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Success for Switzerland’s creative industries

Faceshift has developed a technology which is able to imitate facial expressions in real-time. The startup from Zurich will now be taken over by Apple. Faceshift was part of the Swiss delegation, organised by Pro Helvetia and Swissnex San Francisco, at developers’ fairs such as the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. >>

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 2016. >>

Focus on Swiss contemporary music

In the coming three years, one of the focuses of the «Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival»– the largest festival of its kind for new music in Britain – will be on Switzerland. >>

Christian Kerez at the Biennale 2016

Pro Helvetia has chosen Christian Kerez, architect and professor at ETH Zurich, to design the Swiss Pavilion exhibition at the Architecture Biennale of next year in Venice. >>

Zeroing in on language smugglers

«La Cuntrabanda» is Rhaeto-Romanic for smuggling. It is also the motto of the 25th «Dis da litteratura», the Rhaeto-Romanic literature festival in Domat/Ems from 6 to 8 November. >>

Young theatre practitioners’ meeting

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 6 to 22 May 2016. >>


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Swiss Arts Selection

Swiss arts today at a click.


Projects supported

Details of all funded projects



Pro Helvetia in 2014

Pro Helvetia’s 2014 Annual Report is now online. >>

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

Swiss Made in Russia

Contemporary Cultural Exchanges 2013-2015


Art Biennale in Venice 2015



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