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Performing Arts: Adapted funding measures

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Felizitas Ammann

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The pandemic has had a lasting impact on the production and touring activities in the performing arts at national and international level. We have implemented two measures in this context: the promotion of digital and hybrid productions as a new artistic field, and a call for projects focusing on forward-looking and sustainable strategies and modes of operation in the area of cultural diffusion.

Call for applications

With its call for applications «fu:tour», Pro Helvetia aims to support diffusion managers of independent Swiss groups and artists in the strengthening of their networks and the development of sustainable strategies for international tours and collaboration projects.

Adjustments to the funding measures

The past few months saw a lot of performing arts productions experimenting with digital and hybrid formats. Digital productions have by now established themselves not only as a stop-gap for live performances, but also as an artistic form in its own right or at least as an exciting alternative to on-site performances. We would now like to expand our promotion instruments to include such new formats. This applies in particular to the support of new productions and their national and international tours.

The following measures are adjusted:

For Performing Artists

Productions: new productions

Pro Helvetia supports productions (including digital and hybrid productions) by independent companies and artists. To be eligible for funding, applicants must provide evidence that their production can be performed several times at least at one cross-regionally recognised venue in Switzerland. The assessment process prioritises projects according to their artistic relevance, the number and quality of co-producers and performance dates, and touring potential.

See guidelines for applicants chapter 2.1.1

Guest performances outside Switzerland

Pro Helvetia supports guest performances at internationally recognised venues and festivals that make appropriate financial contributions. Funding is based on the amount of travel and transport costs. In the case of guest performances by independent companies and artists, additional funding may be granted for tour promoting activities. In the case of guest performances of digital or hybrid productions, the funding may cover some of the realisation costs (e.g. for technology or adaptation) instead of the travel costs.

See guidelines for applicants chapter 2.1.3

For Event Organisers

Guest performances in Switzerland

Pro Helvetia supports guest performances in Switzerland’s other language regions. Funding is based on the amount of travel and transport costs. With independent companies and artists, Pro Helvetia also covers a maximum of one third of artist fees. In the case of guest performances of digital or hybrid productions, the funding may cover some of the realisation costs (e.g. for technology or adaptation) instead of the travel costs.

See guidelines for applicants chapter 2.2.1

Guest performances outside Switzerland

Pro Helvetia supports guest performances at internationally recognised venues and festivals that make appropriate financial contributions. Funding is based on the amount of travel and transport costs. In the case of guest performances of digital or hybrid productions, the funding may cover some of the realisation costs (e.g. for technology or adaptation) instead of the travel costs.

See guidelines for applicants chapter 2.2.2

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