LIA main partner is BMW.

LIA is located at the area of the Spinnerei Leipzig. LIA participates in the Gallery Tours of the SpinnereiGalleries, taking place three times a year in winter, spring and autuumn.

Since 2018, the Goethe-Insitut offers LIA-scholarships to international artists. In 2019, the Goethe-Instituts of the Northern European Countries supported 11 artists with residency scholarships for LIA. In 2020, the Goethe-Instituts of the South East Pacific region will support 9 artists with a three-months residency scholarship. In 2020, the Nordic-Leipzig scholarship will be continued with two artists from Denmark and Iceland.

LIA long term supporters are following art academies:

New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts New York


Brno University of Technology and Sidney University.


Burkhardt Jung, Mayor of Leipzig, is the patron of LIA since 2008. LIA  cooperates with the City of Leipzig  – Department for International Affairs, especially regarding sister city projects.

Cooperation partners for the ongoing artist exchange with Oman:


Project partner 2020 is Deutsch-Vietnamesisches-Haus e. V.

Further cooperation partner:


LIA thanks all our partners for their kind support.