The program terms & conditions.
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, installation and photography can apply for the participation in the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl International Grant Program “Emerging Artists”.
Create your own grant year
The program is built on the intention to support artists in their artistic development, gather an open exchange, create new perspectives and support to extend their network. The grant program is also counting on the self-initiative of the respective artist to organize himself 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.
6 months runtime per grant
The Grant Year runs for two 6-month semesters.
Per grant year 2 grants are given (each 6 month) to two artists.
The runtime of each grant is always:
- 1.9. – 28.02 and
- 1.3 – 31.08.
The facilities are located in the Art House in the centre of Düsseldorf.
The concrete address is Mülheimerstr. 25, 40239 Düsseldorf, Germany. It can be reached easily by train or bus within a couple of minutes from the main train station.
In the Art House the Serigraphy workshop “Boll-Werk” as well as further studios of international artists are located.
The grant holder can, during the program runtime, use a studio working space in the group studio of the Art House. Water connection and electricity is given . Two separate man/women bathrooms (no showers) are located in the ground floor and will be used by all artists. All rooms are having heaters and can be heated to room temperature and thus used during the whole wintertime. In the entrance area on the ground floor a common social area with a large table (for working on, meeting, eating etc.), a sofa/lounge area as well as kitchen facilities is given, to be used from everybody freely.
Located within the facility and directly connected to the group studio space in the lower floor is the Serigraphy production facility “Boll-Werk”, one of the oldest art screen printing and serigraphy production companies in Düsseldorf, fully specialised in Serigraphy production and high quality art editions. The “Boll-Werk” works together with the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl in a close cooperation since many years. Mr. Hermann Boll, who is leading the workshop, is also the central contact person for the art house facilities. So in terms of any questions related to the facilities he can be contacted. He is usually in the art house Monday to Saturday from 10am – 6pm.
The artist’s editions as part of the grant program will be produced by the “Boll-Werk” together with the grant holders.
Studio Visit / Exhibition / Artist talk
Per grant year the grant holder and the organisation will discuss and decided jointly, whether a studio visit shall be organized with dedicated invited people.
During the same, a selection of latest art works, the art editions and artist book can be presented and also an artist talk can be arranged jointly.
Limited Silkcreen Art Edition
During the grant program two ART EDITIONS will be produced (Edition Lepsien Art Foundation) and released. Every artist will produce two motifs (art works) in the technique of serigraphy. There is no theme or content related guideline for the art works, the grant holder is free to choose the same for their works.
Number of Editions:
2 Editions per grant year
Production time is free by the grant holder but should be completed by end of grant program the latest.
Manual Serigraphy, eventually with mixed technique involved
Printer / Production partner:
Boll Werk, located in the Art House
Paper-End-Format per Serigraphy
50cm x 70cm (the full format can be used for printing)
Circulation per Edition:
30 pieces + 5 e.a. pieces (thus circulation of in total 35 art works per Art-Edition
All costs are covered by the organisation.
Every Serigraphy needs to be hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist at the front (1/30, 2/30, 3/30 etc… 30/30 or “e.a”)
The grant holders receive 5 “e.a.” and 3 numbered edition artworks out of their edition for free at the end of the program. The remaining editions are remaining the property of the organisation and will be given to supporters and partners and will be offered through the organisation and artevie publishing to interested individuals, publishing groups, marketing partners and institutions. A share of revenues of any kind for the scholarship or related galleries is excluded.
During the Grant Program the grant holder will produce an individual artist book.
The same is generally free in form and content. It will be jointly discussed, reconciled and supported in its development by the Lepsien Art Foundation.
It will be produced and published by artevie publishing in limited circulation of around 150 pieces.
All production costs are covered by the organisation.
The artist will, depending on the total circulation, receive up to 40 artist books for own use free of charge.
The other artist books will remain property of the organisation and will be published and distributed by artevie publishing and cooperation partners. It will also be distributed to a special list of relevant representatives of the art world (collectors, curators, etc.)
The grant holder proposes per grant a selection of art works (from the entire work period, not only works from the current period) to the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl for appraisal and for selecting one artwork out of it to be taken into the permanent non profit collection of the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl as donation free of charge. The grant holder is free in the selection of the proposed art works. The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl relies on the seriousness of the awareness and the willingness of the grant holder in the selection of works, however reserves the right, if necessary, to withdraw the proposed art works and to call for another selection of proposed works. Parts of the non profit collection of the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl will be presented through exhibitions and publications.
The Lepsien Art Foundation reserves the right to purchase other works of the grant holder individually directly, subject to a separate agreement.
The International Grant Program Emerging Artists provides free use of work/studio space for the grant holder. The grant program neither comprises apartment or accommodation costs nor does it cover living costs or travel expenses.
The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl is working with a wide-ranging network of art related institutions, persons or organizations that is in a continuous development.
The grant holder will get the opportunity to become a part of this network, depending on his own initiative. Therein the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl does not take any role or responsibility for proposing or selling art works neither is the organization acting as a gallery.
Internet & Marketing Communication
The grant holder will be published on the website of Lepsien Art Foundation and the Art House with a CV, portrait and series of art works as well as extracts of art works (macros in the header). By submitting the relevant text and image information to the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl, the grant holder agrees explicitly, that the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl and its related partners (as the Art House) is free to use the same without any costs and without any time or regional or any other restrictions.
During the term of the grant and beyond exhibitions, events and other important information related or not related to the grant holder published can be published on the web site of Lepsien Art Foundation asbl and related partner sites (as the Art house). The information are subject to the editorial approval of the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl.
Beyond that the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl will include the respective grant holder and information of/about him/her in the offline and online marketing and press communications of the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl with text and picture information been provided. The grant holder gives this text and picture information expressively free for use free of any costs for the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl and its partners without any time or regional or other restrictions for the form of internal and external marketing, press or other communication of the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl and/or partners.
The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl is free to use all pictures taken of persons, works and other items in connection with events, meetings, exhibition or production runs or any other happenings for internal and external print and digital communication of the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl and/or partners free of any costs. The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl accepts no fees or costs of VG Bildkunst or similar institutions from the grant holder. The grant holder holds harmless the Lepsien Art Foundation from any claims or entitlements or costs in connection of intellectual property rights, picture rights or any other copyrights in connection with the program and the measures therein defined in this terms and conditions. The same applies to video portraits that might be produced by the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl over the course of the grant year and that will be published on the Website and YouTube channel of the Lepsien Art Foundation.
Insurance & Liability
Due to insurance reasons the grant holder must have valid public liability insurance for the entire runtime of the program and prove the same on request. The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl excludes entirely any form of liability for damages, losses, personal injuries, copyright issues, image losses or any consequential damages and losses including loss of profit.
A withdrawal from the program by the grant holder after having signed this agreement is not possible and will be penalised with minimum 500 EUR, without limiting the right for further claims for compensation, to be paid to the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl by the grant holder, since through this other artists will loose the opportunity to be part of the program.
The grant holder is solely liable for all kinds of damages, losses and accidents arising through him out of or in connection with the rental of the premises and the program itself and holds harmless the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl for the same in all aspects.
The studio areas cannot be locked separately thus can be accessed by other people of the facility. The grant holder is in charge to set up locking facilities by him if required and to take care of all of his items properly. The grant holder is responsible for any form of theft and/or loss, damage of items of him. The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl does not take any liability for the same.