BINZ39 Foundation Grant 2017

BINZ39 Foundation Grant

In autumn 2011, the BINZ39 Foundation and the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Tbilisi started

an artistic-cultural exchange between Switzerland and Georgia. They offer residencies for the fine and

visual arts in Zurich and Tbilisi. Twice a year this allows two Georgian artists/curators to stay in Zurich

for 4 months. The scholarship holders are involved in the programme and activities of the BINZ39

Foundation. During their residency they have the possibility to meet and get to know Swiss artists and

professionals in order to come in contact with the Swiss art scene, leading to an expansion of their


The grant 2017

The BINZ39 Fondation provides Georgian artists with:

- A grant for 4 months: 1700.- CHF per month

- An art studio at the BINZ39 Foundation, Sihlquai 133, CH-8005 Zurich

- Accommodation (apartment) in the centre of Zurich

- Involvement in the activities of BINZ39 Foundation

- Use of BINZ39 Foundation network and facilities

- Supervision and support by Irene Grillo (curator BINZ39 Foundation), Gianni Garzoli (President

   Friends of the BINZ39) and Annalies Walter (project coordinator "artist in residence")

Candidate profile

- Professional Georgian artists/curators 20-35 years old

- Good knowledge of spoken and written English

   Application requirements

   in English and in digital form (.pdf) only!

- Letter of application

- Work documentation, portfolio

- CV (personal data sheet)


Sandra Frimmel (art historian), Gianni Garzoli (Friends of the BINZ39) Irene Grillo (curator BINZ39),

Claudia Jolles (chief editor Kuntsbulletin Schweiz), Gaudenz Ruf (former Swiss ambassador to


Application closing date: 5 February 2017

Applications should be sent to: Irene Grillo,

Contact: Gianni Garzoli,