Call for application
Deadline: 31 January, 2013
Application fee: none
Two studios are awarded at the same time for residencies of 5 months in length; one studio is granted upon application for shorter projects. The studios are available to artists and art professionals of all disciplines and backgrounds
Who can apply?
Artists from abroad of all disciplines, irrespective of age or nationality, as well as scholars and educators associated with the arts (e.g. curators, museum educators). The studio for visual arts is not suitable for sculpture.
Applicants should be able to communicate in one of Switzerland’s national languages (German, French, or Italian) or in English.
As the salons can be used for cultural events and may also be rented for private occasions non-resident guests are often encountered in the Villa. The studios are therefore best suited for those who value contact and exchange with the public.
An artist invited to participate in a studio residency at the Villa Sträuli is to try to obtain a grant in his/her native country to cover living and travel expenses. Should all requests be denied, an application for a contribution toward living costs may be made to the Sulzberg Foundation. The maximum stipend amount awarded by the Sulzberg Foundation is 1500 Swiss francs per month. This is only valuable for longterm residencies (5 months). For short term residencies the Sulzberg Foundation is not able to give any grants.
Please note that the travel costs to Switzerland must be payed by the applicants.
Copies of grant applications denied or an explanation as to why a grant cannot be provided in the artist’s native country are to be submitted to the Stiftung Sulzberg with requests for financial assistance.
Further Information - http://www.villastraeuli.ch/residenceTermine_en.shtml
Due in large part to its in-house concerts, which were well-known far and wide, the Villa Sträuli - a project of the Sulzberg Foundation Winterthur - was already a lively residence and site of cultural encounters during the lifetime of its founder Doris Sträuli- Keller. This tradition will be kept alive in the Villa’s stylishly renovated facilities. The unique ambience at Villa Sträuli offers space for thinking aloud and quiet contemplation under ideal working conditions. A place of warm hospitality and artistic exchange,
the Villa aims to promote stimulating encounters between its artists in residence, the local cultural scene, and an interested general public.
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