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Visual arts practitioners from Switzerland may apply for a residency at the Swiss Institute New York. Residencies serve to gain inspiration, to establish networks and to start thinking about projects.
Visual arts practitioners from Switzerland may apply simultaneously for residencies in New York, in Venice or in another region covered by one of Pro Helvetia’s liaison offices. Separate applications for each destination must be submitted. However, a maximum of one application per person will be approved within the framework of one call for applications.
Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel costs, a daily allowance, professional supervision, a workplace (on request) and a contribution to production/material costs (on request). Additionally, parents can apply for financial support of CHF 1,000 per month at most to co-finance childcare or to bring their children and possibly a caregiver. The applicant is asked to provide an approximate budget for all expenses in advance.
Residencies last a maximum of 3 months. Applications may be submitted once a year (application deadline: 1 March) via myprohelvetia.ch. Applicants will be notified in July. Applications must be submitted in English.
- Convincing track record: artistic activity with a national/cross-regional reach
- Context-related motivation
- Sufficient knowledge of English