Principal Residency Programme

The call for applications for the 2025 Principal Residency Program is open!

Candidates can apply for a three-month or six-month residency (organized into two three-month periods), to take place between January and November 2025.

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, in La Tour-de-Peilz, between Vevey and Montreux, and close to Switzerland’s main cultural and natural attractions, La Becque | Artists Residency welcomes Swiss and international artists from a wide range of disciplines. Applicants may apply for a three- or six-month residency (organised in two three-month periods), which must take place between January and November of the following year.

The Principal Residency Programme pays particular attention to projects that explore the interplay between nature, the environment, and technology, notions that are more intertwined than ever and that lie at the heart of contemporary concerns.

La Becque’s residency programme offers its residents time for reflection, rather than focusing on artistic production. Deeply convinced of the importance of such moments in the artistic process, La Becque is primarily interested in facilitating the phases of research, reflection, and other modes of transition, rather than capitalising on creation. The aim is not to build up a collection, but rather to support artists in their long-term development. With that in mind, they highlight the value of meetings and collaborations between artists and/or players in contemporary creation, and it aims to monitor the transitional stages in the realisation of projects, whether on site through their infrastructure or with the help of partner institutions.

Public events such as discussions and open studios are organised at La Becque, but they are not the only outcome of the residency periods—they represent an opportunity for intermediate formalisation, visibility, and public meetings for the residents.

Residents will be provided with accommodation, a monthly stipend of 1,500 CHF (to cover living expenses and the cost of materials) and travel costs (up to a maximum of 500 CHF for travel within Europe and 1,000 CHF for worldwide travel). The stipend is adapted for artists’ collectives according to the number of members in the group. La Becque offers additional monthly financial support of 1,000 CHF to help with childcare costs. La Becque does not offer specific assistance or activities for children, but they are happy to refer artist parents to the various childcare and school institutions.

Disciplines supported
Our Principal Residency Program welcomes applications from Swiss and international
professional artists working in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Architecture
  • Critical writing
  • Design (product design, graphic design, design research)
  • Film
  • Media arts
  • Music and sound art
  • Performing arts
  • Photography
  • Visual arts
    Curators, art critics, and researchers who work in fields related to cultural practices are
    also encouraged to apply.

Please consult all the documents below before submitting your application via the form. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at applications@labecque.ch.

LINKS

–> Practical information and application criteria
–> FAQ

APPLICATION FORM

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 22, 2024 at 23:59 (CET). Applications sent after this date will not be considered during the deliberations.

CALENDAR

Opening of the call for applications: March 1, 2024 (12:00, CET)
Closing of the call for applications: March 22, 2024 (23:59, CET)
Meeting of the Jury: June 2024
Announcement of the laureates: July 2024

Website link: https://labecque.ch/en/residencies/

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