Acme Studios — Fritz Schaub

Supporting Artists since 1972

Fritz Schaub

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Fritz Schaub is a Swiss journalist and author. Fritz studied Musicology, Philosophy and Journalism at the Universities of Zurich and Caen. In 1965 he received his doctorate with a thesis on the writer Otto Wirz.

From 1965–1966 Fritz was editor of the magazine Die Woche, before taking up a position at the Luzerner Tagblatt as their culture editor. He also worked as an editorial assistant at the Luzerner Zeitung and Neue Luzerner Zeitung. In addition, Fritz worked as an opera critic for several other Swiss newspapers, including the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Bund and the Aargauer Zeitung. He is the author of several books on music.

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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