TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance Artist in Residence Programme

Do you work in the fields of design, textile design, architecture, visual art, literature, performing arts or on transdisciplinary projects and have a strong interest in textile production and its context? Then the innovative Artist in Residence Programme TaDA
offers you a unique opportunity to work together with renowned textile companies in Eastern Switzerland.

Each year, six candidates, coming from Switzerland and abroad, have the opportunity to work with textile companies in Eastern Switzerland, use a local studio in Arbon and extend their own individual networks over a period of three months. At the public event “TaDA Spinnerei”, which is also attended by international speakers, they can present their projects to an interested public and at the same time discuss them with experts.

The call for applications 2025 is now open! 

Deadline: 2 September 2024
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The residency is aimed at artists and creatives from all disciplines with a demonstrated interest in the textile industry, textile culture, and sustainability. Basic technical knowledge of textile production is an advantage. Projects with a pronounced experimental approach are particularly welcome. The connection to the TaDA partners must be included in the project drafts.
Deadline for applications: 2 September 2024

We look forward to hearing from you – thank you also for spreading the call!  

Download the call 2025 / Application form

– Apartment in Arbon (private room, shared use of kitchen and bathroom), in close proximity to Lake Constance
– Workspace in the former textile and engine factory Saurer AG (3 minutes from the apartment)
Respect for personal living space and the needs of fellow residents is expected in both the shared accommodation and the workspaces.
– Coverage of travel costs
– Contribution to living expenses (CHF 2000 / month)
– Professional advice and exchange with 13 partner companies and organizations, selective use of their infrastructure
– Individual professional support by textile designer Martin Leuthold, the TaDA team, and external experts if needed

Residency periods 2025
– April to June 2025
– September to November 2025
Good knowledge of English or German is required

Application Materials
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents online as a PDF:
– Portfolio with CV
– Project draft with a clear reference to Eastern Swiss textile production: max. 1 A4
page PDF including at least 4 images illustrating the idea or process (sketches, technical drawings, other visual representations)
– Here is the application form: https://form.jotform.com/TaDAresidency/tada2025

Website link: TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance (tada-residency.ch)

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