Open Call for a Visual Arts Residency

Studio view

The Goethe-Institut Dänemark and the Goethe-Institut Norwegen, in partnership with LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme, are inviting proposals from visual artists based in Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, or Norway who would like to take up a three-month residency at the Spinnerei Leipzig. NORDIC LEIPZIG offers time for reflection, research, practice, and professional networking opportunities.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, active worldwide. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad, foster international cultural cooperation, and provide information about the cultural, social and political life in Germany.

LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme ( is a non-profit residency programme at the Spinnerei Leipzig, a former cotton mill that has been transformed into a unique creative space hosting studios, galleries, a communal arts centre, a cinema, and various businesses (

Key information:
Free accommodation in an 83 square meter furnished studio
Bursary towards travel and production costs: 1.000 €
Participation in a curated group show during the Spinnerei Gallery Tour (September 2022)
Curatorial advice by LIA director Anna-Louise Rolland
Residency dates: 2 August – 29 October 2022

Please note that the residency does not include any further fees or stipends. We suggest that applicants seek further funding in their home countries.

For more detailed information about the services provided by LIA please visit Additional information about the artist studios at the Spinnerei Leipzig is given in this short video:

Applications must comprise the following:
An expression of interest (500 words max.) explaining:
The project you wish to develop during the residency
What interests you about working at the Spinnerei Leipzig
A CV or biography
Up to 6 images of your work or a video/audio extract (no longer than two minutes)
A link to your web-site
A specification of the subject: Open Call NORDIC LEIPZIG

Applications must be in English and sent as one single pdf file to:,,

Application deadline: 31 December 2021

Successful applicants will be notified by end of January 2022.