Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Pro Helvetia Cairo

We have been committed to cultural exchange between Switzerland and the Arab world through our liaison office in Cairo since 1988.

Areas of operation

Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Palestine and Morocco.

Activities

To raise awareness of Swiss culture around the world, we forge ties with local event organisers, develop and nurture long-term partnerships, initiate co-productions with artists from the regions concerned and organise residencies.

Key focus

The programme is interdisciplinary in nature. Special emphasis is placed on the disciplines of theatre, music and visual arts.

We focus on collaboration projects between cultural practitioners from Switzerland and the Arab world, various formats of exchange in connection with contemporary art and culture, and research residencies.

Team

Peter Fares
Head ad interim

Ashraf Beshir
Office Assistance & Messenger

Reem Hatem
Programme Manager - Literature & Performing Arts

Nihal Omar
Finance & Administration Manager

Nahla Soliman
Communication Manager