Acme Studios — Regina Dürig

Supporting Artists since 1972

Regina Dürig

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Regina Dürig, born 1982 in Mannheim, Germany, is a writer, performer, lecturer and researcher currently based in Switzerland.

Regina has published miniatures, short stories, audio dramas, childrens’ books and novels for young adults. She closely collaborates with the musician Christian Müller in the experimental story and sound duo Butterland. She has won several awards for her writing, including the IBBY Honour List, the Wartholz Literature Prize, the Peter-Haertling-Prize and the Literature Prize of the Cantone of Berne, and her books have been shortlisted for national book awards in Germany and Switzerland. Regina also teaches creative writing at the Berne University of the Arts/Swiss Literature Institute, and since 2018 has managed the first Shut Up & Write!™ chapter in Switzerland

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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