Thursday, November 01, 2007

Artsource Residency: Basel, Switzerland

Deadline: 15th November 2007 (RECEIVE)

Artsource / Christoph Merian Foundation
International Artists Exchange Program
Basel, Switzerland
For residency July to December 2008

Download the application: Basel_residency_form07.pdf

A rent-free studio / apartment in Basel, Switzerland is offered to one practicing professional Western Australian visual artist from July to December each year and a studio / apartment is made available for a Basel artist in Old Customs House Fremantle for the first six months of each year.

The aim of the artsource Artist Exchange Program is to provide opportunities for artists to develop their practice in a stimulating environment and to explore, research and experiment in the development of their work.

The WA artist is supported by artsource, via an investment from the Department of Culture and the Arts. The Swiss artist is supported by the Christoph Merian Foundation.


Basel, Switzerland.

There are four possible locations; St Alban-Tal, Weilam Rhein/Germany, Arlesheim and Allschwil. Artsource has some input into the location, however final allocations are made by the Christoph Merian Foundation.

Situation & Equipment

The Christoph Merian Foundation offers a free studio / apartment, including separate shower, W.C., kitchenette. Simple furnishings - bed, table, chairs, hot & cold water, telephone and television connections and a washing machine. You can view studios via the Christoph Merian website:

Cost of Living
An artist allowance of $21,000 is awarded towards airfares and living expenses. The artist may need to contribute to personal living and material costs during the residency. Other costs, including telephone, personal and travel expenses are to be covered by the artist.

A project report is required within three months of the completion of the residency.

Selection Criteria
- artistic excellence and potential for development
- ability to manage the organisational aspects of the residency
- ability of the artist to represent the State of Western Australia
- must be an artsource member

Selection Process
An independent panel of artists and arts industry professionals will select the recipient from applications received.

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or contact:
Yvonne Holland
P: 08 9335 8366