Résidence d'artistes
Château Mercier, Sierre, Valais, Suisse
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Application process

Candidates must send the following documents by email to:    

1) Registration form (click on "form")

2) Resume  

3) Portfolio in PDF form    


Please note that:

- The candidates who do not follow these specifications will not be part of the selection process.  

- The secretariat will not download documents through platforms such as WeTransfer or Google Docs.  

- Residents will be selected once a year, in September, by a pluridisciplinary jury designated by the board of Chateaux Mercier Foundation.  

- The jury’s decision is final and no justification will be given.  

- The application deadline is June 30th, each year.  

- The selection meeting is held in September.   


Members of the jury since 2023:

- René-Pierre Antille, administrator of the Mercier Castle and director of the residency program Villa Ruffieux 

- Brigitte DUVILLARD, director of the Rilke Museum, Sierre 

- Valérie FELIX, head of the Fine Arts degree programme, Valais School of Art, Sierre

- Javier HAGEN, artistic director of the contemporary music festival Forum Wallis, president ISCM Switzerland (International Society for Contemporary Music, Swiss Section), board Swiss Music Edition SME

- Julien JACQUERIOZ, director of Les Halles theater, Sierre

- René-Philippe MEYER, cultural advisor for the Cultural Service of the State Valais

- Pascale REY, founder and executive director of international association for Cinema DreamAgo

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