Visual Arts Design
German, English
3 months
Paid by host 

The Cooperative “Gleis70″ and the Cultural Department of the State of Zurich and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Cultural Foundation provide the Gueststudio to the artist for free. In addition the artists will receive a monthly payment of sFr. 1’500.-, as well as travel expenses from the home destination to Zurich and back (one time). The artists will also receive Fr. 1’000.- toward project costs. The artist will have health insurance during their stay in the Gueststudio

Paid by artist 

The artist is responsible for additional costs, living expenses, materials, insurance, etc.

Application guidelines 

Please send the following as PDF by email only (the complete PDF file can not extend 10MB):

  • Applicationform
  • Personal statement or letter of motivation or description of a project
  • CV
  • Documentation of artistic works



Verein Gastatelier Gleis70


The Cooperative “Gleis70″ together with the Cultural Department of the State of Zurich and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Cultural Foundation provide a residential artist studio, including a living/working space as well as a grant. This residency is for visual artists and designers from abroad or Swiss visual artists and designers from the French, Italian or Romansh-speaking part. Artists have the opportunity to stay three months in the guest studio Gleis70 while pursuing their own projects and to network with in-house artists or the art scene in Zurich.

Accommodation Information 

The Gueststudio Gleis70 includes a living room with sleeping, cooking, shower capabilities and a working space (alltogether 50m2). The studio is on the 3rd floor.
The studio is partly furnished: Racks / desks / chairs / bed /sofa. Bathroom and kitchen are inside the studio. An inhouse washing machine can be used. Free wireless LAN. A bicycle is available. The cafeteria on the 6th floor is open during the day from 9am – 4pm. Lunch from 11:30am – 4pm. A Pronto shop for groceries is in the neighbourhood.

Studio Information 

Living and working space are together. The Residency is NOT suitable for large projects or groups.


The Gueststudio Gleis70 is located in Zurich Altstetten in an former factory building in a industrial area. Artists, musicians, designers, inventors, composers, writers, graphic artists, dancers, filmmakers, and many more work in the Gleis70 Cooperative building. It is located right beside the tracks of the train Zürich-Bern/Basel and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Hermetschloostrasse 70
8048 Zürich Altstetten

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