International Grant Program Emerging Artists 2016, Germany

Publish Date: Apr 13, 2016

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The International Grant Program Emerging Artists of the Lepsien Art Foundation offers a lot of benefits and at the same time maximum flexibility. Learn more about the program details and terms & conditions.


Every year, exceptionally qualified and gifted artists, primarily of the younger generation, working in the disciplines of painting, sculpture and photography can apply for the participation in the Lepsien Art Foundation’s International Grant Program “Emerging Artists”.

Create your own grant year

The program is built on the intention to bring artists together and to give them the opportunity to jointly communicate, exchange ideas and perspectives and extend their network. The grant program is also counting on the self-initiative of the respective artist to organize himself and to work together with the other grant holders during the term of the program on several measures defined therein.

Letter of recommendation & certificate

Upon request the grant holder receives at the end of the grant year a written confirmation in the form of a certificate. If necessary and upon request, individual letters of recommendation, can be issued for the application to other scholarships or grant programs.

12 months runtime

The Grant Year runs for 2 semesters of each 6 months. The total runtime is 12 months.
The Grant Year starts on 1st of September 2016 and ends 31st of August 2017.

Move-in Art House Düsseldorf

The month of September is the transition month, where the grant holder will stepwise move into the premises starting from begin/mid of the month (or later if required).

The International Grant Program Emerging Artists provides free studio spaces for enthusiatic upcoming artists. Grant holders should be interested in an intense exchange with other driven artists from all around the world to boost their development and personal growth. For more information see the tab “studio space”.

The scholarship neither comprises apartment or accomodation costs nor does it cover living costs or travel expenses.

Terms and conditions:

Please note by sending us your application you will automatically accept the terms and conditions. 


Applicants must have completed their studies at an officially accepted German or international academy of art. First public recognition in the concerned discipline in form of exhibitions, publications or the like is required.

Applicants who have not completed their studies or who are older than 39 years at the time of application can’t be considered for the grant program.

All applications will be assessed on the basis of clear selection criteria like diploma, artistic development and quality of art works, exhibition history, publications, projects, age.  The final group of candidates will be invited for a personal or telephone interview.

Apply now!

From 01. april 2016 until 15. may 2016 applications are accepted:

Please send an e-mail with the following subject “Application emerging artists 16/17″


Please note that the following documents are required for the application to be complete: up to date CV, portrait picture and PDF exposé/portfolio of your art works.

Please note that applications cannot be accepted if one or more of the  above mentioned documents are missing.

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