Our Offices & Partners Abroad


Comics creation grants: Selected projects 2023

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia awards creation grants for comics and graphic novels to Swiss creators of comics. The grants are awarded once a year following the recommendation of a jury and amount to 20’000 CHF. This year, 42 projects were submitted, 17 of them from the German-speaking part of Switzerland and 25 from …


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 …

Shape Research, Courtesy of Christophe Guberan, Provided by Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council

A First at the Shenzhen Creative Week

A delegation of eight Swiss designers will be present at this year’s Shenzhen Creative Week, part of the most important furniture exhibition season in China. Backed by its Shanghai Liaison office, Pro Helvetia introduces these ingeniously innovative design studios to the Asian market and audience, highlighting Switzerland’s long-standing design tradition, with a focus on high …


Spotlight on Swiss games

The Zurich Game Festival Ludicious kicks off on 26 January at the city’s Kasernenareal. The festival, backed by Pro Helvetia, features conferences, workshops and match-making events, intending to give a boost to Swiss video game designers and help them forge international contacts. It is also aimed at non-professional game lovers, including children. One of the …

Late Shift

Award-winning Swiss game

The world’s first interactive film comes from Switzerland and has now garnered awards at the Game Connection Europe. Nominated six times, «Late Shift» came out top in the categories «Best Mobile/Tablets» and «Most Creative and Original». Players of «Late Shift» enter a cinematographic universe where their decisions can change the destiny of the hero, who …


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.