Arc artists' residencies in Switzerland
Arc is an artist residency situated in the village of Romainmôtier, in the Jura mountain range in Switzerland. An institution of the Migros Culture Percentage, Arc offers a number of different residency formats which artists are invited to apply for.
CUSTOM-MADE: ONE-MONTH RESIDENCIES – CUSTOM-MADE FOR EACH ARTIST OR COLLECTIVE
These longer residencies of maximum one month can be for research and reflection, without the pressure of production, or to prepare or develop a project.
A custom made "package" is put together for each artist or group of artists. There can be an individual accompaniment by the Arc director and other external specialists, if required for the artistic work process. The Arc director can also offer her support and advice on administrative and financial matters and help in finding co-production partners.
Besides the work space and the above mentioned support, Arc offers travel, accommodation and food for Custom-made residencies.
Custom-made residencies can be both on invitation or by application.
WALK & TALK: 4-DAY RESIDENCIES – ANOTHER DISCURSIVE EXPERIENCE
A special characteristic of Arc is the wonderful landscape that surrounds it. As walking can be conducive to the discursive process, we want to regularly invite two persons (artists or other practitioners) for shorter residencies, to make long walks in the beautiful green surroundings together. The idea is to give people time to enter into a longer dialogue in another rhythm and collaborative mode.
Besides the a work space, Arc offers travel, accommodation and food for Walk & Talk Residencies.
Walk & Talk Residencies can be both on invitation or by application.
THEMATIC: ONE-WEEK THEMATIC RESIDENCIES – CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Three times a year a call for participation will invite artists and practitioners from other fields to react to a theme or a question that is related to the political or societal actuality.
A one-week workshop will be developed where 8 to 10 people can discuss and work together.
Calls for thematic residencies are announced periodically. If you want to stay updated, please subscribe to the Arc newsletter or follow the Facebook group Arc artist residency.
NOTE: there is no specific deadline for applications - you can check the website for availability of studios and apply accordingly.