Embassy of Foreign Artists     

For reasons beyond our control, the open call for residencies in 2023 is postponed to an unspecified date. To be kept informed, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social networks.


Art and Citizenship / January to March 2023

Looking at the world with a critical eye.

Short films and video essays rooted in reality.

Some contemporary artistic practices bring a critical perspective to events, decisions or actions that profoundly transform our way of life.

As citizen/observer, the artist uses her or his tools to formulate reflections, doubts, needs and desires, and translate them into a work. Through projects that take real facts as their point of departure (political, cultural, social, economic or environmental facts), we wish to highlight approaches that reveal another narrative of reality, and that, by taking some critical distance, inspire new ways of thinking about relations between humans and about their relations with their environment.

The content should concern the actions of people and entities in civil society. The goal of these actions and strategies must be the concrete improvement of situations of social, political, economic, cultural or ecological conflict and injustice.


Art and Science / April to June 2023

Exploring scientific issues through art. 

Diving into the heart of a research laboratory.

In collaboration with the Campus Biotech and Flux Laboratory.

The purpose of the call is to offer residencies to professional artists from all fields (visual arts, dance, theatre, music, writing, comic books, film, etc.), whose project would take inspiration from the cutting-edge research conducted by the partner laboratories active within Campus Biotech.

The goal of these residencies is to promote exchanges and intersections between scientific practices and artistic practices. They are intended to encourage the emergence of new ways of formulating, perceiving and using both scientific and artistic research. Through connections between two fields, they will foster a better understanding of their respective fields of research.

The reflections and exchanges will lead to the creation of new works, or the adaptation of pre-existing works that could be integrated with, or adapted to, the experiments conducted in the laboratories, and/or complement them. The results of each residency will be presented at a public event within Campus Biotech or in a partner institution. They could be the subject of a publication in specialised scientific journals.


Art and Stories / October to December 2023

Giving form to archives.
Research linked to the archives of international organisations.

In collaboration with the Records and Archives of International Organisations Group.

The archives of international organisations are part of the collective memory. These archives constitute a formal record made up of reports, official letters and documentary images that contain no less than millions of human stories. Through the eyes of artists, the idea is to transform this material and give it a new dimension.  

Applications should propose projects in which the archives of international organisations are the main resources used. Examples of accessible archives are those of the UNHCR, UN, ILO, ICRC, IFRC, WHO and WIPO. Applicants can also propose other international organisations or NGOs based in Geneva.