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Innovation & Society

Call for Applications «Expanding Perspectives»

How can new spaces for dialogue be opened up in which multiple actors can make themselves heard, share their knowledge and experience, and link up with one another? How can this lead to the exploration of new participatory and collaborative approaches and thus give rise to new forms of communication? What cultural and social networks …

Visual Connect India
Innovation & Society

«Connect»: The Residencies Programme by Arts at CERN and Pro Helvetia

Pro Helvetia and Arts at CERN, the official arts programme of CERN, have been organising residencies together since 2014. Building on this common experience, the two institutions are taking a further step towards their goal of strengthening the dialogue between arts and science with «Connect», a residency and cultural exchange programme for artists and cultural …

© Jean-Vincent Simonet
Innovation & Society

PolARTS: Call for proposals

PolARTS is a joint initiative of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Polar Institute to stimulate the exchange and foster the collaboration between art and science. The PolARTS initiative opens a space for new collaborative and explorative practices and supports the processes of transdisciplinary cooperation. This call for proposals is aimed at …

Collection Cahiers d'Artistes 2021 © Pro Helvetia
Visual Arts

Call for applications: Cahiers d’Artistes

Pro Helvetia’s Collection Cahiers d’Artistes enables artists to publish their first monograph. The series offers professionals of the art world as well as the general art audience a showcase for current trends in the Swiss art scene. Based on an artistic and design concept, the monographs provide an overview of an artist’s work, without presenting …

© Photography and image editing: Nadia Lanfranchi & Nina Oppliger / Gessnerallee Zürich
Innovation & Society

Diversity Tandem 2022 – call for applications

With the call for application “Diversity Tandem”, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is offering publicly supported cultural institutions and organisations an opportunity to assess their structures and to introduce a more diversity-oriented approach. The selected institutions and organisations take part in a two-day workshop and benefit from one-on-one advice on how to develop a …

Optical microscopy image of the cuticle scales of a Pachyrrhynchus weevil © Kenza Djeghdi
Innovation & Society

NanoARTS: Call for proposals

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) are looking for artists and scientists who are interested in collaborating, with the aim of stimulating exchanges between art, science and technology. The NanoARTS programme creates a space for new artistic approaches and explorative research practices by selecting and accompanying up to three …

© Martin Heynen
Innovation & Society

Call for Applications «Multiply Perspectives»

With its call for applications «Multiply Perspectives», the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia aims to support projects that seek innovative ways of thinking critically about art and culture and about their function in society as part of our thematic focus on «Critical Reflection». Funded projects should stimulate opinion-forming, multiple perspectives and critical discussion on the …

Impulse Theaterfestival 2019 © Robin Junicke
Performing Arts

Networking residency at Impulse Theater Festival

The Impulse Theater Festival in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Cologne und Düsseldorf has been the most important platform for independent performing arts in the German-speaking world for the past 30 years. Each year, NRW KULTURsekretariat‘s Impulse Festival presents exemplary works that have been produced outside the traditional system of city theatres and that test, expand, …

Photography and montage: Nadia Lanfranchi & Nina Oppliger
Innovation & Society

Results of «Diversity Tandem and Start Diversity» 2021

Results of «Diversity Tandem» call for applications 2021  In connection with its «Diversity and equality in the cultural sector» programme, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia launched a call for applications under the heading «Diversity Tandem» earlier this year with the aim of giving publicly supported cultural institutions and organisations the opportunity of examining their …