Deadline: 15/04/2019

New Open Call Open - La Becque 2020 Residencies

Apply on www.labecque.ch/en until April 15, 2019 for La Becque 2020 Residencies!!!

Description of residency program
La Becque artist residency was developed under the auspices of the Fondation Françoise SiegfriedMeier.A violinist of renown born in 1914, Françoise Siegfried-Meier showed an unswerving commitment to the artists of her time. Generous and passionate, she expressed a wish to durably support a number of public organizations and institutions, particularly in the field of the arts, by creating a foundation bearing her name. Françoise Siegfried-Meier wish for her family’s domain in La Tour-de-Peilz to become a haven of creativity and exchange is now realized through La Becque, a residency infrastructure that is a natural fit for this unique and stunningly beautiful site.

La Becque ambitions to host and to foster the creativity of artists of all backgrounds and disciplines. Residents will benefit from an exceptional location and infrastructure, as well as networks conducive to accomplishing the project they have been selected for.

Our Principal Residency Program participants will be selected globally by a transdisciplinary jury of experts. The program is oriented towards confirmed artists as well as up-and-coming practitioners with a high development potential. The residency program will dedicate particular attention to projects exploring the interplay of nature and technology – two notions which are more than ever intertwined and at the core of contemporary preoccupations.

Duration of residency
The Principal Residency Program offers two residency durations. Applicants can apply for threemonth or six-month residencies. Three months is the minimum, six months the maximum. Intermediary residency durations are in principle not possible. At the time of application, applicants must specify the desired length of their stay.

They must name a preferred 3-month residency period (for 2020: January-March / April-June / JulySeptember / October-December), or a preferred six-month residency period (for 2020: January-June / July-December). 


Disciplines
Our Principal Residency Program welcomes applications from Swiss and international professional artists working in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • – architecture
  • – critical writing
  • – design
  • – film
  • – media arts
  • – music and sound art
  • – performing arts
  • – photography
  • – visual arts

Curators, critics and theorists active in research fields connected to cultural practices are also encouraged to apply.

Emerging as well as established artists are welcome to apply – but applicants must be professional in their field and strive for excellence in it.

Applicants must show proof of specialized training or an equivalent track record, recognition among their peers, and a history of publicly showing their work.

Applicants should not be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the date of application. Doctoral students who have finished all coursework may apply.

Applicants must be at least 23 years of age.

Work equipment Acommodation & Studio/Workspace
La Becque’s Principal Residency Program provides the opportunity for artists to live and work on our 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.

Fees and support
Residents will receive a monthly stipend (CHF 1’500) to offset the costs of day-to-day living and partial cost of materials.


Expectations towards the artist
Residents will be asked to abide by La Becque’s house rules, encouraged to interact with other residents and pertinent contacts provided by La Becque.

Residents will conduct regular, simple progress checks with our management. They will have to provide a residency report upon completion of their stay.

Ahead of starting their residency, residents will be responsible for their travel and visa arrangements, and for making sure they have valid health and accident insurance covering their stay in Switzerland.


Application information
Our 2019 Call for 2020 residencies opens on March 15, 2019. Application deadline is April 15, 2019. The next call for Principal Residency Program applications will be issued in early 2020. Applicants can only apply to the Call that is currently open. 

Our Principal Residency Program participants will be selected globally by a transdisciplinary jury of experts. The program is oriented towards confirmed artists as well as up-and-coming practitioners with a high development potential.

The residency program will dedicate particular attention to projects exploring the interplay of nature and technology – two 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. 

Applications are first reviewed by La Becque’s administrative team to make sure they fit the requirements outlined in our Application Criteria and Application Guidelines.

Applicants will be asked to complete and upload the following documentation within the online application (find the form on www.labecque.ch)

  • – Principal Residency Program Application Form
  • – One .pdf document including, in this order (max. 30MB):

1. Pitch of your project proposal (max. 700 characters)

2. Short biography including a brief description of the applicant’s practice (max 1000 characters)

3. Project proposal (max 2 pages) highlighting: – The specifics of the work the applicant intends to accomplish at La Becque – The reasons why the project will benefit from being worked at La Becque specifically – The networks and environments the applicant intends to leverage on behalf of the project – How the project fits into the applicant’s practice

4. Full curriculum vitae (max 4 pages)

5. One reference letter from a professional in the applicant’s field. The letter should outline why the applicant should be selected and how they might benefit from a residency at La Becque, as well as the Referent’s address and contact information.

6. Digital portfolio presenting 3 work samples: – All submitted work samples should have been completed within the past five years, unless otherwise noted. – Any work done with a collaborator must be noted as such, and roles with respect to the work must be clearly explicated.

In their residency project outline (see Application Guidelines on the website), candidates must show an explicit and structured interest in the guiding themes developed in the Principal Residency Program, namely the notions of nature and technology and their interplay.

In their residency project outline, applicants must also clearly state why their project will specifically benefit from being developed at La Becque, what they expect to draw from our location and our networks, and what specific part of the project will particularly benefit from the residency.

Applications that fit requirements are then reviewed by our Principal Residency Program Jury. Jury composition changes on a rolling basis.

For our 2019 Call, the Jury is composed of: Alexandre Babel (percussionist and composer - Berliner Ensemble, Eklekto Percussions) Latifa Echakhch (visual artist) Jean-Paul Felley (curator and director of the Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais - ECAV) Sabine Himmelsbach (director - HEK Haus des elektronischen Künste Basel) Elise Lammer (curator and art critic - Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, HEAD-Genève, SALTS Basel) Stefano Stoll (director - Images Vevey)

As well as: Tamara Jenny Devrient (member of the Board, Fondation Françoise Siegfried Meier) Luc Meier (director, La Becque Artist Residency

Please read our Application Guidelines, and Apply on www.labecque.ch/en until April 15, 2019!

New Open Call Open - La Becque 2020 Residencies

New Open Call Open - La Becque 2020 Residencies

Location
Switzerland

Application deadline
15/04/2019

Residency starts
05/01/2020

Residency ends
23/12/2020

More information
http://labecque.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CALL_2019_EN.pdf