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Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Arte 2022

«The Concert»: Latifa Echakhch’s Journey Through Space and Time Latifa Echakhch’s installation invites audiences to take a multi-facetted, anti-clockwise time trip. Folkloric sculptures enter into a dialogue with space and time. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has this year entrusted the Swiss Pavilion to the renowned artist Latifa Echakhch, who together with Francesco Stocchi, …

20.04.2022
Visual Arts

Press Conference: Swiss Pavilion 2022

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policyLearn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Recording of the press conference about the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022 from 20. April 2022.

Collection Cahiers d'Artistes 2021 © Pro Helvetia
Visual Arts

Call for applications: Cahiers d’Artistes

Pro Helvetia’s Collection Cahiers d’Artistes enables artists to publish their first monograph. The series offers professionals of the art world as well as the general art audience a showcase for current trends in the Swiss art scene. Based on an artistic and design concept, the monographs provide an overview of an artist’s work, without presenting …

02.03.2022
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
© Martin Heynen
Innovation & Society

Call for Applications «Multiply Perspectives»

With its call for applications «Multiply Perspectives», the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia aims to support projects that seek innovative ways of thinking critically about art and culture and about their function in society as part of our thematic focus on «Critical Reflection». Funded projects should stimulate opinion-forming, multiple perspectives and critical discussion on the …

03.01.2022
Visual Arts

Art at Hirschengraben

On 3 November 2021, a special cultural event is taking place at Pro Helvetia’s Head Office in Zurich: the inauguration of eight works of art created by Swiss artists specifically for this building and its outside spaces. On the opening day, visitors are invited to take part in guided tours as an introduction to the …

13.10.2021
Visual Arts

«Salon Suisse» 2021 – Bodily Encounters

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is the organiser of «Salon Suisse», an official collateral event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The series of lectures, debates and events set in Palazzo Trevisan offers opportunities to discuss architectural issues in a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere. This year’s «Salon Suisse» entitled …

10.09.2021
La femme à la mangue II, 2019 Tahiti © Namsa Leuba
Visual Arts

Summer of photography in Arles

The international photography festival «Les Rencontres d’Arles» opens in the week from 5 to 10 July 2021, during which photographers, editors, curators and other professionals in the field meet up in Arles to put their work on display, exchange ideas and make new discoveries. Switzerland is represented by Sabine Weiss, Namsa Leuba and Karlheinz Weinberger. …

30.06.2021
Swiss Pavilion in Venice
Visual Arts

Competition for Architecture Biennale 2023

The Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the most prominent platforms for architecture and urban planning worldwide. Its 18th edition is due to start in May 2023. For the third time, Pro Helvetia plans to choose the Swiss contribution by means of a competition. Eligible for participation are architects and interdisciplinary teams operating in the …

29.06.2021
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Visual Arts

Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice

The exhibition Oræ – Experiences on the Border in the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia from 22 May to 21 November 2021 ties the physical reality of the Swiss border to its political and social issues, thus drawing up a new perception for these inhabited territories. The …

15.06.2021
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Visual Arts

Cahiers d’Artistes 2021

The latest Collection Cahiers d’Artistes series is now available. With each Cahiers d’Artistes series, Pro Helvetia enables eight artists to have an initial monograph published to their name. A new series is issued every two years. The creative production of the artists selected this year is particularly diverse in terms of both content and form. …

11.06.2021
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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

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Literature, Visual Arts

Comics creation grants 2021

In connection with a two-year pilot project (2020/2021), Pro Helvetia is again awarding creation grants for Swiss creators of comics this year. The awarded sum of CHF 20,000 per grant is intended to ensure the realisation of selected projects in the comics field. Eligible for a creation grant are arts practitioners from Switzerland who are …

10.06.2021
Comic Illustration © Anna Sommer
Literature

Creation grants for 10 creators of comics

As a pilot project, Pro Helvetia is – for the first time – awarding creation grants to Swiss creators of comics in 2020 and 2021. The first call for projects closed in December and proved highly successful. 61 projects were submitted, 24 from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, 35 from the French-speaking part and 2 …

07.01.2021
© Maria Rehli
Visual Arts

Call for Applications «Architecture Matters»

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia supports a wide variety of architectural projects in Switzerland and abroad, such as exhibitions and publications. It is also responsible for organising Swiss contributions to Venice Architecture Biennale. Since the 2020 Biennale has been postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Pro Helvetia is now launching a …

14.09.2020