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La Becque: Principal Residency Programme 2025 (Switzerland)

Four flat building with grass on the roof and behind them a lake and mountains.

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, in La Tour-de-Peilz, between Vevey and Montreux, and close to Switzerland’s main cultural and natural attractions, La Becque | Artists Residency welcomes Swiss and international artists from a wide range of disciplines. Applicants may apply for a three- or six-month residency (organised in two three-month periods), which must take place between January and November of the following year.

The Principal Residency Programme pays particular attention to projects that explore the interplay between nature, the environment, and technology, notions that are more intertwined than ever and that lie at the heart of contemporary concerns.

La Becque’s residency programme offers its residents time for reflection, rather than focusing on artistic production. Deeply convinced of the importance of such moments in the artistic process, La Becque is primarily interested in facilitating the phases of research, reflection, and other modes of transition, rather than capitalising on creation. The aim is not to build up a collection, but rather to support artists in their long-term development. With that in mind, they highlight the value of meetings and collaborations between artists and/or players in contemporary creation, and it aims to monitor the transitional stages in the realisation of projects, whether on site through their infrastructure or with the help of partner institutions.

Public events such as discussions and open studios are organised at La Becque, but they are not the only outcome of the residency periods—they represent an opportunity for intermediate formalisation, visibility, and public meetings for the residents.

Residents will be provided with accommodation, a monthly stipend of 1,500 CHF (to cover living expenses and the cost of materials) and travel costs (up to a maximum of 500 CHF for travel within Europe and 1,000 CHF for worldwide travel). The stipend is adapted for artists’ collectives according to the number of members in the group. La Becque offers additional monthly financial support of 1,000 CHF to help with childcare costs. La Becque does not offer specific assistance or activities for children, but they are happy to refer artist parents to the various childcare and school institutions.


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