French, English, German
3 or 6 months
Paid by host 
  • A private room as well as a working space and access to common areas shared with other residents;
  • A residency of three to six months (the desired length of stay must be specified on the Application Questionnaire);
  • A grant of CHF 1’200 per month for the duration of the stay.

Three grants are provided by the Canton and Republic of Geneva. Grants are allocated by a jury twice yearly on the basis of projects submitted.

Paid by artist 

Travel, supplies, food, insurance

Application guidelines 

Eligible are specific projets which have a connection to Geneva and/or Switzerland in some way. Please read the guidelines before applying. Candidates must respond to the following criteria:

  • Applicants must come from one of the following fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (plastic art, dance, theatre, music, literature, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners active in the research of contemporary cultural practices such as curators, play writers, stenographers 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.


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Embassy of Foreign Artists

Embassy of Foreign Artists



A place of residency for foreign artists in Geneva, the Embassy of Foreign Artists is a project resulting from a collaboration of the Laps Association and the Republic and State of Geneva. The project was designed to provide Geneva’s artistic scene with a structure that can accommodate international creators, both established and emerging. The residency focuses on artists working on political, social, global and economic issues.

The project is housed in the Maison Baron, provided by the Canton and Republic of Geneva. The purpose of Maison Baron is to facilitate artistic exchange with the outside world, internationally as well as with other language regions of Switzerland. A place to live, work and meet, Maison Baron plays host to all stages of the creative process, from its first reflections to its final form.  The Embassy of Foreign Artists offers residencies for periods of 3 or 6 months and can host four residencies at a time.

Accommodation Information 

The Embassy of Foreign Artists consists of 4 bedrooms, common areas to be shared with other residents: a bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room. Rooms are accessed by an outdoor corridor.

Studio Information 

2 rooms with a small studio adjacent and the 3rd one with a desk to work.

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