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20 Feb 2015

Switzerland | Gleis70 Zurich residencies | open call for visual artists


Call for Applications Residency at Gleis70 in Zurich 2015/16. A residential artist studio and grant are available to visual artists to stay for 4-5 months in Zurich at gueststudio Gleis70, to develop art projects, network with artists in the cooperative and with the Zurich arts scene.

The Cooperative “Gleis70″ together with the Cultural Department of the City and State of Zurich provide a residential artist studio, including a living/working space as well as a grant.  This residency is for visual artists from abroad or Swiss visual artists from the French, Italian or Romansh-speaking part.
Artists have the opportunity to stay four/five months in the gueststudio Gleis70 while pursuing their own projects and to network with inhouse artists or the art scene in Zurich.










The Gueststudio Gleis70 is located in Zurich Altstetten in an former factory building in a industrial area. Artists, musicians, designers, inventors, composers, writers, graphic artists, dancers, filmmakers, and many more work in the Gleis70 Cooperative building. It is located right beside the tracks of the train Zürich-Bern/Basel and is easily accessible by public transportation.

The Gueststudio
The Gueststudio Gleis70 includes a living room (14m2) with sleeping, cooking, shower capabilities and a larger working space (20m2). The studio is on the 6th floor, opposite the cafeteria and the roof terrace.

The studio is partly furnished: Racks / desks / chairs / bed /sofa. Shower and kitchen are inside the studio, Toilets are on the same floor for communal use.
 An inhouse washing machine can be used.
 Free wireless LAN. A bicycle is available.
 For Mobility-subscribers a car is available in front of the house.
The cafeteria on the 6th floor is open during the day from 9am – 4pm. 
Lunch from
11:30am – 2pm.
 A Pronto shop for groceries is in the neighbourhood.

The Residency is not suitable for large projects or groups. The Cafeteria is on the same floor and has once a week a Party. Therefore the Studio is not suitable for artists who are sensitive to noise.

The Cooperative “Gleis70″ and the Cultural Department of the City and State of Zurich provide the Gueststudio to the artist for free. In addition the artists will receive a monthly payment of sFr. 2’000.-, as well as travel expenses from the home destination to Zurich and back (one time). The artist will have health insurance during their stay in the Gueststudio. The artist is responsible for additional costs, livingexpenses, materials, insurance, etc.

Applications for:
- beginning of July 2015 until the end of October 2015 – 4 month
- beginning of November 2015 until the end of February 2016 – 4 month
- beginning of March 2016 until the end of July 2016 – 5 month
- beginning of August 2016 until the end of December 2016 – 5 month

Please send the following as PDF by email only
(the complete PDF file can not extend 10MB):

  • Download here: applicationform 2015

  • Applicationform

  • Personal statement or letter of motivation or description of a project

  • CV

  • Documentation of artistic works

Application deadline is Friday, 20th February 2015

Send to:  air@gleis70.ch