Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Organisational Chart

The Board of Trustees is responsible for Pro Helvetia’s strategy and governance. It lays down the Arts Council’s guidelines and the focal points of its activities and supervises its management.

The Director leads the Head Office and heads the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the strategy and the promotional operations.

The sectors and divisions process applications for financial support, develop promotional concepts and measures, are responsible for dissemination and promotional projects, advise event organisers and arts practitioners, provide services and assistance for the offices abroad and implement initiatives of their own.

The Head Office is located in Zurich. Outside Switzerland, the Arts Council maintains seven offices. These comprise the liaison offices in Johannesburg, Cairo, Moscow, New Delhi, Shanghai and South America and the Centre culturel suisse in Paris.

On request, the Committee of Experts, various juries and selected External Experts assess applications for support and projects planned by Pro Helvetia and advise the Arts Council in matters of content.

Further information on Pro Helvetia’s organisation can be found in the Internal Rules of Procedure (Geschäftsordnung) and the Grant Ordinance (Beitragsverordnung).

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.