Acme Studios — Esther Schneider

Supporting Artists since 1972

Esther Schneider

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Esther Schneider is a cultural journalist and a cultural mediator working for Swiss public radio, where she heads the literary department. Additionally, she produces radio programmes covering literary subjects. She also hosts a talk show about books and writers in a format that showcases one book by one author in one hour.

Esther studied at the Universities of Zurich and Basel, where she gained a masters in modern history and a masters in advanced studies in cultural management. Together with two archaeologist, she developed a concept for an archaeology park. It is a mediation project about Roman history.

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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