Atelier Mondial is an international and interdisciplinary grant program offering artists in various disciplines, such as the visual arts, digital media arts, dance and literature, from the Basel Region (Cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Land and Solothurn), Southern Baden and the Alsace the opportunity to spend several months abroad in one of 11 partner countries. Once a year these approximately fourteen studio grants are open for applications, as well as one travel grant for an independent project. The studio grant consists of a financial contribution to help cover living expenses as well as the free-of-charge use of a studio with an apartment or a live-in studio abroad. A professional jury selects approximately fourteen grantees per year.
In return and in the sense of a classic exchange, our partner organizations around the world award grants for stays in the Basel Region, where Atelier Mondial manages seven studios. The selection among applicants as well as the funding of these grants is generally assumed by our partner institutions, which means: A stay in Basel can be exclusively and solely applied for through our partner institutions abroad! In certain cases Atelier Mondial further supports selected guest artists from ‘southern’ partner countries with a financial contribution. The approximately sixteen guest artists selected by our partner institutions each year live and work for three to six months at the Atelier Mondial studios, where the guests are attended to by our team.