LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme

LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme
Founder and curator: Anna-Louise Rolland

Spinnereistr. 7, hall 18, 2nd floor
+49 (0)176 21 87 92 95

LIA is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with over two hundred artists from forty nations having participated. It includes an international exhibition portfolio, as well as monthly programme. LIA fosters artists internationally by providing them with spacious studios (living and work space at once) and cultural support, as well as opportunities to exhibit internationally. The programme links young artists with the regional and international art community associated with the Spinnerei ( and offers a monthly programme including art critic visits.

At LIA, both open studios and the international known Spinnerei Gallery Tours (Rundgang), attracting up to 8000 visitors each event, offer the opportunity for a wider audience to access the world of art and to experience the place where art is created. In this way LIA aims to build a more personal connection between the artist and audience encouraging discussions about art in the artists actual studio. Three major Spinnerei Gallery Tours as well as various open studio exhibitions take place per year. Each artist participates at least in one group show.

Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation: In 2017 LIA celebrated its 10 year anniversary. It is based at the Spinnerei, home of over one hundred thirty artist studios, galleries and art institutions. Here the Rundgang, Gallery Tour, takes place three times a year, when over 8000 guests from Germany and abroad come to visit and discover art of all media. The programme is open to all age groups and nationalities. Artists may apply directly or are sent by The New York Academy of Art, School of Visual Arts New York City, The Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia or STAL Gallery in Sultanat Oman. Together, alongside the programme??s main partner BMW, our partners such as the Goethe-Institutes world wide made it possible for over two hundred artists from forty different countries to take part in the LIA programme since 2007. LIA is Leipzig??s official art residency programme, and Leipzig??s Lord Mayor, Burkhard Jung, is its patron. Applications are rolling. If you are not an associated artist with the given institutions above you may also apply yourself directly.

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To apply please see the application link on that site.

Organisation founded in: 2007
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Spinnerei Leipzig, Atelier für Radierung Leipzig, City of Leipzig, Goethe-Institut, New York Academy of Art, School of Visual Art / Visual Critical Studies, RMIT Melbourne, Brno Academy for Technology / Fine Arts Department
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 1.250 EURO 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:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: We organise residency grants / scholarships together with our cooperation partners, listed above. We support private artist funding wth recommendation letters.
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Exhibition / Group Show, PR
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Open Studios
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Halle/Leipzig Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (train station) or Leipzig-Plagwitz
    How to reach by plane: Halle/Leipzig Airport
    How to reach by train: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)
    How to reach by car: Spinnereistr. 7, 04179 Leipzig, highway A9 exit Leipzig-West
    Street & Number: Spinnereistr. 7
    Postal Code: 04179 Leipzig
    City: Leipzig
    Country long: Germany
    Spinnereistr. 7
    Leipzig 04179 Leipzig Germany
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