Since 2006 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) can apply for a residency.
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)
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.