Acme Studios — Katrin Eckert

Supporting Artists since 1972

Katrin Eckert

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Katrin Eckert is a Swiss writer and literary agent based in Basel. She studied German, History and Literary Criticism in Zürich and Berlin, before working in editing and PR in Switzerland and for various literary agencies in London. Since 2008, Katrin has been the director of the Literaturhaus Basel. She has been the festival director of the BuchBasel International Literature Festival since 2012 (since 2020 as co-director with Marion Regenscheit). Katrin is also the managing director of LiteraturBasel.

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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