Deadline: 15/05/2019

Focus on the 9th art

A focus on the practice of comics and illustration, in connection with one of the four themes 2020.

Description of residency program
Ever since Genevan illustrator Rodolphe Töpffer’s success in the 19th century, Geneva has been deeply attached to comics, and UNESCO has recognised this practice as part of its intangible cultural heritage. The city is home to many specialised publishers and bookshops, as well as the Töpffer Prize and the Comics Network Switzerland.

Yet the Embassy of Foreign Artists has never had a comics artist in residency, and hardly ever receives applications from the 9th art. The aim of this focus is to remedy this state of affairs and open the residency to this practice.

Duration of residency
3 or 6 months

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
A focus on the practice of comics and illustration, no work equipment, networking assistance.

Single room


Fees and support
Grant of CHF 1’200 per month for the duration of the stay.

Expectations towards the artist
Socialbillity, public presentation, cleaning. To be able to participate, candidates must present a comics project or graphic experiment linked to one of the four themes of the residency.

Application information 

Photo copyright: Le Monstre Festival

Focus on the 9th art

Focus on the 9th art


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