TaDA Artist in Residence

TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance is a cultural promotion programme, offering artists the opportunity to work together with renowned textile companies though an AiR programme.

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Each year, TaDA offers a work stay in Switzerland to six to eight national and international artists. As programme partners, how, 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.


To promote artistic dialogue with the eastern Swiss textile and design culture and thus strengthening regional identity.

Development of new projects, in cooperation with local textile companies (where possible).

Public presentation of artists’ work and organization of workshops.

Who is it for?

Individuals internationally.


Arbon, Switzerland

Duration of stay

2 residency periods of 3 month each.

Financing amounts

Travel expenses.
Contribution to the cost of living.
Workplace in the former textile and engine factory in Arbon.
Support by experts from partner companies and from the jury members.

Exact amounts are not mentioned.

Source of funding


Type of activity


Type of sector

Architecture, Design, Performing arts, Textiles, Literature