in our ARTIST RESIDENCE at one of the most beautiful places in the world. Locarno is located in the south of Switzerland near the Italian border. 

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Enter the TMF ARTIST PRIZE and win a
2 weeks stay in Locarno in the Canton Tessin in Switzerland

You win this prize and what you do during the stay is up to you! We want you to be inspired by the beauty and atmosphere of the environment and create a work of art based on this experience within 1 month. That piece of art we will include in your portfolio in our gallery and also communicate on social media. Furthermore, we are planning an exhibition with the topic 'Tessin seen by artists from around the world'.

You will stay in a beautiful and modern room in the city of Locarno, close to the old town, the mountains and Lake Maggiore. The ideal starting point to explore the canton of Ticino. A maximum of 2 artists will stay in the residence. 

See also visitor information

TMF Artist Residence Switzerland
TMF Artist Residency

We have individual* dates that you can choose for your stay according to the Artist Call#1/2022, from 

March18 to 31
April 19 to 30
May 01 to15


  • The prize is a free stay in terms of accommodation. Travel and meals are not covered!

  • If the above dates do not suit you, then you can suggest an individual date. The following months are available: June, July and from September to March. However, you may be put on the waiting list because the demand is so high.

  • The stay has a value of Swiss Francs chf 1400

  • The stay cannot be payed out but can be put on an individual date

  • You can use the fully equiped kitchen

  • We will provide you with a bicycle

  • The room has a high speed wifi

  • We are always available for any kind of questions and you also meet with the gallery owner Lisa

Please read terms and conditions


We offer a stay for 1-2 people for artistic development and inspiration. You can choose from the following options:


Book the room and stay for an individual holiday 1-2 person. 

chf 600 per week (7 nights)

chf 800 for 10 nights

- 1 additional guest costs chf 30 per night


Book a coaching


Book an individual coaching for the evaluation of your art  with the artist, curator, teacher and energetic ELLA LUGIN. The coaching lasts 3 hours.

Fee chf 300

Ella Lugin


  • Maximum stay 10 days. Stays must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance, go to terms and conditions 

  • You book a modern room in a well maintained building very close to the old town

  • You will have your own bathroom 

  • No use of the kitchen for cooking, but reheating of dishes is allowed

  • Included in the price is a coffee bar at your disposal and in the room you can make tea

  • The wifi is very fast and free

  • 2 bicycles are available free of charge