La Becque | Artist Residency – Résidence d´artistes

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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 of technology &ndash two notions which are more than ever intertwined and at the core of contemporary preoccupations.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation: La Becque artist residency was developed under the auspices of the Fondation Françoise Siegfried-Meier.

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.

Organisation founded in: 1800
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): La Becque&rsquos 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 (as of 2018) brand-new, 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.Residents will receive a monthly stipend (CHF 1&rsquo500) to offset the costs of day-to-day living and partial cost of materials.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: N/A
    Nearest Airport: Geneva
    Nearest Train Station: Vevey
    Street & Number: Chemin de la Becque 1
    Postal Code: 1814
    City: La Tour-de-Peilz
    Country long: Switzerland
    Chemin de la Becque 1
    La Tour-de-Peilz 1814 Switzerland
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