PACIFIC - LEIPZIG Goethe-Institut & Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA)

LIA Studio of Fellow T.Kiernander ©Anna-Louise Rolland

Open Call for a Three-Months-Residency in Leipzig

Residency Period I:  Malaysia, Myanmar, South of Vietnam:  2nd March to 31st May 2020
Residency Period II: New Zealand, Thailand: 3rd August to 31st October 2020

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in Germany. This project is funded by the Goethe-Institut in South East Asia.

LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme ( is a twelve year old art programme and nonprofit artist residency at the Spinnerei Leipzig, a 10 hectare big international known art factory of over 120 art studios, galleries and art institutions.
LIA offers an 80 m² furnished studio ( incl. linen, towels, washing machine, Internet) to live and work in. In addition, the Goethe-Institut covers your international travel, gives you a monthly stipend of 1,000 €  for living, insurance and material costs.
Please see as well as the LIA web-site and click on application for further information of all services included. The stipend also includes a group show in May (period I) and in September (period II) during the Gallery Tours of the Spinnerei (, given your permission.
How to apply- what are the requirements?

  • You are living and working in one of the countries listed above
  • please send a short text of no more than half a DIN A4 page about your motivation to come to Leipzig or a project plan as a pdf file
  • 6 images of your work, a CV, link to your web-site or social-media-site
  • your e-mail must not exceed 6 MB and has to be sent in one piece with the subject matter below 
Subject: Pacific-Leipzig open call Goethe-Institut (compulsory in order to proceed)    
Application deadline: 29 th September 2019 (you will receive one confirmation e-mail, the recipients of one stipend per country will be published at the end of October 2019.