Caux Artists Program: FAQs
- Does the Caux Artists Program (CAP) offer scholarships?
- Does CAP help with travel expenses?
- Do I need a Visa?
- How do I get to Caux?
- Where will I stay at Caux?
- Can I stay on at Caux after being a Caux artist, or arrive early?
- When will I be informed about acceptance into the Caux Artists Program?
- What is life like at Caux?
- I would like to get independent credit. How do I go about this?
CAP encourages applicants to fundraise. Some participants may be able to get funding from their universities. Others may be sponsored by NGO’s, places of worship, or local clubs, such as the Rotary Club. Other possibilities include Crowdfunding. The CAP has funds for approximately 12 half Scholarships to be awarded on a need basis. If applicants need further information regarding funding contact CAP.
We do not have money for Artist’s travel expenses, but occasionally have been able to link up artists with people who have helped.
Please enquire if you need a Visa from:The nearest Swiss Consulate or the Swiss Federal Office for Migration list on their website; the Swiss Federal Office for Migration list on their website; your travel agent.
If you need a Swiss Visa, and you are accepted as a Caux Artist, your application to stay must reach the Conference Secretariat at least ten weeks prior to your arrival at Caux.
Caux is 1.5 hours by car or train from Geneva and 25 minutes from Montreux. Hourly direct trains run from Geneva Airport to Montreux.
You are housed in a shared room in the Conference Center, or occasionally in a nearby house if the main house is very busy, and invariably in a same sex room.
The Caux Artists Program may, in certain circumstances, cover the extra cost of a Caux Artist arriving early or staying beyond the end of the dates specified for the program. However, unless you have the prior agreement of the Caux Artists Program to stay for a longer period, you will be required to cover the cost of any additional days. For young people from 16-23 and artists/students the daily cost is CHF 65. For all others, it is CHF 105. In all cases, the possibility of staying longer will depend on room availability.
CAP will return to Caux in 2017. The earlier you apply the sooner we can respond to your acceptance, which is handled on a first come first served basis. Please LIKE our FB page to receive any and all updates. Thank you for your interest in the Caux Artists Program.
Busy! What with classes and rehearsals, service opportunities, meetings with interesting visitors over meals, music and theatre performances in the evenings, there are often too many great choices! Artists may also choose to sit out under the stars, go for a mountain hike at dawn, or walk to the nearby waterfall.
Students should contact their own universities, or work with a professor, to ascertain whether they can get credit for independent study. There are usually additional requirements.
A reminder about your application:
Applications are received via post or e-mail. Recommendation letters and transcripts can also be sent via post or e-mail.
For further information, please contact us here.