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Feb, 2019

PAST – 2020 Atelier Mondial Residency for New York City Artists

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

Deadline: Sunday April 7, 2019, 5 PM EASTERN Time

RU is proud to announce its sixth 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.



The Atelier Mondial offers a 850 square foot working and living space from January 1 to June 30, 2020, 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 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.


In addition to the residency, the selected artist will have the opportunity to present works within Atelier Mondial's gallery space Salon Mondial, at a partner institution and/or in an Open Studio.


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 2020 Residency.

- The deadline for submissions is **Sun. April 7, 2019, at 5pm (EST)**.
- A selected Jury will review applications and contact finalists for interviews.
- Interviews will take place on **Wed. May 1, 2019** at RU or via Skype.
- The finalist will be announced on **Wed. May 15, 2019**.

Applicants will need to provide the following information:

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



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