Leipzig, Germany


Host organisations

Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

K.A.I.R. and Košice European Capital of Culture 2013 


The City of Leipzig

Leipzig can look back on a history steeped in traditions in education, art and culture. At the 600 year-old university, the giants of German culture studied and worked, including the dramaturge and literary theorist Johann Christoph Gottsched, the writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe, philosophers from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz to Friedrich Nietzsche to Ernst Bloch, the linguist Ferdinand de Saussure and the literary scholar Hans Mayer. Leipzig was also home to famous composers including Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy as well as painters including Max Klinger, the Leipzig School‘s Werner Tübke and Wolfgang Mattheuer and the New Leipzig School’s Neo Rauch and Tilo Baumgärtel. Since the 1950s there is also a strong photographic tradition from Evelyn Richter and Arno Fischer to Timm Rautert, Joachim Brohm and Ricarda Roggan.  Today Leipzig offers a lively art scene with a Museum for visual Art, the Museum for Contemporary Art, numerous galleries and art associations as well as countless “offspaces.” These traditions are connected to Leipzig’s history as a free city and centre for trade.



As an independent art centre, HALLE 14 is a place for the presentation of contemporary art as well as a space for reflection and communication. As a non-profit organization, HALLE 14 serves the public interest in its artistic commitment. This goal is accomplished through projects such as exhibitions, an art library, the art education programme Kreative Spinner, the international fellowship programme Studio14 and the Lounge14 series of talks and discussions.
The five-storey industrial building HALLE 14, with a total of 20,000 m², is located at the site of the former Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei (Leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill). Since the beginning of the 1990s, artists, gallerists and others involved in creative work have built a productive and lively community at this location, providing an inspiring environment for HALLE 14.



What we provide

  • Two residency stays in Leipzig (two artists each for three months: from June until August and from September until November 2013)
  • Free accommodation (fully furnished with kitchen, no room service)
  • Honorary: 500 € brutto per month
  • Travelling costs
  • Material costs up to 500 €
  • The artist is responsible for his/her health insurance

What we demand

  • We search for emerging East Slovakian artist, who is open for collaborations with local artists
  • Individual artist, no duos of groups
  • One presentation during the residency and final project/exhibition at the end
  • Compulsory attendance

Definition of “East Slovakian Artist”

a person who was born in the East Slovakia region or lived/lives there or studied/studies there. Please mention this in the application.


a person who has a significant interest in the East Slovakia region or deals with the region in his/her artistic expression. In such a case the applicant has to describe these aspects in the application.



  • PDF n°1: Curriculum Vitae – Please send a short CV including your name, address, phone, email along with educational and exhibition background
  • PDF n°2: Letter of motivation and objectives – Briefly describe your motivation to come to Leipzig and the first ideas of projects you would like to realize
  • PDF n°2: portfolio with artist`s statement


Please specify in which period (June until August or September until November) you would like to participate in the residency.


All material submitted must be in English language.

Deadline: 15th March 2013, via email to adela.foldynova@kosice2013.sk

Date of results: 31st  March 2013