Acme Studios — Maja Peter

Supporting Artists since 1972

Maja Peter

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Writer Maja Peter (*1969) has published novels, a play and a non-fiction book. She has received several awards for her work. Her novels were published by Limmat Verlag in Switzerland. Germand Rowohlt/Polaris published an essayistic non-fiction book about mysticism. Maja and the Tunisian author Samia Amami wrote the play Restricted Area together, which toured Switzerland, Tunisia and Egypt.

Maja is inspired by everyday life. She will spend her time in London finishing a novel manuscript and experimenting.

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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