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Talks at the Foto Festival in Arles

From 4 to 10 July Pro Helvetia organizes different talks for the opening-week of the foto festival in Arles. At the Nonante-neuf talks renowned photographers debate and the Swiss scene is in the spotlight. >>

Call for projects: book promotion

For the second time, Pro Helvetia supports projects helping Swiss books reach a larger audience abroad. >>

Work Grants for Visual Artists

Pro Helvetia provides work grants in the field of visual arts. The support measures are aimed at Swiss artists whose work enjoys cross-regional recognition. Application deadline: 1. September. >>

Opening of the Swiss Pavilion

Federal Councillor Alain Berset officially opened the Swiss Pavilion at the 15th Architecture Biennial of Venice. The pavilion hosts the exhibition «Incidental Space» by the architect Christian Kerez. >>

Annual Report 2015

Over 3500 events and performances abroad and 1273 cultural projects in Switzerland: Pro Helvetia looks back on an inspiring year 2015. Read more in our annual report >>

jazzahead! 2016

Switzerland is the partner country of jazzahead! 2016. The biggest jazz fair in Europe will open its doors this Thursday. Discover the Swiss programme  >>

Crowdfunding in culture

Crowdfunding, becomes more and more important for the Swiss cultural scene. A new study has examined these new possibilities of collaboration among private and public sponsors. >>


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Swiss Arts Selection

Swiss arts today at a click


Projects supported

Funded projects in detail



Crowdfunding in culture

A new study examines the significance of crowdfunding for the Swiss cultural scene >>

12 Swiss Books

Discover 12 newly published works of literature from all four linguistic regions, especially recommended for translation by Pro Helvetia. >>


Current Initiatives


In Touch with Digital Creation

Kulturelle Vielfalt

With its initiative, Pro Helvetia encourages and strengthens the regional cultural offer.

Swiss Made in Russia

Contemporary Cultural Exchanges 2013-2016


Architecture Biennale di Venezia 2016



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