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«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 …

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«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 …

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«We are here for you»

On the Situation in the Cultural Sector and our Responsibility Due to the global impact of coronavirus, cultural life as well as social life has ground to a virtual halt. Since the beginning of this week, Pro Helvetia’s staff members have been working from home, while cultural events and projects are being postponed or cancelled all …

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Best wishes for 2019!

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia supports Swiss children’s and youth literature. It is the main partner of the Swiss presence as guest country at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019. 2: Mirjana Farkas Mirjana Farkas was born in Geneva in 1979. After earning a degree in history she studied illustration at the Escola Massana in …

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A bright new year!

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia wishes you a bright 2017 BIG-GAME, CHOUETTES, set of three wooden owls for the French brand designerbox, 2015. Part of the BIG-GAME Q&A exhibition organised by Pro Helvetia New Delhi, October 2016.