LIA is a programme residency. We cherish cultural and artistic exchange within the local and an international artist community. Therefore we wish the artists to stay with us during its residency period besides smaller excursions to enable you to participate in our programme. We want to introduce you to the Leipzig art scene, its artists and active protagonists. Therefore we provide a programme of art critics and artist studio visits as well as a large work and furnished living space in one which allows you to just arrive. LIA is located at the Spinnerei, a former cotton mill.
We would like to encourage artists to use the dynamic place of the Spinnerei and its surroundings to create works and rather prefer works created on site and in exchange rather than you bring works. We are not a gallery space, neither we see each other responsible to find the artist a gallery nor an exhibition space. However we curate exhibitions with the work done on site and provide a visible and vivid platform for our residents locally at the Spinnerei and sometimes also abroad. We would like to encourage you to work closely together with us and also to create the programme with us. Tell us what your needs are.

We provide
  • Studio – 83 square meter furnished studio including wifi internet, shared office printer and all side costs (commonly shared LIA bath / LIA kitchen and LIA main hall, household goods, linen and towels are provided as well as technical service and cleaning service for the bathroom)
  • Exhibition – garanteed participation in one curated group show during the Spinnerei Gallery Tour (January, April/May, September), the LIA summer show (end of July) or an open studio event at LIA (November).
  • Service – curatorial advice, visa- and scholarship application aid, care taking
  • Programme – care taking by programme coordinator Marina Díaz Molina on site, curatorial advice and studio visits by Anna-Louise Rolland once a month, visa- and funding assistance for the time period you will occupy a studio in LIA, visits of artist studios and artists or professors as guest critics in your studio (guaranteed one visit per month), guided press and professional tours through the studios (if the artist wants to participate)

LIA supports international artists and is an intercultural programme. The not-profit institution offers furnished studios, 83 square meters each, which serve as a working and living space, as well as the participation in the program, one group show at LIA is guaranteed. Studios are available for three or a six months periods. There is a monthly programme fee charged of  1.475,00- €. Selected artists by LIA will receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and visa support. LIA does neither cover living / material / insurance nor traveling expenses. Artists can apply anytime. There is no deadline. Arrangements will then be made together.