Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

The Textile and Design Alliance: call for applications

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The innovative Artist in Residence Programme TaDA launches a call for applications offering a unique opportunity to work together with renowned textile companies in Eastern Switzerland.

TaDA is a joint cultural promotion programme run by the cantons of St.Gallen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Thurgau.

The aim of the Textile and Design Alliance is to enable constructive and creative encounters between contemporary art practitioners on the one hand and representatives of the traditional and yet high-tech textile production of Eastern Switzerland on the other.

The residency facilitates the transfer of know-how and creative exchange with experts in textile manufacturing. Six candidates from Switzerland and abroad are offered the opportunity to work with textile companies in Eastern Switzerland for two to three months, to use a local studio and to build a new network in an unusual context. During the annual «Summer Academy» with international experts and speakers, you will be able to discuss your project with peers and specialists and also present it to a broad audience.

Deadline for applications : 6 December 2019


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.