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The German Foreign Federal Office and LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme would like to invite an artist from Malaysia to apply for a three months residency exchange in Leipzig Germany November 2024 to January 2025.

The Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA) is an international artist in residency programme located at the Spinnerei Leipzig (, a former cotton mill and now cultural hub. LIA focuses on being a place for experimentation and learning within a strong local artist community and a city rich in traditions. Local and international artists have an impact on each other while exchanging cultural experiences they are shifting their gaze. The founder of LIA, Anna-Louise Rolland, states, “At LIA, we believe that moving outside of our comfort zone leads to new perspectives opening up. International visual artists working together with professional musicians, public space and institutions like museums fits perfectly into this philosophy and this type of collaboration leads to new approaches being developed and new kinds of artistic exchanges taking place”.

Key information

  • Free accommodation in an 83 square meter furnished studio including a curated group show in the residency
  • Coverage of travel and flight as well as health insurance costs
  • Fellowship 760,00 € per month
  • Curatorial advice by LIA director Anna-Louise Rolland
  • Group show mid January 2025 during the Spinnerei Gallery Tour
  • Residency dates: 4th November 2024 – 31st January 2025

Please note the artist must speak comprehensible English and must be based in Malaysia. The residency does not include any further fees or stipends. 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 and be wrapped into one PDF file only:

  • An expression of interest (500 words max.) explaining for example the project you wish to develop during the residency or research you would like to do and what interests you about working at the Spinnerei Leipzig, important notice: The project must have a reference to the current climate debate. Please also express how you would like to reference your stay in Leipzig to the Malaysian public when you have returned.
  • A CV or biography stating the number of years of professional art practice, your exhibitions and your educational background
  • Up to 6 images of your work or video/audio links 
  • The specification of the subject matter line of your e-mail so we can file you correctly: Open Call Malaysia
  • Applications must be in English and sent as one single PDF file to:,, 
  • Application deadline: 30th June 2024, 12 pm noon European Central Time, successful applicants will be notified latest by mid July 2024.