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Creative Exchange with Scientists at CERN

CERN together Pro Helvetia’s «Mobile. In Touch with Digital Creation» programme is now taking applications for a three-month studio residency for artists under the heading Collide@CERN. Application deadline: 27 February. >>

Support for Presentations at Art Fairs

Pro Helvetia supports presentations by up-and-coming artists at renowned art fairs in order to boost the artists’ international visibility. Submission date: 1st March 2015. >>

Support for Art Spaces

Pro Helvetia supports curatorial initiatives by self-organised art spaces and art institutions on behalf of aspiring artists. Submission date: 1st March 2015. >>

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Berlin for young theatre practitioners

Intensive exchange with theatre people from all over the world. Pro Helvetia offers three young artists from Switzerland the opportunity to take part in the International Forum at the «Berliner Theatertreffen» from 1 to 17 May 2015. >>

The latest issue of our cultural magazine is here!

Our dossier on scenography approaches the subject from a variety of points of view, including contributions from theatre scholars, architects and philosophers. >>

Message on culture approved

Today the Federal Council has passed the Message on Culture 2016–20 with a projected increase of the budget by 3.4 % as against the last period. It is now up to Parliament to decide. >>

Work grants for writers

Authors in any of Switzerland’s four national languages can submit a project and thereby apply for a work grant from Pro Helvetia. Submission deadline: 1 March 2015. >>

«Call for Transmedia Projects»

A second «Call for Transmedia Projects» is announced: its goal is to promote new digital and interactive forms of narrative. More >>


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Swiss Arts Selection

Swiss arts today at a click.


Projects supported

Details of all funded projects



12 Swiss Books

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

jazz made in switzerland

The new compilation presents a sample of the contemporary top-notch Swiss jazz scene. Order it online >>

Promotion of aspiring photographers

Support for the launch of projects: the deadline for the applications is 1 September 2014. >>

Support for art spaces

The deadline for the applications is 1 September 2014. >>

Support for presentations at art fairs

The deadline for the applications is 1 September 2014. >>


Current Initiatives


In Touch with Digital Creation

Swiss Made in Russia

Contemporary Cultural Exchanges 2013-2015


Architecture Biennale in Venice 2014



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