French, English
3 or 6 months
Paid by host:
  • Private accommodation and private studio;
  • A residency of three to six months (the desired length of stay must be specified on the Application Questionnaire);
  • A grant of CHF 1400 per month for the duration of the stay.
  • Production budget of CHF 2000 - 5000 (depending on the open call, since there are also call(s) without production budget)

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

Paid by artist:

Travel, supplies, insurance.

Application guidelines:

The Embassy of Foreign Artists is launching calls for themed projects in 2021, open to all types of practice. The open call is addressed to all professional artists coming from following artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (fine arts, dance, theatre, music, literature, comics, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners, active in the research of contemporary cultural practices, such as curators, play writers, set designer or from other fields and applied disciplines (architecture, design) are also invited to apply.

The completed questionnaire and your application file in PDF format must be sent separately in the same email to [email protected]


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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.

Studio Information

Different private studio spaces are available and allocated in relation with the practice and project of the resident.

Accommodation Information

Private accommodation.

Contact information

Rue subilia 45
1227 Carouge

residence [at]