Stipendien und Preise


Jedes Jahr vergeben unsere Partner einen oder mehrere Preise an die Absolventen der Schule. Im Jahr 2019 wurden acht Künstler für ihre Abschlussarbeiten ausgezeichnet.

Preis der BEA-Stiftung für junge Künstler·innen

Die von Béatrice Deslarzes und Pierre Schaeffer gegründete Stiftung zeichnete die schweizerisch-schottische Doppelbürgerin Rebecca Michelet (Bachelor) für ihre Performance Il y avait une piscine dans le fond du jardin sowie Mélanie Meystre (Bachelor) für ihre Installation décor #1 (Du vert à l’encontre) aus.

Prix Excellence HES-SO

Dieser Preis wurde an die Walliserin Mélissa Rouvinet (Bachelor) für ihre Installation Body Space Ground Play und an die Südafrikanerin Nyakallo Maleke (Master) für ihr Werk « …to be given back distorted » : code switching duologues verliehen.

Preis der Stadt Siders

Die Stadt Siders zeichnete den in Naters wohnhaften Benito Funaro (Bachelor) für seine Projektionen Il treno fantasma sowie die Kolumbianerin Ana Maria Rosero Vivas (Master) für Knights in white satin – From here to eternity aus. Ebenfalls einen Preis erhielt Aude Gunziger, Absolventin der Ausbildung zur Grafikerin EFZ /BM.

Preis Multiples éditions

Zwei Studierende erhielten die Möglichkeit, das Atelier Multiples éditions der EDHE A zu nutzen. Der Siderser Valentin Merle (Bachelor) stellt gegenwärtig Repeat, replace (Répéter, replacer) aus und der Chilene Carlos Costa Rubio (Master) Mooring. Fourth approach to the idea of traveling on the Rhône River.

Wyss Foundation scholarship

Die Wyss Stiftung verleiht Stipendien an unter 30 Jahre alte Nachwuchskünstler·innen aus Afrika, Lateinamerika und Asien, die den Masterstudiengang Master of Arts in Public Spheres der edhea absolvieren möchten.

Selection criteria for the Wyss Scholarship

Candidates who have taken the entrance examination for the Master in Visual Arts programme at the EDHEA – école de design et haute école d’art are eligible for the Wyss Scholarship.
The EDHEA Masters faculty provides a preliminary ranking of candidates eligible for scholarships.

Values and principles:

  1. The aim of the Wyss Scholarship is to support emerging artists from the south.

  2. The evolution of inequalities and conflicts in the modern world influences ‘artistic geography’. In this context of constant change, the Wyss Scholarship focuses on developing countries, characterised by the lack of social and/or economic inaccessibility of a study programme equivalent to those provided by the EDHEA.

  3. The EDHEA is committed to developing long-term exchanges with the cultural scenes of the native countries of scholarship students. Since 2012, stable partnerships have been established particularly with Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, southern Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, South Africa and Zimbabwe, thanks to the involvement of alumni scholars.

  4. The EDHEA considers the Wyss Scholarship as a tool to open up its art education to multi-faceted teaching, built on diversity where differences are respected.

Criteria for inclusion:

  1. The Wyss Scholarship is only awarded once while studying at the EDHEA. Students who received a scholarship while studying for a Bachelors degree at the EDHEA cannot therefore apply for a MAPS Masters scholarship.

  2. Age criteria: Candidates up to the age of 30 can apply for a Masters at the EDHEA.

  3. Previous education: Bachelors degree in Visual Arts or an equivalent qualification according to HES-SO regulations; candidates do not hold a Masters in Visual Arts.

  4. Residence at the time of application and previous countries of residence:
    a. Candidates are not resident in Europe at the time of application;
    b. Applications from artists having lived in Europe for a maximum of 6 months may be considered, after consultation with a representative from the Wyss Foundation.

Assessment criteria:

  1. Quality of the application and portfolio – taking age and previous experience into consideration. Notably:
    a. Commitment displayed in the cover letter;
    b. Commitment to forms of contemporary art engaged with the local community, society and alternative cultures.
  2. Sufficient knowledge of the French language for the Bachelors degree and English for the Masters degree is a basic requirement to be able to work and discuss with students, professors and associates at the EDHEA.
  3. Consistency between the motivation to work in Switzerland, at the EDHEA and their research proposal.
  4. Knowledge of the EDHEA and the programme for which the candidate is applying.