Open Call for Artist in Residence in Switzerland
TaDA, the Textile and Design Alliance offers each year, six to eight candidates, coming from Switzerland and abroad, the opportunity to work with textile companies in Eastern Switzerland, use a local studio and extend their own individual networks over a period of three months. At the public event “TaDA Spinnerei”, which is also attended by international lecturers, they can present their projects to an interested public and at the same time discuss them with experts.
TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance is a cultural promotion programme. Its goal is to promote artistic discussion with the eastern Swiss textile and design culture and thus strengthen the regional identity. A connection to practice and to the textile companies established in the region is a central component and fruitful for both sides. TaDA offers on an annual basis a work stay in Switzerland to six to eight national and international personalities. The residents develop innovative projects in the fields of art, design, architecture, literature, the performing arts or in transdisciplinary contexts. As programme partners textile and design companies in Eastern Switzerland make their know-how and technology available to the artists, thus giving the residents an opportunity to do practical and artistic work and carry out applied research. On their part the partners benefit from the creative exchange with the art practitioners invited. On the occasion of the annual event "TaDA Spinnerei" the work results are presented to the public and discussed.
–Contribution to the cost of living
–Workplace in the former textile and engine factory in Arbon (today: KreativzentrumZIK)
–Support by experts from partner companies and from the jury members
–April to June 2021
–September to November 2021
4. October 2020