The Villa Ruffieux is a residence for interdisciplinary artists located at the heart of the Alps in the town of Sierre (Valais, Switzerland) and on the site of the Mercier Castle which is responsible for its administrative matters. Each year, around 10 artists stay here for around 1 to 3 months at a time.
The residency is open to all professional artists working in the field of visual arts, music, literature, theatre, or cinema, with no distinction made based on age or nationality. Researchers and scientists are also welcome.
Residents must undertake a specific project during their stay. The description of the project, and its challenges, form part of the application process and will play a key role in the jury’s decision. The candidate is expected to explain why the Villa Ruffieux Residency Program, and the context of the region, are important for the project realization. If the candidate wants to collaborate with local agents or institutions he/she must explain with whom, and why.
If possible, residents are expected to make their project accessible to the public in the form of an exhibition, concert, performance, workshop or conference etc., in collaboration with the residency staff.
Offered by the residency:
- The residency will provide each resident with free use of one room and one workshop, office, or working area.
- It will also cover the cost of the travel to and from the residency.
- Each resident will be provided with a monthly stipend of CHF 1,500.
How to Apply:
Application forms should be sent by email to: email@example.com
Candidates must send the following four documents:
- Application form (click on “application form”)
- Motivation letter
- Portfolio in PDF form
Website: Villa Ruffieux – Residency Program