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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Embassy of Foreign Artists Residency

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REPUBLIC AND CANTON OF GENEVA Public education, culture and sport department Service cantonal de la culture

Terms and rules
Grant and residency 2017 for a foreign artist in Geneva


The Republic and Canton of Geneva, in association with Laps association, founded the Embassy of Foreign Artists - residency for foreign artists, located in the "Praille- Acacias-Vernets" area in 2012.

Under the name Embassy of Foreign Artists and with the participation of foreign creators, local artists and cultural institutions in Geneva, this project aims to create an interactive network that will encourage the development of new approaches and reflection on contemporary urban development


The stay provides:

- A private room as well as a working space and access to common areas shared with other residents;

- A residency of three or six months (the desired length of stay must be specified on the Application Questionnaire);

- A grant of 1200.- Swiss francs per month for the length of the stay.


Candidates must respond to the following criteria:

The open call is addressed to all professional artists coming from following artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (fine arts, dance, theatre, music, literature, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners, active in the research of contemporary cultural practices, such as curators, play writers, set designer or from other fields and applied disciplines (architecture, design) are also invited to apply;

Be in possession of a wide range of creations, publications and performances at a professional level;

Not be currently registered in a basic artistic training course;

Not be from or living in Geneva/Geneva region;

Speak one of the following languages: French, English or German.

Accept and agree to pay costs related to their travel and artistic production.


1. Your document in PDF format, max. 15 pages including all documents required below:

A cover letter

Description of the project to be developed in Geneva

Portfolio of recent work

Recent CV

Copy of valid ID or passport

2. Application form
The application questionnaire must be fully completed with Acrobat reader.


A jury will select Grant beneficiaries. Candidates will be informed of the jury’s decision by beginning of July 2016. It is not possible to appeal the jury's decision.

Allocation of the grant and residency are dependent on the obtainment by the candidate of a residence permit for Switzerland and proof of insurance covering medical assistance and accidents on Swiss territory during the period of stay in Geneva.


Application – document and application form - must be sent
until the 30th April 2016 at midnight, local time (CET), to the following address: residence@eofa.ch

Only complete applications sent before the deadline will be acknowledged.

Madeleine Amsler et Richard Le Quellec
Embassy of Foreign Artists
Résidence et hébergement pour artistes étrangers Rue Subilia, 45

1227 Carouge / Suisse


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