Located on an exceptional slice of lakeside land on the shores of Lake Geneva in La Tour-de-Peilz, 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 including a sound studio, a ceramic and wood workshop, a 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 dedicates 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.