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04 Oct 2020

Switzerland | TaDA Textile and Design Alliance artist in residence programme

Do you work in the fields of visual art, design, architecture, literature, performing arts or on transdisciplinary projects and have a strong interest in textile production and its context? Then the innovative Artist in Residence Programme TaDA Textile and Design Alliance offers you a unique opportunity to work together with renowned textile companies in Eastern Switzerland.

TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance is a cultural promotion programme. Its goal is to promote artistic dialogue with the eastern Swiss textile and design culture and thus strengthen the regional identity. A connection to practice and to the textile companies established in the region is a central component of the programme.

Each year, six to eight candidates, coming from Switzerland and abroad, have the opportunity to work with textile companies in Eastern Switzerland, use a local studio and extend their own individual networks over a period of three months. The residents develop innovative projects in the fields of art, design, architecture, literature, the performing arts or in transdisciplinary contexts.

As programme partners, certain textile and design companies in Eastern Switzerland make their know-how and technology available to the artists, thus giving the residents an opportunity to do practical and artistic work and carry out applied research.

For their part, the partners benefit from the creative exchange with the art practitioners invited. On the occasion of the annual event "TaDA Spinnerei", the work results are presented to the public and discussed.


– Accommodation

– Travel expenses

– Contribution to the cost of living

– Workplace in the former textile and engine factory in Arbon (today: Kreativzentrum ZIK)

– Support by experts from partner companies and from the jury members

Residency periods – April to June 2021 – September to November 2021 

Onsite contact languages: English and German

Application deadline: 4 October 2020

Download guidelines https://tada-residency.ch/assets/downloads/Call_2021_EN.pdf

TaDA is a joint cultural promotion programme run by the cantons of St.Gallen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Thurgau.