Open Call: La Becque’s Principal Residency Program 2024

Open Call: La Becque’s Principal Residency Program 2024

The program is open to both accomplished practitioners and up-and-coming candidates with a high potential for artistic growth. Deadline: March 22, 2023.

Located on an exceptional slice of lakeside land on the shores of Lake Geneva between Vevey and Montreux, in proximity to all cultural and natural points of interest of Switzerland, La Becque | Artist Residency hosts and fosters the creativity of artists of all backgrounds and disciplines. Residents benefit from an exceptional site and infrastructure, conducive to accomplishing the project they have been selected for, whether it is focused on in-depth research or on production.

La Becque offers state-of-the-art live and work infrastructure for creative residents. Its vast garden hosts a total of 8 fully-equipped live-and-work apartment, an additional 4 studios including a sound studio, a ceramic and wood workshop, a library and an event/conference space, as well as several rooms intended to facilitate shorter-term stays and projects alongside longer residency stays. Last but certainly not least, the site offers direct swimming access to Lake Geneva, and stunning views of both the lake and the surrounding Alps. The residency also benefits from direct contacts in most cultural as well as scientific institutions in Switzerland and leverages these for the benefit of its residents.

La Becque dedicates particular attention to projects exploring the ever more intertwined notions of nature, the environment, and of technology. At the core of contemporary preoccupations and of growing urgency, these themes feed into all disciplines of the arts – and artists are among those best equipped to map out alternative relationships to both technology and nature.

In a calm and relaxing setting, facing the Grammont and with private access to the Lake Geneva, La Becque | Artist Residency offers a functional and modular room, which will allow you to host conferences, seminars, training sessions, general meetings or coaching sessions in an exceptional environment.

They offer you a 63m2 space that can be arranged according to your needs, equipped with a kitchen and two toilets, and accessible to people with reduced mobility. On site, you will find free access to: wifi, beamer & screen, flipchart and coffee.

Several options such as coffees, minerals, catering, or any other requests, can be discussed prior to booking.

Their Call for Applications seeking 2024 participants in the Principal Residency Program is now open, and will close on March 22, 2023 (11:59 p.m. CEST). Applications sent after these dates will not be considered during the deliberations.

The Principal Residency Program is oriented towards confirmed artists as well as up-and-coming practitioners with a high development potential. Their thematic focus remains unchanged: they intend to continue exploring the notions of nature, the environment, and technology and their interplay through projects originating from (almost) all disciplines of the artistic spectrum.

Applicants may apply for a three-month or six-month residency (organized into two three-month periods), which must take place between January and November 2024. The desired length of stay must be specified in the application.

You can find the application form here.

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