Acme Studios — E. Y. Meyer

Supporting Artists since 1972

E. Y. Meyer

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Born Peter Meyer, E. Y. Meyer is a Swiss writer of novels, short stories, plays, radio plays and poems. His texts are strongly influenced by his philosophical studies and a rejection of the prevailing ideas of ‘progress’: instead of economic, technological, and urban expansion, E. Y. Meyer puts his faith in art and creativity to restore the world.

E. Y. Meyer has been a member of the Swiss Writers' Association (today Authors in Switzerland) since 1973. In 2011 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swiss-German PEN Center. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Literature Prize of the Canton of Basel (1976); the Gerhart Hauptmann Prize (1983); the Literature Prize from the Swiss Schiller Foundation (1984); the Prize from the Welti Foundation for the drama Das System (1985); and the Book Prize of the Canton of Bern (2005).

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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