The Alpenhof is an inspiring location for a retreat and working, with opportunities for exchange and relaxation. Situated at 1,110 m.a.s.l. overlooking the Rhine Valley and Lake Constance, here landscape conjoins with lingering; the Alpstein mountains with a sea of fog; Eastern Switzerland with Übersee; traditional Alpaufzug (procession of cows on mountain paths) with astronomy.
The Alpenhof itself, with its rooms, grand halls, terraces, and the music room, is open to guests from far and wide, encouraging encounters of all kinds. Depending on the bookings, the Alpenhof can be either busily lively or peacefully quiet.
Open Call Studio Residency Stipend
Bibliothek Andreas Züst
Application is open to Swiss or foreign individuals or teams (max. four persons) working in any artistic / cultural field, e.g., visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, dance, design, architecture, film, photography, as well as applied arts, art or cultural theory / studies. Foreigners are required to have an authorized permit to enter Switzerland. Selections for the studio residency stipends take place through a panel consisting of representatives of the Bibliothek Andreas Züst as well as an external jury.
Sought-after are projects that deal with the library as a whole or one of its sub-areas. The position of the residency program is to be seen in the tradition of libraries as places of knowledge, considered as a field with all
Age : No restrictions
Families: Children are welcome
Residency Duration : One to four weeks, repectively in the months of April and November; the desired period of the stay is to be specified in the application.
Submittal Requirements : 1 PDF-document (max. 7 MB) with the following documents submitted in this order:
Completed “Personal Information Sheet”
(PDF-Form, available at www.bibliothekandreaszuest.net/residency)
Statement of Purpose / Reason for Applying with
clear relation to the Bibliothek (max. 1 A4-page)
Documentation of Previous Work incl. CV (max. 10 pages)
Send to :
Respectively, by 31 May, for the residency in November; and, by 31 October, for the residency in April.
Only submittals fully meeting the requirements will be considered.
Reasons for the decision of the jury will not be released.