Promoting creative exchange between Switzerland and Russia: we support residencies for Swiss artists in Russia, as well as for artists and cultural practitioners of Russia in Switzerland.
We offer two kinds of residencies: Three months’ studio residencies and research residencies. Applications for studio residencies can be submitted once a year, from November until March. Research residencies are limited to four weeks; applications can be submitted at any time.
Artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) in the areas of the visual arts, design and interactive media, music, literature, theatre and dance are eligible to apply.
A research residency (max. 4 weeks) enables artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) to carry out research in Russia or, conversely, in Switzerland. The aim of the residency is to prepare an exchange project. We support the compilation of the visiting programme. The Swiss Arts Council covers the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and per diem expenses.
A studio residency (3 months) for Swiss artists in Russia or, conversely, for artists from Russia in Switzerland provides the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, we will provide specific coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the costs of travel and accommodation, insurance and per diem …