Artsource Global City Residency
Basel, Switzerland

Poised on the banks of the Rhine River, Basel is the cultural capital of Switzerland and an entry point to the rest of Europe. It is a perfect place for an artist residency. Since 1989, Artsource has partnered with the Atelier Mondial to offer artists from both countries a unique opportunity to enrich and develop their art practices.


Caspar Fairhall will be the thirtieth artist to undertake the coveted residency with Atelier Mondial in Basel. From July 2018, Caspar will spend four months in this European cultural centre, researching and developing an interactive video work that explores the geologically youthful Apline region around Basel in contrast to the ancient geology of the Pilbara.

2018 Applications

  • Includes use of a self-contained, live-in studio apartment at Atelier Mondial in Dreispitz.
  • Duration of Residency: four months
  • Funding provided: A$19,220 (ex. GST) artist fee + travel. Accommodation costs are paid directly by Artsource to Atelier Mondial. Supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
  • Residency Dates: July to October 2017
  • Applications are closed

Eligibility + Requirements

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or have Australian permanent resident status.
  • Applicants must be Western Australian residents and have resided in Western Australia for at least 24 consecutive months prior to the application.
  • Applicants must be professional practising visual artists and recognised as such by their peers.
  • Applicants must have maintained an independent professional practice for at least 10 years.
  • Students are ineligible to apply.
  • Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date (applications postmarked by this date are eligible).
  • The recipient of this residency will be a representative of the State of Western Australia.

Find out more

To check application and eligibility requirements, ask questions and get a form, please contact us:


Artsource is developing additional Global City Residencies to create new opportunities for members and foster the visual arts in our state. Our goal is to develop and offer a range of quality residencies, of varying lengths, open to artists at different stages in their careers. Fundraising has begun and ideas for potential destinations and support are welcome. Please contact us:


Brad Rimmer is is our 2017 recipient of the Global City Basel Residency. He is interested in how our past, our experiences and our emotions shape us. For the six-week residency, Brad will produce a substantial body of images to explore new ideas and directions in his photographic practice. Read Brad's Residency Reflection in the Artsource Magazine >


Jennifer Cochrane, is the recipient of the 2016 Artsource Basel Exchange Residency. Click here to see Jennifer in the Artist gallery and read more about her work here.

Jennifer Cochrane, Steel Stack with tree, steel, 2015. Photographer: K. MaxwellImage above: Jennifer Cochrane, Steel Stack with tree, steel, 2015. Photographer: K. Maxwell

Supported By

Department of Culture and the Arts, Christoph Merian Foundation of Basel, Switzerland and the Atelier Mondial.

Department of Culture and the Arts / Lotterywest logo  Christoph Merian Stiftung Basel logo   Atelier Mondial logo

Previous Basel Exchange Residency recipients

The Basel Residency began in 1989 as an annual reciprocal exchange residency with a six-month stay for recipients in the Artsource Fremantle Artist Studio or at Atelier Mondial, Basel.


To Basel from WA

To Fremantle from Basel


Mary Dudin



Jurek Wybraniec

Daniel Goettin


Cecile Williams

Bruno Seitz


Kevin Draper

Markus Grossenbacher


Susan Flavell

Tobias Sauter


Steve Tepper & Anne Neil

Andrea Iten


Rodney Glick

Jean Zuber


Jenny Loverock

Maren & Christian Schaffner


Angela Stewart

Daniel Siegenthaler


Kevin Wattling

Hansueli Babler


Trevor Richards

Adriano Biondo


Rick Vermey

Edit Oderbulz


Lorenna Grant

Simone Fuchs


Perdita Phillips

Martin Blum + Haimo Ganz


Stuart Ringholt

Andreas Hagenbach


Matthew Hunt

Rahel Schneider


Paul Hinchliffe

Walter Derungs


Alex Spremberg

Gian-Cosimo Bove


Indra Geidans

Judith Waelti


Koral + Stripe

Peter Spillmann + Susanne Schaer


Tom Muller

Claudio Rasano


Rina Franz

Vicente Brucker


Kate McMillan

Barbara Meier


Joshua Webb

Anita Kuratle


Minaxi May

Jochen Kitzbihler


Paul Caporn

Zora Kreuzer


Theo Koning

Katrin Herzner


Jennifer Cochrane

Gert Handschin