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AIR_Frankfurt: Kuala Lumpur


Mariam Kamiab
Tel. +49 (0)69 400 37 617

August 1 – October 31, 2024

The AIR_Frankfurt program aims to promote contemporary visual arts and international exchange between the city of Frankfurt and emerging art centers worldwide.
The goals of the cooperation between basis e.V. and Lostgens’ together with the Goethe Institute Malaysia is  to encourage originality, creativity and individuality as well as to promote the contemporary arts, by offering an alternative space for innovative exhibitions, performances and lectures. Lostgens’ aims to provide a counterpoint to the hectic life in the capital city and a platform that supports a multicultural and multi-layered arts scene.

who can apply?

  • AIR_Frankfurt is aimed exclusively at artists who live and work in Frankfurt.
  • The artists should be highly qualified and have a successful degree from an art college
  • To be fluent in English is a further requirement

What is provided?

  • 1000 € of monthly financial support
  • travel allowance
  • accommodation in a studio-apartment
  • integration into an artist network

How to apply?

Applications need to be handed in by postal service in hard copy as well as digitally via e-mail. Your application is classed as complete only when all accompanying documentation has also arrived.

A complete application in english should consist of:

  • completed application form for Kuala Lumpur, including descriptions of
    • Professional Background (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks)
    • Motivation (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks)
    • Planned Projects / Expectations (max. 3000 characters incl. blanks)
  • artistic CV
  • work portfolio (max. 16 pages - please limit the data volume)

Email to: and post to:

basis e.V.
Subject: AIR_Frankfurt
Gutleutstrasse 8–12
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Who is selecting?

An independent jury selects up to five candidates and suggests these to an independent jury of the partner organization abroad. Of these candidates, they select a scholar who they believe is at a stage in their artistic development at which they will be likely to benefit artistically from a three month stay and who fits with the exchange program of the individual institutions the best.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2024

Download Application form