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The Residency

Located on an exceptional slice of lakeside land on the shores of Lake Geneva between Vevey and Montreux, in proximity to all cultural and natural points of interest of Switzerland, La Becque | Artist Residency hosts and fosters the creativity of artists of all backgrounds and disciplines. Residents benefit from an exceptional site and infrastructure, conducive to accomplishing the project they have been selected for, whether it is focused on in-depth research or on production.

 

La Becque offers state-of-the-art live and work infrastructure for creative residents. Its vast garden hosts a total of 8 fully-equipped live-and-work apartment, an additional 4 studios, a common workshop, library and an event/conference space, as well as several rooms intended to facilitate shorter-term stays and projects alongside longer residency stays. Last but certainly not least, the site offers direct swimming access to Lake Geneva, and stunning views of both the lake and the surrounding Alps. The residency also benefits from direct contacts in most cultural as well as scientific institutions in Switzerland and leverages these for the benefit of its residents.

 

La Becque dedicate particular attention to projects exploring the ever more intertwined notions of nature, the environment, and of technology. At the core of contemporary preoccupations and of growing urgency, these themes feed into all disciplines of the arts – and artists are among those best equipped to map out alternative relationships to both technology and nature.

The team:

 

LUC MEIER

Director

 

MANON BRIOD

Head of Communications and Production Manager

 

PIERRE-YVES MINGARD

Steward and Head of Hospitality

 

LAURE-ANNE COSSU

Head of Artist Relations and Hospitality

 

CAROLINE ALTEVOGT

Head of Administration

Fondation FranCoise Siegfried-Meier

La Becque | Artist Residency was developed under the auspices of the Fondation Françoise Siegfried-Meier.

 

A violinist of renown born in 1914, Françoise Siegfried-Meier showed unswerving dedication 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.

Board of Trustees:

 

Guy Nicollier

President

 

Tamara Jenny-Devrient

Vice-president

 

Jean-Luc Strohm

Treasurer

 

François Margot

Member

 

Anne-Catherine de Perrot

Member

 

Thomas Scheurer

Member

Use our Facilities

In a calm and relaxing setting, facing the Grammont and benefiting from private access to the lake, the La Becque artists’ residency offers a functional and modular room, which will allow you to host conferences, seminars, training sessions, general meetings or coaching sessions in an exceptional environment.

 

We offer you a 63m2 space that can be arranged according to your needs, equipped with a kitchen and two toilets, and accessible to people with reduced mobility. On site, you will find free access to: wifi, beamer & screen and flipchart.

Several options such as coffee, minerals, catering, or any other requests, can be discussed prior to booking.

 

Parking on site (limited number of spaces)

Accessible from Vevey by bus 201 (every 10mn from Vevey Station).

For all requests for rentals:

 

LAURE-ANNE COSSU

+41 21 546 85 27

Infos

La Becque | Artist Residency

Chemin de La Becque 1

CH-1814 La Tour-de-Peilz

info@labecque.ch

+41 21 973 25 13

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Impressum:
Graphic design: Pauline Piguet and Rebecca Metzger
Typography: AlphaBecque by Julien Mercier
Programming : About Blank

Photo credit: Roger Frei