Pro Helvetia
New Delhi

Das 2007 gegründete Verbindungsbüro von Pro Helvetia in Neu-Delhi engagiert sich für den Kulturaustausch und die künstlerische Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Schweiz und Südasien.

Unser Team aus lokalen Expertinnen und Experten fördert und unterstützt professionelle Begegnungen zwischen den Kunstszenen in den von Pro Helvetia unterstützten Sparten. Wir knüpfen Kontakte zu Veranstalterinnen und Veranstaltern und pflegen langfristige Partnerschaften mit relevanten Plattformen, um die Förderung und Verbreitung von Kunst aus der Schweiz in der Region zu unterstützen. Unsere Beiträge ermöglichen Residenzen und Recherchereisen in beide Richtungen, um den Kulturaustausch zu fördern.

An wen richten wir uns

Wo wir tätig sind

Unsere Förderaktivitäten

Unsere Residenzpartnerinnen und -partner

Nachstehend finden Sie eine Auswahl von Partnerinnen und Partnern in der Region. Dieses Netzwerk ist ebenso vielfältig und dynamisch wie die Bedingungen der Region. Unsere Partnerinnen und Partner befinden sich sowohl in urbanen Zentren als auch in ländlichen Gegenden. Sie arbeiten in einer Vielzahl von Sparten und Formaten, mit festen Räumen oder offenen Plattformen. Künstlerinnen und Künstler, die sich um eine Residenz bewerben, können die passendste Partnerschaft angeben. Im Falle einer Selektion ist die Verfügbarkeit abhängig von der Partnerinstitution, Änderungen sind vorbehalten.

Liste der Residenzpartnerinnen und -partner als Tabelle

Britto Arts TrustDhaka, BangladeshBritto Residency Program often focuses on a larger ecosystem that benefits both the local and international artists developing networks and sharing knowledge. As Britto does not have any more regular funding for the residency program over the last few years, we have been organizing the residency loosely. The residency now depends on projects and available grants/ funding that can be raised using various resources.


We have a studio space adjacent to a social kitchen as well as a small work station. We are also in the process of  developing an online as well as offline archive, a physical space that can provide knowledge about Britto’s 21 years journey . Britto is situated in the middle of Dhaka city. The cultural institutions such as Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institut, British Council, Bengal Foundation, Drik Picture Library and all the galleries are within walking/ rickshaw riding distances.


The residencies are process based rather than final products. However, since Britto space is used for multiple purposes, there are possibilities for the participants to use it in various ways. We often end the residency with a public event though.
Visual arts, Curation, Research
Srihatta – the Samdani Art CentreSylhet , BangladeshA unique combination of sculpture park, exhibition, residency, and education programme, Srihatta imagines what an experimental artist-centric institution can be in the 21st Century, beyond of western-centric paradigms. A 10,000-square-foot residency space houses eleven brick-dyed, cast-concrete apartments, with windows facing Srihatta’s landscape. Created as a meditative space to inspire creativity and mesmerize the senses, these apartments have 11-foot ceilings – each with a different species of local scented tree growing inside. Srihatta encourages artists to collaborate with the environment and the local community for long term, growing projects, where creativity, the weather, time, ritual and maintenance come together to weave our relationship with nature and each other closer together.Multidiscipline, including visual arts, curation, literature, design, performing arts, architecture
1Shanthiroad Studio/GalleryBengaluru, India1Shanthiroad, Bengaluru, is an art space founded by Suresh Jayaram that nurtures creativity and cutting-edge art practice, situated in the centre of the city. The Studio/Gallery at 1Shanthiroad provides space for slide lectures, small conferences, installations, performances, screenings, and informal gatherings. It is administered by a not- for- profit trust VAC –Visual Art Collective. Since its inception in 2003 1Shanthiroad has grown to house artists from diverse countries in its residency programs.Multidiscipline
Indian Music Experience MuseumBengaluru, IndiaWe encourage artists and musicians interested in doing a residency with us in the following directions:

Digital archive of Indian music – There is ample material in the museum to spark inspiration and encourage artists in residence to work on project ideas with materials in the museum and also form collaborations with local musicians for study, research or performances.

Creating an expression (performance, visual or digital) – IME provides an enriching and conducive environment for artists to immerse themselves in a musical heritage that is many centuries old and has influences from around the world. This is ideal for artists seeking inspiration from the different forms of Indian music, and to exploring local forms of music traditions and practices.

