Conditions / Selection process

The application for a residency at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology of the Zurich University of the Arts is to be submitted per email to

Documents to be submitted – not to exceed 6mb in total:
1) Completed application form (download here)
2) Concept sketch, idea for a composition or project draft – PDF, not to exceed two A4 pages
3) Portfolio containing three selected works documenting applicant’s artistic work, including links to external media (audio, video) – PDF, not to exceed two A4 pages
4) CV in tabular form containing information on education and career – PDF, one A4 page

In sketching the project intended to be realized during the residency the specific details on application, course, completion and support contained in the descriptions of each residence should be taken into account.

The application deadline for the residencies 2024 is 17 September 2023. Candidates will be informed about the results in the first half of October 2023.

The awarding of the residencies will be decided by a jury consisting of ICST and ZHdK researchers and project leaders.

ICST’s contributions to the residency include the use of infrastructure and facilities as described in the thematic descriptions, as well as technical support by ICST research staff. In the Tempo Polyphony residency, an ensemble is available for rehearsals.

Participants will receive a contribution to their expenses for travel to Zurich (up to CHF 300 for persons living in Europe, up to CHF 500 for persons living outside Europe), as well as a per diem to cover meals and accommodation in Zurich during the residency. Participants will organize their own travel to and accommodation in Zurich, the ICST is happy to assist them if necessary!

Candidates selected for a residency will be notified by e-mail and will then have 10 days to confirm their participation in the residency. With the notification, the selected candidates receive the forms required for an invitation to Switzerland, which must also be filled out and returned within 10 days. If the period of 10 days is not observed by the candidate, ICST can withdraw the invitation to the residency.

The exact time for the residencies will be defined individually with the selected candidates.
(Residency B – Tempo Polyphony: The periods for rehearsals with the ensemble and for the concert are given. Please see the corresponding information on the infosheet at this link.)