August Artist Residency

The Swiss Church in London invites Swiss or Swiss-educated artists living and working in the UK or Switzerland to apply for a three-week residency at the Church in August.

This inaugural opportunity will enable a Swiss artist to undertake a fully funded residency at the Swiss Church in London from 6—26 August 2018 (3 weeks). The selected artist will be given 24-hour access to the Church’s unique heritage-listed building in Covent Garden, and a work space on the third floor of the building.

The residency is designed for self-led professional development, and experimentation, and would suit an artist who works site-specifically, or whose practice engages with sound, light, theology, spirituality or community engagement. It offers artists a period of time to work in quiet and solitude, as well as the freedom to experiment in a large, highly resonant space. It comprises:

• 24-hour access to a fully accessible workspace at the Swiss Church in London

• An Open Studio, or similar public presentation or event, at the Swiss Church

• Single room accommodation at the Austrian Cultural Forum

• Basic living expenses in London

• Economy return travel from the artist’s home city in Switzerland or the UK to London

• Travel card (zones 1+2) for unlimited travel within central London for the duration of the residency

• Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from the Swiss Church team (during office hours)

The residency is open to contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines, who are Swiss nationals or Swiss educated, and resident in Switzerland or the UK.For more information on how to apply, please visit the Swiss Church website.

Residency dates: 6—26 August 2018
Deadline 20 June