CALL FOR ENTRIES Artist-in-Residency Program Leipzig-Havana

The D21 Kunstraum Leipzig e.V. and the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba are announcing a two-month residency in Havana open to two German artists with a preference for Leipzig-based artists.

The residency will give the chosen artists the opportunity to get to know the art and culture scene of Havana and to exchange ideas and impulses with local artists and residents. The program will coincide with the Havana Biennial.

The chosen artists will have the opportunity to create art works during their residency in the neighbourhood of Regla, a small, industrial municipality situated in the center of Havana Bay with a strong Afro-Cuban culture and distinctive traditions.

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The chosen artists will be hosted in Havana by the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, an organization established by the Cuban Government and Peter and Irene Ludwig in the 1990s, and artist Felipe Dulzaides, who has developed a project space in Regla.

The chosen artists will travel to Havana in early March and stay until May 2019. Applicants must have completed their artistic studies to apply. The center of life and work of applicants must be in Germany. Applicants of a variety of artistic media may apply with a proposal relevant to the place of the residency, and taking into account Cuba’s special situation. Artists must have a decent level of English and ideally Spanish and must be ready to live and work in the unique conditions of Havana.

The selection will be based on the quality of the proposal submitted according to the idea of the program. The artists will be chosen by a jury composed of representatives appointed by D21 Kunstraum Leipzig and the Ludwig Foundation.

Application requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following application documents in English:

  • Cover letter with full contact information;
  • Text describing initial ideas of intention to work on (1 page max.);
  • Documentation material on previous activity (portfolio) in PDF format with meaningful texts and images on previously realized artistic works and exhibitions (10 pages max.; please send all required documents in ONE link to download.);
  • CV

The application documents must be submitted digitally via download-link by January 5th, 2019 to D21 Kunstraum Leipzig: office@d21-leipzig.de

Photos: Juliane Richter

This scholarship covers travel costs Germany-Havana, accommodation, a work space and a scholarship for living costs for a monthly amount of 500€. A further budget for production costs in Havana will also be made available related to artist’s needs.

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