Acme Studios — Barbara Ellenberger

Supporting Artists since 1972

Barbara Ellenberger

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Barbara Ellenberger studied theatre directing at the Schauspiel Akademie Zurich. She worked as chief dramaturge and managing theatre director at the Stadttheater Hildesheim, and as managing artistic director of the TAK Theater Liechtenstein and Miller’s Theater Zurich.

In 2018, Barbara founded KlimaKontor - an organisation that initiates participatory art projects to develop sustainable, solidarity-based and innovative responses to the climate crisis. She lives and works in Basel.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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