International Open Call for Applicants: Villa Ruffieux (CH) Residency, with stipend
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
The residency is open to all professional artists working in the field of visual arts, music, literature, theatre, or cinema, with no distinction made based on age or nationality. Researchers and scientists are also welcome.
Residents must undertake a specific project during their stay. The description of the project, and its challenges, form part of the application process and will play a key role in the jury’s decision. The candidate is expected to explain why the Villa Ruffieux Residency Program, and the context of the region, are important for the project realization. If the candidate wants to collaborate with local agents or institutions he/she must explain with whom, and why.
Each stay should last between 1 and 3 months.
The residency will provide each resident with free use of one room and one workshop, office, or working area.
It will also cover the cost of the travel to and from the residency.
Each resident will be provided with a monthly stipend of CHF 1,500.
Residents are required to take out liability insurance, as well as medical, and accident insurance.
For more information and link to apply: http://www.chateaumercier-residence.ch/artists/general-terms-conditions-artists-residence-16.html
About: The Villa Ruffieux was built in Sierre (Valais, Switzerland) in 1902 and is part of the Château Mercier estate. In 2011, the Villa Ruffieux was turned into an artists’ residence in close collaboration with the Canton of Valais and the city of Sierre.