Interpreting our collection – IME invites musicologists, historians, artists and professionals working in the field of music to interpret the museum’s collection through different lenses to offer new perspectives that may broaden the scope of scholarship around the museum’s collection.

Music across borders – Music knows no borders. There are countless accounts of several path-breaking Indian musicians who’ve travelled the world and collaborated with international artists to produce seminal works of fusion in the museum. There is ample scope to research and unravel interesting stories on fusion music, the socio-political contexts in which they evolved, the influences they imbibed along the way, and its significance today that could make for a great exhibition, documentary or a paper.

We also encourage artists to go through our website and develop their own residency ideas based on their areas of interest in music and their artistic practice.
Sangam HouseBengaluru, IndiaThe intention of Sangam House is to bring together writers from around the world to live and work in a safe, peaceful setting, a space made necessary on many levels by the world we now live in. Sangam House seeks to give writers a chance to build a solid and influential network of personal and professional relationships that can deepen their own work, in effect, expanding and diversifying literature. We believe that literature can and must remain a thriving force of illumination for our times.Our program also facilitates interaction between the visiting writers and local communities. Cultivating such an intersection infuses local communities with inspirations and new ideas, while allowing each participating writer to deepen their understanding of the diverse emotional and social climates in which literature is conceived and received.Literature
Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the ArtsGoa, IndiaOur Artist-In-Residence Lab (AIR-L) is designed to nurture creativity, research and experimentation. It offers a space for artists and cultural operators to critically examine existing practices through exchange and dialogue, forging new connections among practitioners across disciplines. An immersive residency programme, AIR-L offers an experiential opportunity of interdisciplinary research and exchange. It encourages projects that address new approaches related to our contemporary context and that can offer new understandings and perspectives of our society.

AIR-L provides the space and resource for artists and creatives to develop concepts dedicated to the interaction of the local social, cultural and economic morphology & contemporary art practices. It encourages socially innovative art processes and provides a framework in which various strategies and challenges can be shared and critically assessed. AIR-L seeks to deepen conversations around sustainability where artists from different geographies can collaboratively and collectively reflect and deepen conversations around sustainability through ongoing practice and research.
Visual arts and creatives combining drawing, performance, sound, with generative processes or code-based practices.
Khoj International Artists AssociationNew Delhi, IndiaKhoj is an autonomous not-for-profit contemporary arts organization created in 1997. Through international, on-site, off-site and often hyper local programmes and residencies Khoj supports and incubates emerging, experimental and transdisciplinary creative practices and pedagogies that look at art and its various intersections with other disciplines such as gender, urbanisms, ecology, technology and social practice. The residency at Khoj provides time and space to the artists to engage, respond and present their work in a historical socio-economic context, allowing for inclusivity, participation, and artistic interventions, in small but palpable ways. The residency acts as a platform for dialogue, experimentation, and exchange, supporting the development of their artistic practice while building a forum and a network of interdisciplinary artists.Visual Arts, Sonic Art, Installation, Sculpture, Digital Art
Adishakti Theatre Arts Laboratory For Theatre Art ResearchPuducherry, IndiaAdishakti is a contemporary theatre research and repertory company founded by thespian the late Veenapani Chawla in Mumbai in 1981. After developing and performing our first five productions in Mumbai we are now operating from our three-and-a-half-acre campus near Auroville, Pondicherry.Visual arts, Performance, Theatre, Research, Traditional arts
The Alice Boner InstituteVaranasi, IndiaThe Alice Boner Institute (ABI) residency programme is open to artists in the broadest sense of the word. This includes visual artists, writers, curators and scholars.
Located at Assi Ghat on the banks of the river Ganga, the ABI is an old house with heritage architecture. It was once the home of the Swiss artist and scholar, Padma Bhushan Dr. Alice Boner, from 1935 to 1978.
Today the Institute is a residency space for artisitc and academic research.
Residencies are typically offered for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. During the course of their stay, residents are expected to engage with other institutional networks as well as hold presentations, readings, and workshops for a public audience. Residents at the Institute are provided with comfortable living, and studio facilities, and meals from the in-house kitchen. Wi-fi, laundry and research asssitance are also provided.
The interior of the Institute can host intimate exhibitions, and a modest venue on the terrace can be used for short performances and screenings.
Short stays of less than 3 weeks or weekend visits do not fulfill the criteria of the residency programme. The programme will be most beneficial to individuals whose research deals with the arts of India, or for whom the cultural context of Varanasi is integral.
Multidiscipline. Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Film & Photography, Urbanism, Architecture, Curatorial Studies
BikalpaKathmandu, NepalBikalpa Art Foundation offers seasonal residency programs throughout the year. The residency consists of six weeks of studio work and a week-long open studio/ exhibition at the end. The type of exhibition will depend on the nature/ form of artwork produced by the artist during the residency period. The artist will also be given an opportunity to engage in different sociocultural activities, interactions, workshops, presentations, networking, and artist gatherings during the residency.Multidiscipline including performance art, multimedia, film/ video, installation, sound, photography, experimental music, and any other forms of visual arts, also literature and curation.
Kaalo 101Kathmandu, NepalAt Kaalo.101, we aim to create a socially conscious, completely independent creative space that uses art to uplift emerging Nepali artists while engaging with our surrounding physical, social and cultural environment through an accessible, communicative and collaborative exchange.

