Deadlines and Requirements

Stipend-supported studios
Six residencies per year, each three months in length

The selection of stipend-supported residency recipients is made by the Villa Sträuli’s artistic committee

If there is an opening, the studios would be announced here. We are unable to provide stipends for residencies less than three months. For these residencies we also accept applications from artists based in Switzerland.
As an exception you can apply with deadline January 31, 2019 for four periods instead of three. 


January 15 – April 15, 2020
May 2 – July 31, 2020 
September 1 – November 30, 2020 

January 15 - April 15. 2021

CHF 1000 / month / single person
CHF 1'500 / month /artist couple

Application for 2020/2021 residencies:
Deadline January 31, 2019 CET

The application time has ended.

Required support material:
  • Photograph
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Documentation, in electronic form, of your current and past (the last 3–5 years) work as an artist / in the arts (e.g. visual materials, links to films, links to recordings, texts, scores, catalogues, reviews, etc.)
  • 2 References (Email adresses)
  • Motivation
  • project proposal for the Studio of the City of Winterthur

Conditions of participation: 
The artistic committee reserves the right to exclude incomplete dossiers from consideration.
The committee’s decision is final. There will be no correspondence concerning decisions.
If selected, the applicant agrees to take all necessary measures for commencing the residency in Winterthur by the agreed upon date and to be present at the studio in Winterthur for at least 80% of the designated time (residency requirement).

The applicant acknowledges that at the end of the residency, prior to departure, he/she will write a brief report (1 page) for submission to the Villa Sträuli management and the Sulzberg Foundation.

Please note the an artist can send only three times an application.

Who can apply? 
Creative artists based outside Switzerland, of any age or national origin, and working in any discipline, as well as scholars and educators associated with the arts (e.g. curators, museum educators). For reasons of space, the studio for visual arts is not suited for sculpture. Applicants should be able to communicate in English or one of Switzerland’s national languages (German, French, or Italian)

It is important for us to understand applicants’ reasons for choosing this residency location. As we receive a great many applications, the explanation “I am seeking a break from my daily routine” is not enough.
As the salons on the ground floor are used for the Villa’s own cultural events and by the summer bistro and can also be hired out for private functions, there are often non-resident guests in the building. The Villa Sträuli was built at the beginning of the last century and noise travels easily in the building; artists-in-residence will be able to hear sounds from the other studios. Given these circumstances, our residencies are not suited for artists who require a quiet environment.

Our artists-in-residence are, of course, invited to attend all cultural events organised by the Villa Sträuli.

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