The Swiss Arts Council supports studio and research residencies in the regions covered by the liaison offices it maintains in Egypt, India, Poland and South Africa. Swiss artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, promoters) in the areas of the visual arts, music, literature, theatre and dance are eligible to apply. Conversely, Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for interested persons from the above-mentioned regions. Each year between four and six applications per region can be considered.
Studio residencies and research stays are available.
The residency gives artists and cultural practitioners a chance to get a broad insight into a different cultural environment. During this time they can find inspiration, establish networks and make their work known in a new context, without being under the pressure of production. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia provides a specialist from their field to support them. The Swiss Arts Council also pays the costs of travel, board and insurance.
Convincing track record, personal motivation, adequate command of English or a relevant foreign language and eagerness to become involved in exchange with the local culture. The selection is made by a jury set up by the liaison office in conjunction with the specialist division in Zürich.
By 1 February, via myprohelvetia - Pro Helvetia's online portal for applications (under «Inter-/Multidisciplinary projects/Residencies»).
The short residency (max. 4 weeks) enables artists and cultural practitioners to carry out research in the regions covered by the liaison offices, or conversely in Switzerland. The residency is an opportunity to get to know a different culture or to prepare a project. An expert in the relevant field will help to put together the programme for the visit and will be available to give support during the residency. Pro Helvetia pays the costs of travel, board and lodging and insurance.
Convincing track record, outline of a project with sustainable impact and international resonance or another plausible motivation, adequate command of English or a relevant foreign language. The selection will be made by the liaison office.
May be submitted at any time via myprohelvetia - Pro Helvetia's online portal for applications (under «Knowledge sharing»), but in any case at least two months before the start of the trip.
The online application system is the preferred application system.
However incase you are unable to access myprohelvetia kindly fill the form below.
Pro Helvetia Residencies Application Form (DOC)
Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)
The last date for submission of application forms for the year 2012/ 2013 is 1 February 2011.
The application process for the year 2010 and 2011 stands closed.
Click here to view a list of artists who have already been on the residency.