Kaalo.101 is not only a physical space but also a safe and comfortable home for our diverse and transcultural family of versatile artists and activists. We support people with questions and aim to offer a safe environment to present any kind of contemporary art and express criticism by providing solidarity and empowerment. We value the vibe of an accepting and supporting family and don’t try to fit anybody’s ideas about art and society but explore our own possibilities, values, beliefs and non-hierarchical coexistence. We encourage individuality and empower people to go beyond what they expect is possible  ⁠— we aren’t just an art space but a living, breathing house. Our space, the art in it and the connected community try to relate Nepal’s cultures, histories and heritage with contemporary perspectives to share experimental works and thoughts that connect to both contexts. This juxtaposition of our physical and cultural setting with contemporary, critical and progressive approaches, alongside our majorly Nepali (but as well international) community, gives us fertile ground to continually learn, unlearn and relearn from each other and the space around us.
Visual Arts, Music & Sound, Literature, Performance, Research
Matca Space for PhotographyHa Noi, VietnamMatca’s residency space is on the 6th floor of the creative complex at 48 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, on top of Sóng Sánh Café, Matca Space for Photography, and our studio. Located at the political center of Vietnam, it is immediately surrounded by sights of historical significance including the Ho Chi Minh Museum, B-52 Lake, and Lenin Park where skateboarders hang out every afternoon. The quaint neighborhood will also provide artists with fascinating insights into local life as well as the city’s booming art scene. Supermarkets, public transport, and many well-known food and drink establishments are within walking distance.

The residency is intended for lens-based practitioners and will suit those seeking a space to pursue their personal endeavors. Artists in residence will also have access to our photobook collection and frequent rotation of activities such as exhibitions, talks and book showcases often attended by young, intellectually curious audiences.
Visual arts, Photography

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Ich bin eine Künstlerin bzw. ein Künstler aus Südasien. Welche Fördermöglichkeiten bietet Pro Helvetia?

Unsere Förderangebote sind beschrieben unter Förderung finden. Stellen Sie sicher, die passenden Parameter einzustellen.

Ich möchte ein Buch aus der Schweiz in eine südasiatische Sprache übersetzen. Kann Pro Helvetia mich finanziell unterstützen?

Ja. Pro Helvetia fördert die Übersetzung der Werke von Schweizer Autorinnen und Autoren in andere Sprachen. Alle relevanten Fördermassnahmen finden Sie unter Förderung finden.

Ich bin eine Künstlerin bzw. ein Künstler aus Südasien und möchte meine Arbeit in der Schweiz präsentieren. Kann Pro Helvetia mich finanziell unterstützen?

Nein. Wir unterstützen in der Regel keine Präsentation von Produktionen in der Schweiz, zum Beispiel durch Ausstellungen und Tourneen. Bitte informieren Sie sich auf artlink über Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten für die Präsentation von Produktionen in der Schweiz.

Kann ich mich um ein Projekt in einem Land bewerben, das in der Region Südasien noch nicht vertreten ist?

Nein. Bitte prüfen Sie die Regionen, die von unseren anderen Verbindungsbüros abgedeckt werden, um festzustellen, welches Büro für Sie zuständig ist.

Kann ich mich um eine Residenz bei einem Partnerin oder einem Partner bewerben, der noch nicht Ihrer Liste aufgeführt ist?

Ja. Wir arbeiten mit einem Netzwerk von Organisationen zusammen, die Gastresidenzen durchführen können, und versuchen, jedes Projekt so weit wie möglich an die Bedürfnisse der einzelnen Kulturschaffenden anzupassen. Bewerberinnen und Bewerber sind eingeladen, die Organisationen in Betracht zu ziehen, die aufgeführt sind. Sie sind jedoch nicht darauf beschränkt.

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