For a residency in Leipzig please Send your application as followed to

There’s no specific format or application form, so feel free to write in an informal and friendly email. Be sincere and personal to get to know you better. Please make sure to include the following information:

Contact Information: Full name, address, phone number (WhatsApp or Telegram contact), and email address (country and languages spoken).

Portfolio: A selection of your recent and relevant work showcasing your artistic style, technique, and range. Include images or videos of your artwork.

Artist Statement: A written statement explaining your artistic practice, motivations, the themes you explore, and the direction of your work. Also, elaborate on why you’re interested in the residency.

CV/Resume: A comprehensive list of your artistic education, exhibitions, awards, residencies, publications, relevant work experience, and other artistic achievements.

Project Proposal: If necessary, a proposal describing the project you intend to work on during the residency. Outline the objectives, methods, materials, and the impact you aim to achieve. Please specify if you need a special space, materials, or equipment.

Duration and Dates: Specify your preferred residency duration and the dates you are available to participate.

FEES and COSTS of the Artistic Residency in Ridiculum

The fees for the residency can vary depending on several factors including duration, facilities needed, and materials. Some applicants can qualify to be fully funded, covering accommodation, workspace, and even meals, while others will be required to pay a fee to participate. Here’s a breakdown of the possible fees:


Materials: Costs for materials vary based on the artists’ needs during their participation in the residency program and may or may not be covered.

Residency Fee: The fees typically include accommodation and workspace. The residency program can be funded, partially funded, or not funded, depending on the circumstances.

Unfunded Residency: Artists are required to cover the total cost.

Partially Funded Residency: Artists are required to contribute a portion of the total cost, with the residency program covering the rest.

Fully Funded Residency: The program covers all expenses, including accommodation and workspace.

It is crucial to apply and submit the application to provide detailed information about the fees and funding options available.

International students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships through various organizations. The largest group of scholarship providers is the ‘Begabtenförderungswerke’ supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. These institutions represent significant societal groups, each often associated with political, religious, or economic backgrounds. Additionally, there are numerous other scholarship providers in Germany, including smaller foundations that often focus on specific subjects or cities. Higher education institutions also play a role in awarding scholarships. The Deutschlandstipendium, offered by many institutions, is particularly notable, with approximately twelve percent of recipients being international students

Leipzig has established itself as a prime destination for artists seeking inspiration and career growth. The city stands out for its vibrant artistic scene, marked by an abundance of galleries, studios, and artistic residency programs that foster innovation and collaboration among creatives from various disciplines.

Choosing Leipzig for an artistic residency is based on its unique environment, where the low cost of living combines with a rich cultural setting. This context allows artists to fully concentrate on their creative development without the financial limitations present in larger cities.

Galleries in Leipzig play a crucial role in promoting new talents, offering spaces where artists can exhibit their work and engage with the public and art critics. These institutions are essential for maintaining the dynamism of the local art scene, providing platforms for creative expression and artistic dialogue.

Furthermore, artistic residencies in Leipzig offer an unparalleled opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in an active creative community. These programs not only provide workspace and accommodation but also facilitate interaction with other artists and art professionals, which can open new perspectives and collaboration opportunities.

Leipzig has earned a reputation for its welcoming atmosphere towards artists, with a community that values experimentation and cultural exchange. This means integrating into an ecosystem where innovation and experimentation are the norm, allowing artists to expand their horizons and explore new avenues in their work.

DURATION of the artistic residency

The complete Artistic Residency offers an intensive three-month period, with the following slots avaible: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. Applicants are encouraged to select the cycle that best fits their objectives and availability. Although there isn’t a specific deadline for applications, it’s worth noting that these proposed dates not only allow for the formation of collaborative cohorts but also align with exhibition opportunities and the possibility of participating in artistic festivals. We recognize and value flexibility, so residency dates can be adjusted based on the individual needs and interests of the artist.


Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG:

Phillip Mangold



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