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01.11.2017
Pro Helvetia: Philippe Bischof takes the helm

Philippe Bischof is today assuming his post as new Director of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. He takes over from Sabina Schwarzenbach, who led the Arts Council on an interim basis. Philippe Bischof, former head of the canton of Basel-Stadt’s culture department, starts today in his position as Director of the Swiss Arts Council …

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26.10.2017
New promotion model for interactive media – from concept to market launch

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has developed a new promotion model with which it will, in a first instance, support 23 game design, virtual reality and other interactive media related projects. They emerged as winners from the Arts Council’s call for innovative projects combining creativity, technology and marketability. The international jury responsible for the …

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13.10.2017
Pro Helvetia boosts cultural collaboration with South America

Between 5 and 12 October, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia launched its latest programme called «COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges». The aim is to intensify ties between cultural practitioners and institutions from Switzerland and the Latin American continent. The programme also serves as a trial run in view of a future …

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03.10.2017
Frankfurt Book Fair – focus on French-language Swiss literature

Under the motto «Francfort en français», the 69th Frankfurt Book Fair is putting the spotlight on literature in French. The Romandie – Switzerland’s French-speaking region – will be represented by a delegation of 12 authors. Their works are available not only «en français», but also in German, which makes this a unique opportunity to spike …

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28.09.2017
Switzerland chosen as guest country for Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

Attracting around 27,000 visitors a year, the international Children’s Book Fair in Bologna is the world’s leading trade fair dedicated to the publishing industry for children and adolescents. The event is a meeting point and platform for publishers, booksellers, authors and illustrators. Switzerland’s nomination as guest of honour therefore represents a unique opportunity for professionals …

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21.09.2017
Jean-Marc Diébold appointed future Director of Centre culturel suisse in Paris

Jean-Marc Diébold has been named Director of the Centre culturel suisse in Paris (CCS) as of 1 October 2018. He succeeds Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser, who have jointly headed the CCS since 2008 and overseen its successful ongoing development into a multidisciplinary cultural centre. Mr Diébold is currently Head of the Bureau du Théâtre …

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06.09.2017
City Made: Urban Swiss Design

Booth No. 58 – London Design Junction About Pro Helvetia Pro Helvetia promotes Swiss arts and culture with a focus on diversity, high quality and innovation. In 2016, a new promotional strategy was launched aiming to support the development and execution of top-notch projects in all branches of design. Now embarking on their second consecutive …

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30.06.2017
«Svizzera 240» selected for the Architecture Biennale in 2018

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has decided, after a two-phase competition on a selective procedure basis, to entrust the realisation of the Swiss participation at the 16th Architecture Biennale of Venice in 2018 to Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor and Matthew van der Ploeg with their project «Svizzera 240». The Venice Architecture Biennale is considered …

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14.06.2017
Work grants 2017: love poetry and visions of the future

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is awarding 21 work grants this year to Swiss writers from all four linguistic regions in Switzerland. Thanks to the financial support provided, the authors are able to concentrate on a literary project over a certain period of time without being distracted by monetary concerns. A total of 126 …

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10.05.2017
Alain Berset to open Swiss Pavilion in Venice on Friday

The exhibition of the Swiss contribution at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will be opened on Friday 12 May by the Federal Councillor Alain Berset at Giardini della Biennale. Curator of the Swiss Pavilion Philipp Kaiser, nominated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, has invited the Geneva-born American Carol …

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04.04.2017
Philippe Bischof chosen as new Director of Pro Helvetia

One hundred and four candidates, one new Director. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia will in future be led by Philippe Bischof. He is currently head of cultural affairs in the canton of Basel-Stadt. The Board of Trustees of Pro Helvetia last night unanimously elected Philippe Bischof as the Swiss Arts Council’s future Director. He …

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03.03.2017
Swiss game studios shine at Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco closes today. Swiss game developers once again made a big impact at this world-class event, winning 6 out of 16 awards for emerging talents and thereby putting Switzerland to the top of the country ranking in this category. This also represents a major success for Pro Helvetia, …

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25.02.2017
Pro Helvetia opens liaison office in Moscow

Pro Helvetia is opening a liaison office in Moscow today. The Arts Council has already been operating in Russia since the end of 2012 via its successful «Swiss made in Russia» exchange programme. The new office will enable it to sustain and to strengthen relations built up through this programme. Over 1,000 events in approximately …

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