Our Offices & Partners Abroad


High priority jazz promotion

Swiss bands schnellertollermeier and The Great Harry Hillmann will benefit of a three-year grant to enhance their presence on the international scene.


Swiss whodunnits in Lyon

The 12th edition of the Festival «Quais du Polar» in Lyon, running from 1 to 3 April, will focus on francophone literature. Swiss crime novels will be represented by four authors of the French-speaking part of Switzerland.


«Swiss Window in Asia»

From Shanghai to Beijing, passing through Hong Kong and Macao, six artists of the Swiss contemporary arts scene are currently on tour in China as part of the «Swiss Window in Asia» program.


Arab Literature Days

From 26 to 28 February, exponents of the Arab literary scene will discuss their visions and experiences between newly found freedom and growing constrictions.


Traditions in images

The state of Fribourg launches the project «Living traditions in images: innovate, share, link» that allows everybody to document living traditions from a contemporary perspective.


Days of Arabic Literature

The Literaturhaus Zurich has invited authors, translators and publishers from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon und Tunisia, together with their Swiss counterparts, to take part in the Days of Arabic Literature from 26 to 28 February 2016.


Call for applications

The Rijksakademie in Amsterdam calls for applications for their 2017 residencies. Pro Helvetia supports promising Swiss talents in their application.


The latest issue of Passages is out!

This issue focuses on 75 years of arts and culture in Switzerland and features contemporary artists such as Giovanni Orelli, Christian Marclay, La Ribot, Valentina Vuksic and Nadja Räss.


Swiss games on the rise

Swiss games are able to look back on a very successful year. Pro Helvetia continues to support game studios financially and helps enhancing their international presence.