Type: International
Rubrique: Artists in Residence
Date limite: 4. octobre 2020


TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance is a cultural promotion programme. Its goal is to promote artistic dialogue 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 of the programme. Each year, TaDA offers 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, certain 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. For 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.

Benefits
– Accommodation
– Travel expenses
– Contribution to the cost of living
– Workplace in the former textile and engine factory in Arbon (today: Kreativzentrum ZIK)
– Support by experts from partner companies and from the jury members

Residency periods
– April to June 2021
– September to November 2021

Deadline
4 October 2020

Application materials
Applicants will be asked to complete and upload the following documentation in connection with the online application form
– Online application form https://form.jotform.com/TaDAresidency/call2021
– Portfolio with curriculum vitae
– Outline of a project with a topic related to textile production

Jury
Martin Leuthold, textile designer
René Rossi, Head of the Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles Laboratory, Empa
Rebecca C. Schnyder, author
Markus Muller, artist
Barbara Karl, Director of Textilmuseum St.Gallen
Peter Trinkl, CSO Saurer AG, Arbon
Martha Monstein, Head of the Culture department of the canton of Thurgau, representative of the cantons
Guest member 2021: Sebastian Lanz, Founder of RRREVOLVE, Fair Fashion & Eco Design

Partners
Brubo GmbH
Empa
Filtex AG
Lobra AG
Rigotex AG
Saurer AG
Schoeller Textil AG
Sitterwerk
Textilcolor AG
Textilduckerei GmbH
Textilmuseum St.Gallen
Tisca Tischhauser AG