Swiss Institute is an independent non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to promoting forward-thinking and experimental art making through innovative exhibitions and programs. Open to the public free-of-charge, Swiss Institute seeks to explore how a national perspective can foster international conversations in the fields of visual and performing arts, design and architecture.
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A little over two years ago, we opened the space here in the East Village, which we see as our long term home. It’s a much bigger space… which has allowed us to really expand our education and community programs. – Lou Neyland
The Swiss Institute offers weekly lectures, presentations, and discussions. Entry is free of charge and on a first come, first serve basis. Swiss Institute offers four residencies per year in an effort to support artists beyond the parameters of commissions and exhibition making. They also launched the Education Inititive which provides opportunities for children, teenagers, and older adults to engage with contemporary art and take part in artist-led workshops in a dedicated Education & Public Programs space.
For more information regarding opportunities and resources, visit their website.