Offers in Leipzig and surrounding area


Leipzig: Project collaboration for Ukrainian restorers at Kunstretter e.V.

The main goal of the non-profit association is to save works of art that are at risk of being forgotten (primarily material cultural heritage) by reintegrating them into cultural life. This idea is put into practice through concrete support for the owners (museums, parishes, etc.) in fundraising and through professional advice, including the organisation of practical seminars for students on the objects. 

We offer the opportunity for restorers from Ukraine to meet us, to introduce themselves and, if necessary, under consideration of the respective conditions of the orders, to cooperate on projects. For restorers in training/study, we also offer a professional exchange.

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Leipzig: Residence and exhibition at the BBK Leipzig

The Bund Bildender Künstler (BBK) Leipzig e.V. offers its project space for one month to two fine artist who have fled from Ukraine. The space (75sqm) is located in the Tapetenwerk, a historic factory complex where today artists, designers, architects and artisans have their studios, workshops and work spaces.

We offer:
– residence and exhibition at the 4D project space
– time: mid-August to mid-September (icl. Tapetenwerkfest-weekend)
– payment of material costs (amount depends on requested funds)
– compensation (amount depends on requested funds)
– exhibition supervision and public relations

Please send applications with short CV and presentation of your work including pictures and link to internet presense to until April, 30.

Read about BBK here

Contact: or +49341 261 88 99


Leipzig: 5 Studio spaces at PILOTENKUECHE for free

PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program is a residency for artists, curators and those interested in the back office work of a cultural enterprise, with the aim to support and connect. We offer five free studios as of now.

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Gera: Temporary stay, culture house Häselburg

The Kulturhaus Häselburg Gera sees itself as a laboratory for a creative, diverse, self-confident, cosmopolitan urban society. In the house there is a gallery for contemporary art, a media lab with video technology, light, editing suite, studios, a youth art school, a printing workshop (screen printing, lithography, letterpress / gravure), and an event space with stage and guest rooms for artists. There is the possibility of developing a residency program. 

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Grimma: Temporary stay, summer residence, Künstlergut Prösitz

The Künstlergut Prösitz is an artist house in Saxony for female sculptors with children. 

The house offers accommodation for 6 people (incl. children), on-site supervision is possible: for the children on weekdays max. 4 hours each and for colleagues on weekdays max. 2 hours each. In addition, the house has workshops for partial shared use and projects in progress, where the artists could be directly involved. We foresee a residency being offered in the summer.

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Leipzig: Accommodation of the four theater makers and artists, use of the hall at the Ost-Passage Theater

Ost-Passage Theater is a volunteer-run, socio-cultural neighbourhood theatre in East Leipzig, specialising in amateur theatre and neighbourhood work in the field of culture. Ukrainian and Russian artists as well as circles of supporters can request our performance hall and will receive preference.

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Leipzig: Scholarship-offer MdbK ЗУСТРІЧ

In order to provide support for displaced cultural workers due to the war, Leipzig-based initiative BüKü in collaboration with MdbK offers small scholarships for the meeting point in the amount 700 eu per month.

What we offer:
• You are invited to use the meeting point in MdBK during opening hours as an working and event space.

At MdBK ЗУСТРІЧ you can…

  • initiate and facilitate events and workshops and network with interested German-based initiatives

Please send your CV and short plan of possible events with a title MdBK to:

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MdbK ЗУСТРІЧ / Treff

Note: preference is given to Ukrainian applicants, though other applicants are encouraged as well. Unfortunately for Belarus or Russia-based applicants our small scholarship can not be used as a base for entry-visa to Germany. Nevertheless, if you are in Germany already, feel free to contact us.


The scholarships are open to partners of the Goethe-Institut Ukraine or the Federal Cultural Foundation in Ukraine. These can be independent artists as well as employees of partner institutions. The amount of the scholarship is 2,000 €.

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Halle (Saale): Project funding for artists in exile at Werkleitz

Werkleitz was founded in 1993 in the village of Tornitz/Werkleitz and has been based in Halle since 2003. Werkleitz supports professional artists and young artists, creates and presents film culture and media art, from short feature films and documentaries to interactive installations and internet projects. The annual Werkleitz Festival, which evolved from the Werkleitz Biennale, is an important international presentation platform for film and media art in the eastern German states. The extensive scholarship and funding program European Media Artists in Residence Exchange, A38 Production Scholarship, Werkleitz Project Funding, Supported Artist by Werkleitz supports and connects individual artists from Germany and abroad. 

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Leipzig: artistic support at Kunstverein (KV)

KV – Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (Association for contemporary art) invites applications for four artistic sponsorships for the period from 01.05.-31.08.2022. The call for applications is aimed at artists, curators or designers who have fled to Leipzig. The KV offers the integration into the regular work of the Kunstverein (art association), especially into the formats of the annual project, and the co-use of the space. In coordination with the KV there is the possibility to use the premises of the association as a place for exhibitions, events or production. However, there is also the possibility of autonomous work. In addition, the collective of the KV would like to support the selected artists, curators or designers in their networking in the Leipzig art scene.

Compensation of € 1000 (incl. VAT) is paid per person as an honorarium. In addition, for the implementation of artistic or curatorial projects, up to 500 € material costs can be provided.

Applications are possible until 18.04.2022. Please send your short informal application (presentation of your work, 3-5 pictures or link to your website, how you want to use the KV space/what you need.) to:

Languages: English/ German

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Halle (Saale): Saxony-Anhalt Art Foundation

The foundation supports artistic projects in the visual, applied and performing arts, artistic photography, literature, music, film, design, architecture and media art, as well as interdisciplinary projects. Refugee artists can apply for a working grant from the Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt if they can prove that they reside in Saxony-Anhalt. The amount of the scholarships is 1,000 euros per month, the funding usually lasts 3 or 6 months and can be extended to 12 months in justified cases. 

Application until June 7, 2022

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Art Studies and Educational programs

Academy for transcultural exchange/ATA at the HGB

For people who have to make their way from Ukraine (with or withoutukrainian passport) to safety, we would like to draw your attention to theAcademy for Transcultural Exchange at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. This is a study programme specifically for people with refugeeexperience. In addition, we are opening up and expanding our range of courses at the Evening Academy and for guest students. This is open to all students, artists, designers, academics and other interested persons. We are currentlyplanning to make suitable events, courses and seminars in the regularprogramme of studies and in the Evening Academy easily accessible to thoseinterested in art as guest students. If you are interested please contact us:

Info in Russian


PhD students from Ukraine who are leaving their country and need support can prospectively receive funding within the framework of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. The Philipp Schwartz Initiative gives universities andresearch institutions in Germany the opportunity to host researchers at riskwithin the framework of a fellowship. If the HGB Leipzig is an eligibleinstitution, please contact us. On the websites of the degree programmes andinstitutes, you can see who is suitable as a mentor* to submit an application.

Further initiatives and helpful links:

Other offers

List of German art/design universities with open admission procedures for students fleeing from Ukraine



One-time financial aid or stipends for up to 3 months for cultural workers (limited number of stipends is available)


German funding programmes for scholars at risk and a list of institutional contacts from The Association of German Art Historians

Information on current programmes

Filmmakers for Ukraine

Filmmakers for Ukraine is a place of help for filmmakers and their families and minorities in and from Ukraine.

More Information here


Initiative in Berlin: Cultural Workers Against the Ongoing War in Ukraine

The Dresden State Art Collections

With a digital centre for the coordination and exchange of information with museums, galleries, artists and cultural workers from Ukraine, the Dresden State Art Collections would like to offer institutions and individuals opportunities for help and assistence: here