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Sep, 2017

2018 Atelier Mondial Residency for New York City Artists

6 Month Residency at Atelier Mondial for New York City based artists.

Deadline: Monday October 9, 5 PM EASTERN Time

RU is proud to announce its fifth open call for New York City based artists for a 6 month residency at the Atelier Mondial (formerly International Studio and Exchange Program of the Basel Region - iaab) in Basel, Switzerland. This is an exchange program wherein RU hosts a Swiss based artist in New York City during the same period. The residency program is generously supported by the Zaeslin-Bustany Scholarship.



Residency Features:

In 2014 the Atelier Mondial facilities were been relocated to a newly constructed building complex at Freilager-Platz at Dreispitz, an emerging art zone just behind the Swiss railway station. Located very close to the Schaulager and the Helsinki building – by the architects Herzog & de Meuron – and directly vis-à-vis the new Academy of Art and Design Basel (HGK FHNW ), the Atelier Mondial studios, along with a number of new ‘off’ or alternative spaces and galleries, are now part of the growing Campus of the Arts. The House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK) is located on the ground floor of the new Atelier Mondial complex at Freilager-Platz 10, where guest artists from around the world will be staying on the first floor.


The Atelier Mondial offers a 850 square foot working and living space from January 1 to June 30, 2018, an allowance of $1,200 per month while in Switzerland to cover day to day living costs and a roundtrip flight Switzerland <-> New York. The artist will also receive a 'reduced tarif' public transport card for all public transportation in Switzerland.


In addition to the residency, the selected artists will have the opportunity to present works in an exhibition together with Sara Gassman, Basel based artist who recently completed a 6 month residency in NYC at Residency Unlimited. The show will be curated by artist-curator Yota Tsotra, focusing on the Basel <-> NYC exchange, and will be held in Basel at DOCK.


Basel is a major Swiss cultural and industrial city in the tri-border area where Switzerland, Germany and France meet. It has a rich cultural heritage (e.g., such famous inhabitants include Erasmus, Holbein, Böcklin, Burckhardt, Nietzsche, etc.), ongoing traditions and vital and diverse range of cultural activities (e.g., theater, music, dance, film, etc.) Many of its museums (e.g., Kunstmuseum Basel /Museum of Contemporary Art, Schaulager, Kunsthalle Basel , Fondation Beyeler, Museum der Kulturen, Tinguely Museum, Antikenmuseum Basel and Sammlung Ludwig, etc.), as well as its contemporary architecture , are renowned worldwide. A lively alternative cultural scene complements the prominent public and private institutions.

Learn more about Atelier Mondial here.

Who can apply?

The exchange program is open to visual artists of all disciplines and performance artists who reside in New York City with an active practice of at least two years, irrespective of age or nationality.

Application procedure for artists from New York.

  • Residency Unlimited administers and processes the open call for the 2017 Residency.
  • The deadline for submissions is Monday Oct 9, at 5pm (Eastern Time)
  • A selected Jury will review applications and contact finalist artists for interviews.
  • Interviews will take place on Friday Oct 20 at Residency Unlimited.
  • The finalist will be announced on Tuesday Oct 24 .

Applicants will need to provide the following information:

  • Contact Information.
  • Motivation Letter.
  • Project Description.
  • CV / Resume.
  • Digital Portfolio.

2018 Atelier Mondial Application Form

Please review the residency open call guidelines above.

To apply, fill out the following form. Deadline: Monday Oct 9, 2016 (5pm Eastern Time)

If you are having any technical trouble with this form, please let us know.

  • Contact Information

  • The exchange program is open to visual artists of all disciplines and performance artists who reside in New York City.
  • Proposal

  • Define the needs and basis, with respects to your artistic practice, for undertaking a residency at Atelier Mondial. Describe the current state of your practice in general and how it will benefit from this type of residency.
  • Detailed concept of the project or the work you would aim to produce during a 6 month stay in Basel. If you have a specific project, describe what, when, and how your project will take place. If you have open-ended goals, describe your process. Indicate the resources your project will require.
  • Please upload an updated C.V. / Resume. MAX File size is 1MB

    Please make sure your file does not exceed this limit, you application will not go through

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Include works of 2 years or more of your artisitce practice. (Multi Page PDF, max 8MB)

    Please make sure your file does not exceed this limit, you application will not go through

    Use Smallpdf to reduce file sizes.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Time Based Media

    If you work with audio or video you can include up to 2 links below.



Ofri Cnaani – Drawing of Drawing Sessions – A.I.R Gallery at Governors Island

RU’s 2017 Annual Residency Raffle Winner is Anu Kauhaniemi!

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Tell It Like It Is — or Could Be, Fall Exhibitions Opening Mead Art Museum at Amherst College


Invitation- Closing Party Reception at The Drawing Center