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HAP exchange programme - International Exchange Program for Artists (IEPA)


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HAP exchange programme - IEPA

3-months Residency at HANGAR in Lisbon

The HAP exchange programme IEPA (International Exchange Programme for Artists) is designed to enable all artists living in Hesse to network internationally. Twice a year artists can apply for a three-month working stay abroad at a partnerorganisation or a travel scholarship for a selforganized stay. In this way a network and a sustainable exchange is to be created.  Last but not least, a new perspective on their own work is made possible and artistic development is promoted. 

In the course of the working stay abroad, fellows receive living and working space at changing partner organizations, get to know creative and curatorial people there, work on site, and present their artistic works. the travel scholarship includes a stipend for accommodation, monthly expenses, production costs, and a travel allowance. 

Current Open Call:

3-month residency at HANGAR in Lisbon, Portugal 
Deadline: January 14, 2024

Artists can apply:

  • who have their main residence and center of life in Hesse
  • who have a university degree relevant to the field and are no longer enrolled at a university at the start of the programme
  • of all artistic disciplines

Artists receive:

  • 1.000 Euro of monthly financial support
  • accomodation in a studio-apartment
  • a travel allowance
  • a production and presentation budget of 1.700 Euro in total
  • integration into an artistic and curatorial network

Selection criteria are:

  • excellent artistic profile
  • participation in exhibitions and events as well as an active artistic production
  • Motivation and plans for the travel

Formal requirements of the application:

  • Completely filled out application form
  • Letter of motivation, which also describes the project for the travel (max. 3.000 characters including spaces)
  • CV
  • Portfolio of works (max. 16 pages)
  • Digital version in one file (pdf, max. 5 mb)
  • File name consisting of first name+last name+HAP-IEPA

The application documents must be submitted digitally by e-mail to:

Subject: First name + last name + application HAP-IEPA

The scholarship is announced twice a year. Only applications that are complete and formally correct can be considered. A jury of external experts will decide on the awarding of the scholarships.

scholarship holders 2024:
Faina Yunusova (Lisbon)

scholarship holders 2023:
Alicja Wysocka (Seoul)
Annagenia Jacob (free travel grant)

scholarship holders 2022:
Anita Esfandiari (Nekatoenea)
Valentina Knežević (free travel grant)

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