Fundaziun Nairs

Name of Residency: Fundaziun Nairs – Künstlerhaus, Kunsthalle, Kulturlabor

The Residency is located in the historic bathhouse of the former Scuol-Tarasp Spa House on the banks of the River Inn. It comprises nine studios and bedrooms, a kitchen with lounge, a large event hall and exhibition rooms on three floors. The artists in residence will have their own studio and bedroom (studio space and bedroom separate or combined), in the evening they dine together and cook in rotation.

The village of Scuol can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes, there are two bicycles available. Fundaziun Nairs, however, is not accessible by public transport.

Residency Programme since: 1988
Description of Organisation:

Fundaziun Nairs is a unique synthesis of a residency, an art gallery and culture lab. It creates and an atmosphere for constructive dialogue between the various groups. Nairs sees itself as a place to work and meet. The individual work and the confrontation between different art disciplines shape the atmosphere in the house. In addition to the Artists in Residence program, Fundaziun Nairs regularly offers space for exhibitions and cultural events.

Further information about Fundaziun Nairs:

Organisation founded in: 2005
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Architecture
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): A monthly contribution of CHF 500 is to be paid to cover food costs. The artists pay for their own material and travel expenses.
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Zurich
    Nearest Train Station: Scuol-Tarasp
    Street & Number: Nairs 509
    Postal Code: CH-7550
    City: Scuol / Engadin
    Country long: Switzerland
    Nairs 509
    Scuol / Engadin CH-7550 CHE
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