Natural Selection: artists in residence – a.i.r. Switzerland
RU and Galapagos has partnered with IAAB, the International Exchange and Studio Program of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland, to each year offer an artist from New York City the opportunity to spend six months near Basel, in the Swiss countryside town of Riehen. In turn, RU supports a Swiss artist in NYC for 6 months. The program offers a 700 square foot working and living space, paid travel, plus an allowance of $1,200 per month.
The studio is situated in one of the old estate buildings on the “Berowergut”, just next door to the Beyeler Foundation. When the barns located on the “Berowergut” were renovated and the Kunst Raum Riehen installed, the old coach house at the back was converted into a two-storey live-in studio.
The residency program is generously financed by private and public sponsors. The iaab offers a 700 square foot working and living space from January 1st to June 30th 2014, an allowance of $1,200 per month while in Switzerland to cover day to day living costs and a plane ticket to Switzerland with return to New York. In Switzerland the artist will also receive a ‘half tarif’ public transport card for all public transportation in Switzerland…and lots of chocolate!
More info about iaab: http://www.iaab.ch
click here to view more photos of the space from last year’s selected artist, Travis LeRoy Southworth (and take a check out his Super Hadron Collider visits!)
Who can apply to the iaab?
The exchange program is open to visual artists all disciplines and performance artists residing in New York City or participating regularly at city-wide programming for more than two years, irrespective of their age and nationality.
Application procedure for artists from New York
This year, Galapagos is teaming up with Residency Unlimited to process the open call. Applications are open Oct.1st.
The jury will review applications on the last week of October, selecting artists for a final interview round. Interviews will take place on November 2nd. Galapagos will announce the selected artist for 2014 by November 4th.
In order to apply, be prepared to provide the following information:
Project description (detailed concept for the project you would realize during your 6 month stay in Basel, 2 pages maximum)
Digital Portfolio that includes your works of the past 2 years. (PDF, Letter size, small compression, max 3MB) If you work with new media /video you can send us links (3 links maximum).
Deadline for submissions is October 21st, 2013.
To start the application process, please go here: www.residencyunlimited.org/galapagos-apply