Cercco artist-in-residence, Switzerland

Cercco artist-in-residence, Switzerland

CERCCO is the Center for Experimentation and Realisation in Contemporary Ceramics of the Geneva University of Art and Design. It invites applications for two residencies of 3 months’ duration. This offer is called Workspace at CERCCO and is open to designers, artists, architects and ceramists wishing to experiment and to carry out a specific project. CERCCO will make available a wide range of technical and artistic expertise, allowing the resident artist to work autonomously. It offers technological resources including ceramic process, moulding and firing studios, a printer equipped with the Ceramic-Laser-Copy-System, as well as access to the rapid prototyping workshop: equipped with a 5 axis-CNC milling machine a 3D prototyping printer and a laser cutting machine. CERCCO is a competence centre that encourages its users to experiment with the artistic and technical possibilities of ceramics and polymers.

CERCCO is inviting applications for two 3-month residencies in the form of a working space provided free of charge during the year 2021/22 (from September 20 until December 10 2021). This offer is open to designers, artists, architects and ceramists wishing to experiment and to carry out a specific project (producing works for an exhibition, development of a design project, experimentation with new ceramic materials, etc.).

HEAD – Geneva will contribute 5000 Swiss francs maximum to assist with the resident’s project implementation costs, corresponding to the provision of materials, raw materials and firing. Any supplementary project implementation costs are to be met by the resident and will be invoiced to him/her at the end of the residency. A room, for which the rent of +/- 700 CHF/month can be offered to the resident. The resident can contact the Embassy of Foreign Artists – a place of residence and lodging for foreign artists in Geneva. All subsistence and travel expenses are to be covered by the resident.  

The application file should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] before March 12th 2021, including following documents in form of a UNIQUE FILE

  • Description of proposed project (max 2 pages A4)
  • Documentation of previous works over the last 5 years
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Completed application form
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