In the attached file you will find the schedule for the meeting point Зустрiч in MdBK. We cordially invite you to take part in our events!
Art projects wanted for the Co-Up Festival!
The “Bürgerbahnhof Plagwitz” will host the Co-Up Festival for the second time from July 08 to 09, 2022.
The festival combines the idea of Co (community) and Up (upcycling). In terms of content, we will focus on the everyday, general handling of waste and resources. Our broad, interdisciplinary program helps raise the audience’s awareness of resource use, convey ecological ideas through artistic methods, and apply it practically.
We invite Leipzig-based artists to submit their ideas for art projects that critically address the issues of waste and pollution.
The festival will take place in an open space, and only partially-closed areas (pavilions) are available. Therefore, we are looking for art projects that are suitable for open spaces. They may take form in performances, objects and sculptures made of recycled and natural materials, or an interactive and participatory production that involve visitors.
There’s a great possibility to spatially integrate the artworks’ exhibition beyond the duration of the festival. However, this form of extended use is not a mandatory requirement for the application.
This year we would like to support Ukrainian artists in particular and we look forward to receiving applications that may be submitted in both English or Ukrainian.
We are looking forward to your application!
Conditions of participation:
A small budget will be provided according to individual agreement.
Understanding that we will take no responsibilities for any damages to the artworks exhibited in the open space.
Please send us your idea in a PDF document with the following information:
- Project description
- Material and technique
- CV (short biography)
by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: June 12, 2022
On 26 April at 8 pm, the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra plays in the Leipzig Gewandhaus. A concert tour organised at short notice helps to secure the existence of this first-class orchestra. Kyiv’s musical figurehead brings a piece of Ukrainian culture to Leipzig and presents impressive symphonies by important composers from its homeland.
Free tickets for refugees are available at the Gewandhaus box office.
Opening hours Gewandhaus box office:
SA 10-14 h
On concert days continuously until the start of the concert
Phone +49 341 1270 280
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Augustusplatz 8 / 04109 Leipzig
The programme “Sonnenstunden” enables cultural activities for children and young people from Ukraine who have fled to Germany. “Sonnenstunden” aims to create protected spaces for them in which they can take advantage of cultural opportunities or become creative.
Projects between 1,000 euros and 5,000 euros can be applied for until 8 May 2022. Eligible to apply for the funding programme are cultural institutions that are open to the public, including those run on a voluntary basis, that are non-profit or public corporations (e.g. literature houses, puppet theatres, music and children’s theatres, music and art schools), cultural heritage institutions pursuant to § 2 KGSG that are also non-profit (e.g. museums, libraries, archives), as well as non-profit project promoters with a clear cultural orientation (e.g. independent theatres, musical ensembles, cultural promotion associations).
More information on the Website
After our first very successful meeting in MdBK we offer to continue our get-together for networking and exchange on the weekly basis. Сultural workers from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus are welcome to share their needs and impressions with cultural institutions and workers from Leipzig. Please, feel free to join our meeting in Зустрiч on Wednesdays from 15:00 to 17:00.
Series of readings “Behind the Text: self-colonization”
We are beginning the series of readings “Behind the Text: self-colonization”. Here we offer to read texts, which problematize colonial relationship of Ukraine. M. Khvileva “Ukraine or Malorossia?”, Address of I.Dzubi at Babiy Yar in 1966. The readings and discussions are held by Katia Badianova an art historian and a member of a curatorial collective Khudrada and a co-founder of a Method Fund in Kiev and Lada Nakonechna an artist, a member of a R.E.P. collective, a member of a curatorial collective Khudrada and a co-founder of a Method Fund in Kiev.
The readings will take place on Thursdays at 15:00, starting with the 14th of April.
- 14.04.22 – 15:00 – 16:30
- 21.04.22 – 15:00 – 16:30
- 28.04.22 – 15:00 – 16:30
German course for beginners
On Tuesdays we offer German course for the beginners. We propose you to train your German A1-level in the relaxed atmosphere. Lessons will be lead by a German teacher Caleb Kurowski.
German lessons start on the 19th of April.
- 19.04.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
- 26.04.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
- 03.05.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
- 10.05.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
- 17.05.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
- 24.05.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
- 31.05.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
Consultations on CV-review and application process
Elizabeth Gerdeman is an artist and researcher originally from the USA, though living and working in Leipzig offers help with your application process and CV editing.
The first meeting will take place on Friday 8th of April from 15:00 to 17:00.
Language – English.
We offer you to bring some good quality clothes that you do not use and offer them to the artists and cultural workers who arrived in Leipzig. Clothes that will not be chosen need to be taken back home.
Saturday 16.04.22 from 13:00 – 15:00
There are two locations, which offer possibilities to spend time with kids
Place: Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (MdbK)
You can reach ЗУСТРІЧ / Treff via the entrances Reichsstraße and Böttchergässchen of the Museum der bildenden Künste.
Time: 30.03.2022, at 16pm
This meeting aims to get to know each other, exchange ideas, plans and possibilities. Come by!
3G rules are applied. Please take it into consideration, especially if you are bringing with you people from the post-Soviet space who might not have EU vaccines.