|The Villa Sträuli||General Information|
|Artists-in-Residence||Dates and Requirements|
|News / Info||Application short term (PDF)||Our Artists-in-Residence|
Duration of a residency
|Two studios are awarded at the same
time for residencies of 5 months in length; one
studio is granted upon application for shorter projects and cooperations with Winterthur
institutions. The studios are available to artists and art professionals of all disciplines
and backgrounds. Please don't send us short time applications spontaneous but check
first here if there is an availability.
|Who can apply?|| Artists from abroad of all disciplines, irrespective
of age or nationality, as well as
scholars and educators associated with the arts (e.g. curators, museum educators).
The studio für visual arts is not suitable for sculpture.
Applicants should be able to communicate in one of Switzerland’s national languages
(German, French, or Italian) or in English.
As the salons can be used for cultural events and may also be rented for private occasions
non-resident guests are often encountered in the Villa. The studios are therefore best
suited for those who value contact and exchange with the public.
|How to apply?|| The application package includes:
• The completed application form (4 pages)
• All enclosures listed on the application form (curriculum vitae, documentation of your work
as an artist / in the arts, references, reasons for applying, etc.)
• Please don't apply by email. We need at least the documentation of your work on a
• Please don't send only reference contacts. We need reference letters.
If you have further questions please contact:
||An artist invited to participate
in a studio residency at the Villa Sträuli is to try to obtain a
grant in his/her native country to cover living and travel expenses. Should all requests be
denied, an application for a contribution toward living costs may be made to the Sulzberg
Foundation. The maximum stipend amount awarded by the Sulzberg Foundation is 1500
Swiss francs per month. This is only valuable for longterm residencies (5 months).
For shortterm residencies the Sulzberg Foundation is not able to give any grants.
Please note that the travel costs to Switzerland must be payed by the applicants.
Copies of grant applications denied or an explanation as to why a grant cannot be provided
in the artist’s native country are to be submitted to the Stiftung Sulzberg with requests for
| Provided by the Foundation
and the Villa Sträuli
| • Residency in a studio at
the Villa Sträuli
• Internet connection and access to a photocopier and printer
• Authorization procedures in Switzerland including fees
• Assistance in arranging for health and accident insurance (if necessary)
• Introduction and accompaniment; if desired, networking with local artists, cultural
institutions and helping with finding exhibition opportunities
• Performance opportunities as part of the Villa Sträuli’s "Meet the Artists" programme
• Exhibition opportunities in the Villa (no regular opening hours)
• Link to the artist’s website from the Villa Sträuli website. If the artist does not have his/her
own website, we will post a profile of the artist.
| • Providing their own working
• Providing their own personal computer
• Telephone and fax expenses incurred
• Registration procedures in Winterthur including fees
• Obtaining health insurance with sufficient coverage for Switzerland. Liability insurance
• “Meet the Artists”: All artists living and working in the Villa Sträuli are expected to introduce
themselves and their work in the context of an event. This may be a discussion, a
performance, or a concert. The Villa Sträuli will assume the costs for a small reception
(aperitif) and the printing of flyers if applicable (limited budget).