Kulturhaus Villa Sträuli in Winterthur, Switzerland and the Sulzberg Foundation are inviting visual, performing and interdisciplinary artists to apply for a residency that will run from 14 April – 14 July 2023.
The grant takes place in the context of their theme for 2023, ‘From Earth’, with a focus on nature, art and ecological systems, as well as environmental and sustainability issues within the artistic discourse.
Established in 1999, Villa Sträuli is a non-profit contemporary art centre in the city of Winterthur, Canton Zurich, supporting artistic practice and encouraging interdisciplinary approaches. The residency programme has been conceived to:
- Nurture cross-disciplinary knowledge.
- Enhance artists’ careers by providing them the opportunity to explore a new artistic context, market, community, and culture.
- Develop strategies for collaboration and inclusion of residents in various national platforms, while building a network of practitioners and professionals in the field to new opportunities for collaboration in Zurich and beyond.
- Build sustainable partnerships that support artists’s career path, development, and future international artistic activity.
Villa Sträuli has three bright, renovated, and autonomous studios. They are all provided with a living and working space, a small kitchen, a bedroom (double bed) plus shower/WC. The House also has an exhibition space, a room for lectures and concerts, a workroom for visual artists, a soundproof music studio with a grand piano, a park-like garden, terraces, indoor and outdoor common spaces.
The artist will benefit from a financial assistance of 500 CHF for production costs associated with the residence and 1300 CHF for living expenses each month (43 CHF per day).