Acme Studios — Dagmar Walser

Supporting Artists since 1972

Dagmar Walser

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Dagmar Walser is a Swiss writer and critic. Born in Liechtenstein in 1966, Dagmar studied German Literature and Art History at the University of Basel and the University of Hamburg. After graduation she worked as an editor for the Basel-based magazine ProgrammZeitung and as a dramaturge for Liechtenstein’s Theater am Kirchplatz. Since 1999, Dagmar has worked on programme production for the Swiss radio station SRF2Kultur and as a theater critic. She has co-written two books on the theatre of German-speaking Switzerland (with Barbara Engelhardt) published by Theater der Zeit. She has served as a member of the Artistic Board of the international theatre festival Zürcher Theater Spektakel since 2007.

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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