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Online magazine V/A – Various Artists

The new online magazine V/A – Various Artists initiated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has now gone live. V/A – Various Artists is an editorially independent publication aimed at internationally active arts and cultural practitioners with the intention of sharing their perspectives, experiences and practices in selected contributions. V/A offers a forum for …

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Best wishes for 2021!

Selected as part of the «Close Distance» call for applications, «Mass Files» represents a (almost) silent reflection on 2020 and allows a serene passage towards 2021. «Mass Files» is an archive of auditory urban landscapes captured around the globe (including the locations of the Pro Helvetia liaison offices). Professional sound recordists and artists were invited …

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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 …

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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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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.


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.