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Phanee De Pool, Les Docks, 20.09.2020 © Aurelie Ayer
Music

Label Suisse: a kaleidoscope of Swiss music

From 16 to 28 September 2022, the tenth edition of the Label Suisse festival in Lausanne offers a three-day window to Swiss music. The festival, launched on the initiative of RTS (French-Swiss radio and television) in 2004, supported by Pro Helvetia and held once every two years, transcends individual genres and mirrors the diversity of …

07.09.2022
Music

Openlab: The Witness

Can conscious listening spark radical change? This is the question explored by the long-term project Openlab: The Witness. Artists, scientists and activists from all around the world work together with local communities and listen to messages coming from our endangered planet. Their findings are recorded in audio, video and text format and presented on an …

20.05.2022
Music

Podcast «Swiss Jazz Hour»

The online radio BOXOUT.FM based in New Delhi is putting a special focus on Swiss jazz with a podcast entitled Swiss Jazz Hour. Each of the six chapters is dedicated to a certain aspect of Swiss jazz: history of the genre, record labels, emerging jazz talents, jazz festivals, the role of traditional music in jazz, …

12.04.2022
Global Network & International Affairs

Selected Projects: «To-gather»

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has selected 31 projects to support the development and testing of new frameworks and methodologies for working internationally as part of the «To-gather» international collaboration. For the first time, «To-gather» supports 2–3-year collaborations between arts practitioners, cultural organisations and institutions in Switzerland and their counterparts in the regions of …

14.01.2022
Global Network & International Affairs

In/Out Festival

Connecting experimental music scenes in disparate locations The first edition of IN/OUT was initiated as a response to the pandemic in the context of COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Culture Exchanges to stimulate collaboration between experimental music scenes in South American. For this second edition supported by the Pro Helvetia liaison offices in South …

30.06.2021
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Innovation & Society

Results «Close Distance»

The call for projects under the heading «Close Distance» has now closed after two months and with 591 projects submitted. Pro Helvetia’s aim was to encourage the creation of art formats with an innovative approach to coping with the distance imposed by Covid-19 and its medium and long term impact.   «The overwhelming number of applications shows that …

09.06.2020
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The Arts Council

«Close Distance»: Seeking New Cultural Formats

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically reduced our mobility within a very short time, in some cases down to zero. Cultural life in public has ground to a halt. This unprecedented situation is posing great problems for the arts and cultural scene and requires innovative solutions. What creative strategies and alternative formats can be applied when …

07.04.2020
Music

«Interactions» – from Switzerland to Peru

«Interactions: A Guide to Swiss Underground Experimental Music» is a compilation of experimental music from Switzerland that has been released on the Peruvian label Buh Records. Nearly all of the 27 tracks by artists from different linguistic regions of Switzerland, were previously unreleased. They combine a wide variety of styles, ranging from free improvisation via …

19.11.2019
Music

Discover Soundscapes

Pro Helvetia provides annual grants for the production of sound recordings with international potential. A selection is presented below. Creating a new repertoire is key to the development and continued existence of a band or a musical project. This is why Pro Helvetia contributes to the production of new works of music. Each year around …

17.07.2019