CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The call for applications for the Principal Residency Program of La Becque is now closed.
Selected 2019 residents will be announced in December, 2018.
Our next call for applications (seeking residents for 2020) will be published on April 1, 2019.
Meet our jury :
In addition to its Principal Residency Programme, La Becque will launch two first Partnership Residency Programs in 2019, with Pro Helvetia and ECAL respectively.
La Becque will initiate its partnership with the Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia and its South American cultural exchange programme, Coincidencia.
The partnership will take effect in 2019, as we will start hosting two residencies per year from Coincidencia partner countries. Artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, selected by Pro Helvetia and La Becque, will reside at La Becque for a total of 6 months (2 x 3 months) per year.
The first call for applications for Coincidencia residencies, seeking residents for 2019, is now open and available on the program’s website – application deadline is November 15, 2018
Details of our partnership with ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne will be announced in early November.
La Becque’s principal residency program participants will be selected globally by a transdisciplinary jury of experts. The program is oriented towards confirmed artists as well as up-and-coming practitioners with a high development potential.
In addition to its principal program, La Becque will also partner up with collectivities both international and Swiss and collaborate with them to develop specific, tailor-made residency programs. Among others, La Becque will devise residency programs with the art schools (visual arts, design, performing arts) of the Swiss HES-SO network to foster the development of post-graduation excellence.
All programs will dedicate particular attention to projects exploring the notions of nature and of technology – two notions which are more than ever intertwined and at the core of contemporary preoccupations.
LOCATION AND NETWORK
In immediate proximity to the cities of Vevey and Montreux, La Becque is also less than 30 minutes away from Lausanne, and just one hour removed from Geneva. All of Switzerland’s other cultural and natural hotspots are a few hours away at most from the Swiss Riviera region.
La Becque artist residency was developed under the auspices of the Fondation Françoise Siegfried-Meier.
A violionist of renown born in 1914, Françoise Siegfried-Meier showed an unswerving commitment to the artists of her time. Generous and passionate, she expressed a wish to durably support a number of public organizations and institutions, particularly in the field of the arts, by creating a foundation bearing her name.
Françoise Siegfried-Meier wish for her family’s domain in La Tour-de-Peilz to become a haven of creativity and exchange is now realized through La Becque, a residency infrastructure that is a natural fit for this unique and stunningly beautiful site.
Guy Nicollier, Chairman
Jean Nicollier, Vice-chairman
Thomas Scheurer, Treasurer
Tamara Jenny-Devrient, Member
François Margot, Member
Graziella Torrigiani, administration and production manager
Manon Briod, collaborator
Pierre-Yves Mingard, steward