Acme Studios — Lukas Hartman

Supporting Artists since 1972

Lukas Hartman

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Lukas Hartmann, born in Berne in 1944, studied German literature and psychology. He was previously a teacher and journalist, and now lives near Berne and writes books for both adults and children. His novels have placed in the Swiss bestseller lists multiple times and in 2010 he was awarded with the Sir Walter Scott Literature Prize for To the End of the Sea, and in 2018 the Literature Prize of the Canton of Berne for A Picture of Lydia.

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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