Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Performing Arts

Swiss Connection UK: Residencies 2024

Residencies at four different institutions in the United Kingdom: Fierce Festival Birmingham, Brixton House London, Marlborough Productions Brighton, HOME Manchester. As part of Pro Helvetia’s Swiss Connection UK programme we are thrilled to announce a second round of residencies for Swiss based arts practitioners at various theatres and festivals in the United Kingdom for 2024. …

Performing Arts

Édition spéciale CN D Paris

La Belle Ouvrage and the CN D Centre national de la Danse have been offering the Édition spéciale choreography training programme since 2016. Designed as four week-long modules held between February and July, this programme enables a group of ten choreographers to work together, challenge their artistic practice, elevate their management skills and position themselves in …

© Monika Truong
Performing Arts

Swiss Connection UK: Residencies 2023

Residencies – online or on site – at four different institutions in the United Kingdom: Fierce Festival Birmingham, Royal Court London, Brixton House London, HOME Manchester. During the Covid pandemic, Pro Helvetia organised online residencies for Swiss arts practitioners at various theatres and festivals in the United Kingdom. The offer was met with great interest …

Lara Dâmaso, «Echo Chambers», 2022, multimedia installation: curtains, three-channel sound installation, performances, silk, lace, satin ribbons. Varying duration, loop. In collaboration with Blanca Bianchi. View of the exhibition ECHOES at Krone Couronne, Switzerland. Photo: © Guadalupe Ruiz
Performing Arts

Focus on Switzerland at Centre Pompidou «Move» Festival

The 7th edition of “Move” festival at Centre Pompidou, with special focus on female and Swiss artistic production, will take place in Paris from 15 June to 2 July 2023.  Pro Helvetia and the Centre culturel suisse de Paris (CCS) are involved in the festival for the first time, providing support for the Swiss contribution. …

Cécile © Mathilda Olmi
Performing Arts

Sélection Suisse en Avignon 2023

We are excited to announce the program of this year’s “Sélection Suisse en Avignon” 2023 – the first time under the artistic direction of Esther Welger-Barboza. You can experience an exceptional number of curated Swiss stage productions at the Festival d’Avignon OFF, taking place from 8 – 23 July 2023. The Festival d’Avignon (from 7 to 26 July …

Illustration «Compass» © Mirjana Farkas
Performing Arts

Call for applications «COMPASS»

With COMPASS, Pro Helvetia aims to support emerging companies with initial guest performance experience in developing strategies and work structures for their international touring activities. There are numerous platforms in Switzerland for initial or short productions by emerging companies, or for participation in national residency or touring programmes. At an international level, however, emerging companies …

Performing Arts

Swiss Focus at La Biennale de Toulouse

Seventeen dance, theatre, circus and performance projects by Swiss arts companies will be on show in Toulouse from 29 September to 15 October 2022. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is supporting the presentation of these guest performances and thus further strengthening the visibility and international dissemination of Swiss performing arts. Initiated in 2019 by …

Guide to Surviving Masculinist Territory (Pintozor)
Performing Arts

Swiss Selection Edinburgh 2022

With «Swiss Selection Edinburgh», we enable selected Swiss groups and artists to present their works at The Fringe festival in Edinburgh, the most important performing arts festival in the Anglo-Saxon world. This showcase will include spanning real life experiences of motherhood, a fascinating study into the dark world of ‘incels’ and personal testimonies of shame. …

Performing Arts

Sélection suisse en Avignon 2022

The Festival d’Avignon (from 7 to 26 July 2022) is one of the leading festivals worldwide for performing arts and attracts a large number of visitors each year, including numerous event organisers and festival managers. Since 2016, «Sélection suisse en Avignon» has been sending a curated selection of Swiss stage productions to the Festival d’Avignon …

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 …

Impulse Theaterfestival 2019 © Robin Junicke
Performing Arts

Networking at the Impulse Theater Festival

The Impulse Theater Festival in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Cologne und Düsseldorf is one of the most important platforms for independent theatre in the German-speaking area. Each year, NRW KULTURsekretariat‘s Impulse Festival presents exemplary works that have been produced outside the traditional system of city theatres and that test, question and expend the medium of …

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. By …

Collage Swiss Selection Edinburgh: Ntando Cele, Alan Alpenfelt, Trân Tran © Pro Helvetia
Performing Arts

Swiss Selection Live in London 2022

After a second year of being unable to present live work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the artists selected for 2021 will now showcase their work in front of an audience at Brixton House Theatre in London. Discover the «Swiss Selection Live» with Ntando Cele, Trân Tran and Alan Alpenfelt in the video or live on site in London from …

Ruth Childs / Scarlett’s (CH/US): fantasia; [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series © Marie Magnin
Performing Arts

14 Swiss dance productions live in Vienna

The Swiss dance scene has been selected as a special focus of this summer’s ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. This represents a great tribute from one of the world’s most important festivals for contemporary dance and performance. After having been postponed last year owing to the pandemic, this year’s edition is due to run …


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.