Artist-in-residence program for Nordic artists in Leipzig
In early 2018, artists in the Nordic countries where for the first invited to apply for the residency programme Nordic Leipzig at Baumwollspinnerei. Of all the highly interesting project proposals, seven were chosen so far. In August 2019, the third round of artists wil begin their residencies.
The artists in Leipzig receive their own atelier and are professionally accompanied by the “Atelier für Radierung Maria und Vlado Ondrej“ in the production of a graphic work. The works that will be produced during the residencies will be exhibited to interested visitors at the quarterly occuring “Spinnereirundgang“ (Spinnerei tours). Moreover, after the conclusion of the residencies, the graphic works of all northern European artists-in-residence will be exhibited on tour through northern Europe.
Residencies as a stage for cultural exchangeResidencies are in step with the times and are highly coveted among artists. They allow a hightened and concentrated period of development away from familiar surroundings. Moreover, they offer a chance for new impressions, inspiration, and the growth of one‘s professional network. New ideas are born out of exchanges with local artists and curators, and from here new projects are developed and realised.
The Goethe-Institut has made the promotion of cultural exchanges one of its aims. Residency programmes for international artists help achieve this aim.
Nordic Leipzig does not merely bring Scandinavian artists and their German contemporaries together, it also offers participants from Scandinavia the opportunity for in-person cultural exchange.
Leipzig International Art Programme