ELEVEN artspace

+49 152 01929499
Name of Residency: kunstort ELEVEN artspace / Art is Residence

● Open to all kinds of fine arts, performing arts, new media, social art, land art, experimental sound, music, literature, installation and others

● Special arrangements for performing or sound groups who want to develop a specific project
● No restrictions according to gender, age or nationality
● Language of application is English or German
● One to two-month residencies available
● Resident artists are expected to share costs of housing (utilities, etc.)
● Shorter stays and plans for “Artists on Tour” by special arrangement

● If you are interested in a 20 weeks volunteering (may-18 until oct-5) look at our website for the application process.

The ELEVEN Artist Residence is an international residency program for artists – located in Starzach-Börstingen, Germany. It is a self-administrated non-profit organization. ELEVEN artspace wants to create an environment for inspiration – a place for artists where they can concentrate on their work – to experiment and play.

The residency program offers privat and combined living and working spaces. The accommodation and workshops are situated in the former administrative offices of an old school (teachers’ room, rector’s, student council room, classrooms, etc.). The rooms – mostly have a washbasin/sink – are simply furnished and could be occupied with 1-3 artists (depending on the room). Toilets and shower are located down the hallway. A fully-equipped common kitchen is also available as well as a patio with the possibility for cooking outside when the weather is nice. By special arrangement there are various other spaces which can be used: a large communal studio (about 70m²), small work room, a small performance space incl. an old school piano, small drums, basic sound equipment, basic tools / craft. On the school ground there are further opportunities: large walls, street-like situations, fields and forests, the Neckar valley and the river itself.

There are a few bicycles available to rent.

During the residency there are ample possibilities to present public artist discussions, readings, lectures, works in public space, etc. A group exhibition takes place in august in the Town of Tübingen, 25 km away. The project as a whole is well-documented by the regional papers. Works-in-progress can be published in social media channels of the project.

Scheduling and Duration
The artist-in-residence program is for the meantime only available between June 1st and September 30. The duration of a residency is one or two months. Rooms for “artist-on-tour” or shorter periods (< one month) can also be provided by special arrangements.

To apply, please send us the following documents
– a short CV with address and contact
– examples of your artistic work (max. 3x DIN A4 pages / or links)
– a brief description of your project / work you want to work on here
– a short statement about your motivation for applying to this place and your expectations of the residency
– desired time frame of residency, one or two months between June and September
– a description of the space requirements you need
– would you share your room with another same-gender artist?
– other languages you speak

The language of application is English or German

Please do not send any originals. Application materials will not be returned by mail.
Photos, videos and sounds only as links or download.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation: ELEVEN (élèves) artspace is an artistic initiative in a rural location which provides a forum for all artistic disciplines and interdisciplinary work, encouraging encounters with contemporary art forms outside the urban cultural centers. Artists of all disciplines can apply for residencies from one up to two months each to live and work together – and encounter the rural region artistically. Interaction and intervention between art and the locality in which it is practiced is a significant aspect of the project.
ELEVEN artspace is based in a former secondary school in Börstingen which has been in the process of transition into a location dedicated to Art and Culture. The village of Börstingen (750 inhabitants) is part of the community of Starzach (a union of 5 villages) situated in the Upper Neckar Valley between Rottenburg and Horb. A rural environment close to the larger cultural centers of Tübingen and Stuttgart.
ELEVEN artspace is an independent non-profit art project which is supported by the community of Starzach and the public-service non-profit organization Schnittstelle ELEVEN e.V. The name ELEVEN is derived from the archaic term for “pupils/students” (= Eleve/Elevin/Eleven).
Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Bicycle
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : summer-exhibition, art-park, other
    Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): In order to cover the costs of operation it is necessary that artists contribute financially to the housing costs – regulary between 250,- to 450,- EUR per month
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Open Studios
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Stuttgart
    Nearest Train Station: Horb, Eyach
    How to reach by plane: International Airport Stuttgart, Zürich (CH), Frankfurt
    How to reach by train: via Stuttgart, Horb, Rottenburg, Tübingen
    How to reach by car: https://goo.gl/maps/HquFaVj4xHA2
    Street & Number: Schulstrasse 27
    Postal Code: 72181
    City: Starzach-Börstingen
    Country long: Germany