La Becque Residency 2022

La Becque Residency 2022

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. The residency program will dedicate particular attention to projects exploring the interplay of nature, the environment and technology – notions which are more than ever intertwined and at the core of contemporary preoccupations. A purposefully broad playfield, this thematic nexus opens up very different yet similarly rewarding avenues of exploration – for example: documenting what and who makes up the “Anthropocene”; using technological tools to document and transcribe natural environments into artistic contexts; exploring new junctures at which technology becomes part of our natural environments, and vice versa.

La Becque’s Principal Residency Program provides the opportunity for artists to live and work on the unique 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. Our 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 the 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.

The deadline for applications is April 5, 2021 at 23:59 pm (Central European Summer Time). Before filling out the online application form, please read the application guidelines and FAQ. To fill out the 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 (see specifications in the guidelines)
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