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 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 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 17/18 starts on 1st of September 2017 and ends 31st of August 2018.
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 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.
The Art House is hosting the studio space for the International Grant Program as well as the Serigraphy workshop “Boll-Werk” as well as further studios rented to international artists. If you would like to check out who is currently working there please have a look at the website Art House.
The studios for the grant program are generally built as a flexible group studio space without separate rooms. For photographers no dedicated studio is set up – they can use all common facilities all the time and will have a set of keys for the same. All artists will work together in the studios and interact and communicate through that.
The studio space areas are on two floors. In the ground floor the studio space will also be used during the group exhibition at the end of the year, so the floor has to be covered/protected in terms of the work process in particular for painting and sculpture. This section cannot be locked separately and thus is open and accessibly for all artists. The lower floor studio space offers around 4 meter high ceilings. All studio spaces receive daylight through side windows. In the lower floor other artists are having their studio space and the serigraphy workshop is located there as well.
Water connection is given on both levels and can be used by all artists. Electricity is given in all studios in sufficient dimension. 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. The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl will dedicate working space to the grant holders and is free to reallocate in case of necessity.
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 sine 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 scholarship program will be produced by the “Boll-Werk” together with the grant holders.
For the exhibition the open area on the ground floor will be used.
Final exhibition grant holders
1 Final exhibition per program year
each year in June
Art House Düsseldorf, ground floor facilities of the grant program
Group exhibition of the 5 grant holders in the facilities in Düsseldorf
Roles & Responsibilities:
Concept / Realisation / Set up and ground works: grant holders, supported by Lepsien Art Foundation
Supervision / overall Support / curator: Lepsien Art Foundation
Organisation Drinks etc.: Lepsien Art Foundation
One or two days before the Vernissage a preview will be hosted for a number of hand selected guest.
Layout / Production: Lepsien Art Foundation
Distribution: grant holders & Lepsien Art Foundation
Edition Lepsien Art Foundation I and II
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 (EDITION I and EDITION II)
Production time is free by the grant holder but should be completed by end of March 15 the latest, since images of the art works will be incorporated in the catalogue. The grant holder is in charge to ensure the timely proper production in highest quality of the art edition.
The Serigraphy works will be displayed in the annual catalogue GRANTS, therefore it is extremely important to complete both Editions by end of March 15 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)
The 5 „e.a“ works will be granted to the grant holder(s) at the end of the program.
Available with Boll-Werk
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”)
Concept/Art Work creation/Production: Grant holders
(all regular production costs are borne by the Lepsien Art Foundation)
The grant holders receive one complete edition of each I an II for free at the end of the program. The remaining editions are given to supporters and partners and will be offered through the Lepsien Art FZE interested individuals, publishing groups, marketing partners and institutions. A share of revenues of any kind for the scholarship or related galleries is excluded.
At the end of the GrantProgram the annual catalogue GRANTS will be released. The catalogue GRANTS follows the previous catalogues in form and layout.
1 x per grant program
Released together with the final joint exhibition of all grant holders at the end of the program. The grant holder is obliged to meet the timelines given with regards to the catalogue and ensure the appropriate delivery of required information, immediate response to requests and all other support required to meet the high quality expectations of the catalogue.
Photo shooting in the Art House: around Feb/March
Personal Interviews by Cindy Tereba with Grant Holders: Feb/March
21cm x 27cm
ca. 76 pages 4/4 colour
Every artist will get 5 double pages for the presentation of his art works plus one double page for the introduction
ca. 800 pieces
ca. 220-250 g/qm
The grant holders will receive 40 catalogues at the end of the scholarship program. In total 50 catalogues have to be signed by the grant holders. These catalogues will be handed over to board members, art & culture representatives and sponsors.
The Serigraphy works will be displayed in the annual catalogue, so they need to be finished the latest end of March 15.
Process & Responsibilities:
Overall & design concept, layout and production: Lepsien Art Foundation & artevie Publishing (ap)
Proposal of works to be included in the catalogue: grant holder
Reconciliation and approval of proposed art works: Lepsien Art Foundation asbl
Supply of art works for carrying out the photo shooting of the same: grant holder
Photo shooting art works for catalogue: external photographer (artist needs to attend and ensure that their respective art works will be available in Düsseldorf that time for the shooting, transport is on grant holder responsibility)
Supply of proposals for art works for catalogue
digitally by grant holder: latest by the 1st Feb
Reconciliation and approval proposed art works by Lepsien Art Foundation: 15th Feb
Photo Shooting art works Düsseldorf by Photographer together with grant holder: End of Feb/March
Questionnaire to grant holder as basis for text creation: Beginning of Feb
Filled questionnaires returned by grant holder to Lepsien Art Foundation: 15th Feb
Personal Interviews based in the same: end of Feb/March
At least one artwork from the grant holder which will be selected for the collection shall be displayed in the annual catalogue. Therefore it needs to be considered by the grant holder while proposing the art works for the collection
The grant holder proposes per semester in total minimum five different art works (from the entire work period, not only works from the current period) to the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl. The board of the Lepsien Art Foundation asbl will select one artwork per semester (6 month) to be taken into the permanent 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. At least one artwork of the grant holder for the collection of the Art Foundation Lepsien asbl will be represented in the annual catalogue. Parts of the 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 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.
The Lepsien Art Foundation 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.
Program agreement & rental agreement
The artist will receive the program conditions in form of an agreement, limited to the runtime of the program. The artist will also receive a rental agreement for the flexible use of group studio space, with a monthly fee of only 10,- EUR (no VAT will apply) that will apply and has to be borne by the grant holder (“tenant”).
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 (“tenant”) 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 landlord for the same in all aspects. The grant holder (“tenant”) fully accepts the attached Appendix 1 “house rules” and agrees to fully act in strict accordance to the same.
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.