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Performing Arts

Retrospective «ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival»

This year’s «ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival» with its focus on Switzerland featured 14 Swiss dance productions that, supported by Pro Helvetia, presented contemporary Swiss dance in all its variety. We present three groups in the video below. Also featured are two participants from the ATLAS workshop and research programme for emerging artists. Mit …

07.09.2021
Performing Arts

Swiss Selection Edinburgh: Different platforms

Get to know the Swiss : Ntando Cele, Alan Alpenfelt & Trân Tran Swiss Selection Edinburgh platforms some of Switzerland’s most exciting artists at the world’s largest international arts festival. After a second year of being unable to present live work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pro Helvetia has created an ongoing digital initiative of …

23.08.2021
«To-gather» International Collaboration © Irene Schoch
Global Network

«To-gather»: Call for Applications

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the international art sector, limiting mobility and opportunities for international collaboration as well as revealing the very precarious realities of many arts practitioners, cultural organisations and institutions. The pandemic has also brought into stark relief the prevailing structural inequalities that continue to shape much of …

02.08.2021
Illustration "Apply now" © Pro Helvetia
The Arts Council

Overview of open calls for applications

The upcoming submission deadline for calls for application in the various disciplines is 1 September. For further information on open calls and forms of promotion Pro Helvetia offers, please visit our webpage: Design Innovation & Society Interactive Media Literature Music Performing Arts Visual Arts

11.06.2021
Swiss Selection Edinburgh

Swiss Selection Edinburgh: Winter Residencies

Following the success of the Summer Virtual Residencies in 2020, «Swiss Selection Edinburgh» of Pro Helvetia is proposing a new round of residencies over the winter. The program matches three Swiss artist/Companies of the performing arts with UK venues and festivals for a week-long virtual residency programme. The aim of the project is to build …

05.03.2021
Performing Arts, The Arts Council

Research Contributions Dance & Theatre

Over the past months, as a result of the rapidly changing situation with Covid-19, international groups had to adapt and revise their projects over and over again. Meanwhile, it has become apparent that cultural practitioners will have to and also want to change their ways of working in the medium and long term. Therefore, Pro …

10.11.2020
Swiss Virtual Residency 2020
Swiss Selection Edinburgh

Swiss Selection Edinburgh: Virtual Residencies 

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is partnering with three prominent UK arts venues to deliver a «virtual residency» programme. The Swiss artists taking part in the residencies would have been in the UK this August, presenting work as part of the Swiss Selection Edinburgh 2020 programme at the Edinburgh Fringe. But, as many other platforms, the Scottish performing arts festival …

20.07.2020
© It's Raining Elephants
The Arts Council

«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
© Mirjana Farkas
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
Summerhall
Theatre

A Flavour of Switzerland in Edinburgh

This August, four Swiss theatre companies and artists braved the rain of Scotland to present the first ever Swiss Selection Edinburgh, as part of the biggest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe. Daniel Hellmann’s «Traumboy», Anne Welenc’s «Traumgirl», Mats Staub’s «21» and Mercimax’s «8:8» were the shows selected to be a part of …

16.10.2019