Shifting Places Residency in Switzerland

Shifting Places is an initiative assisting artists affected by war to continue their work in Switzerland. The initiative is addressed to artists who have either fled to Switzerland from war or who are still living in war affected countries. It is built around three main pillars of artistic work. Networking. Creating. Sharing. Shifting Places is implemented together with various cultural partners.

Associated Artists is set up in partnership with various Swiss cultural institutions, offering artists a residency, a fellowship or a collaboration, within the framework of their already existing programme. The artists will receive per diems, and their incurred travel expenses will be covered by artlink. Please note that the Associated Artists’ offers may vary in length and conditions, depending on the host.

  • Would you like to develop a new project or continue working on a former one?
  • Are you looking for a residency, a fellowship, or a creative collaboration with Swiss artists and venues?
    Check out open opportunities below. Interested? Please send an e-mail explaining your motivation and a short bio to the respective host. Further details will be communicated by them. If you have questions regarding the application processes, please contact us.


  1. OPEN || RESIDENCY @ KASERNE BASELSubmission Deadline11.12.2023THE GRANT

    ➜ Submission Deadline: 11.12.2023

    ➜ Residency duration: 02.01.- 29.02.2024

    ➜ Send your letter of motivation and CV in English to

    ➜ The grant covers per diems and travel expenses inside of Switzerland. Accommodation is included. In addition, a production budget can be made possible under certain conditions. In the case of a show, this can cover expenses for materials or fees for guest artists, for example.

Please note that basic knowledge of at least one of the following languages is mandatory for all applicants: English or German.

This residency program is for a single person only.
The Kaserne Basel is one of the most important major centers of the independent contemporary theater, dance, performance and popular music scene in Switzerland. It is an important partner for the local, national and international theater and dance scene and, as a co-producer, continuously promotes the development of independent theater and dance companies as well as young talents from Basel, Switzerland and internationally. To this end, Kaserne Basel offers various residency formats for national and international artists in order to create a creative space for experimentation, exchange and networking.

In addition to the use of the two rehearsal stages and a flexible workspace, Kaserne Basel offers a newly renovated studio with its own bathroom in the main building (kHaus). The kitchen is shared with employees of the house and local artists. A person employed specifically to look after the artists offers general support, accompanies the processes and serves as an additional networker for local contacts. And with the new local residency program Kaserne LAB, foreign artists are directly embedded in the Basel scene: five local artists research and work together at the house for a season and use the rehearsal stages together with the resident artists.We are looking for interested artists who are willing to spend 2 months in Basel to deepen their artistic work, who would also like to bring a research project with them, and who want to build new networks with an open personality and curiosity.

Your profile:

● You have a convincing track record in the arts.

● You are willing to engage with Swiss culture and are interested in networking locally with other cultural professionals

● You work independently on your project.


  1. OPEN || RESIDENCY @ PROZESS, BERNSubmission Deadline20.11.2023THE GRANT

  1. ➜ Submission Deadline: 20.11.2023
  2. ➜ Residency duration: 15.01.-11.02.2024
  3. ➜ Send your letter of motivation and CV in English to
  4. ➜ The grant covers per diems and travel expenses inside of Switzerland. Accommodation is included.

    Please note that basic knowledge of at least one of the following languages is mandatory for all applicants: English or German.
    PROZESS is a cultural venue that offers space for contemporary art with a focus on research and production. It supports artists from the fields of music, theater, dance, literature, film and visual arts. At its core are national and international residency programs, calls for research and production, tryout stage, steady gig series and other formats. Artists and cultural mediators are offered space for new cultural formats.

    Besides the public venue, PROZESS is offering a studio, mainly equipped to work on sound but multifunctional in its use. Both the studio and the venue are located in an artist-friendly environment with other artists & creatives (musicians, film makers, architects, curators, developers). In the same building PROZESS owns a small but cozy one room artist apartment with a shared kitchen. We support our residents with our network in the local art scene.

    With this residency we want to provide space for your research and practice as an artist in the fields of visual arts, performance, music, film and literature. The program may offer a new and different perspective on existing works, practices, ideas. The call is not based on a specific project, however it will help us knowing a bit on what you want to work and what you require to make your stay the best way it can be. At the end of your stay we encourage you to share your work in a public moment, be it a performance, exhibition, reading, concert.

    Your profile:● You have a convincing track of record in the arts

    ● You work independently on your projects● You are looking for a calm place to work and a basic setup for your practice, adapted to your specific needs● You are willing to share your work in our venue to a public at the end of your stay.

Website link: Shifting Places | artlink

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