La Becque Residency 2021

La Becque Residency 2021

Participants to La Becque’s Principal Residency Program are selected globally by a transdisciplinary jury of experts. The program is open to both accomplished practitioners and up-and-coming candidates with a high potential for artistic growth. Applicants are evaluated on their practice as well as on the quality and pertinence of a residency project specifically written for their time at La Becque.

La Becque ambitions to host and to foster the creativity of artists of all backgrounds and disciplines. Residents benefit from an exceptional location and infrastructure, as well as networks conducive to accomplishing the project they have been selected for. The residency program dedicates particular attention to projects exploring the interplay of the notions of nature, the environment, and technology – which are more than ever intertwined and at the core of contemporary preoccupations.

La Becque’s Principal Residency Program provides the opportunity for artists to live and work on the site in La Tour-de-Peilz for periods of three months or six months. Artists-in-residence are provided with a live-work apartment for the time of their stay. The apartments are specifically designed for their artist-in-residence use. Each apartment is 80sqm in size, with a fully equipped kitchen, own washer and dryer, separate bedroom and bathroom and a flexible main live-work space of approx. 40sqm, plus a terrace facing Lake Geneva. Depending on the needs outlined by their residency project, residents will be granted exclusive or shared use of additional studio space. The studios are 30sqm in size with 3.70m ceiling height and offer ample natural daylight.

Residents will receive a monthly stipend (CHF 1’500) to offset the costs of day-to-day living and the cost of materials. Travel costs are generally not covered. Depending on financial necessities outlined by the candidate, additional funds may be made available to facilitate travel. La Becque will provide assistance when and where possible, but residents are responsible for obtaining their own visas or other necessary travel and residency documents. Residents must also make sure they have valid insurance to cover medical assistance and accidents during their stay in Switzerland. Once they are on site, residents will benefit from comprehensive administrative care. They will also benefit from coaching/networking services provided by La Becque’s own team, to insure residents can make the most of the vast networks made available to them.

Deadline for applying is 31st March 2020. Please read the application guidelines and FAQ, before filling in the online form. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact them at [email protected]. To fill out the online application form, you will need to provide one PDF document (max. 30MB) including in this order:

  • a pitch of your project proposal (max. 700 characters)
  • a short bio (max. 1000 characters)
  • your project proposal (max. 2 pages)
  • a curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages)
  • a reference letter
  • a digital portfolio presenting 3 work samples