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Do you have any important information you would like to share with cultural practitioners or organizations in cultural promotion? Please send it to:
infopoint@prohelvetia.ch

The information on this page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Some of the information linked on this page is only available in certain languages, therefore it has been maintained in its original language.

The situation in connection with Covid-19 poses an enormous challenge for the entire arts scene in Switzerland. The Swiss Confederation, cantons, municipalities, foundations, associations and cultural practitioners are continuously working on solutions and offers of aid. On this page you will find the latest information on federal measures, information on Pro Helvetia’s funding measures and calls for proposals, as well as links to websites of associations and other cultural actors in various disciplines.

Furthermore, we ask you to share important information for cultural practitioners and organisations promoting artistic and cultural creation via the above-mentioned email address.

Please note: This platform was established in order to exchange information and is not a hotline.

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An overview and regularly updated information on federal measures to soften the economic consequences of coronavirus in the cultural sector can be found on the Confederation website (German, French or Italian).

Check the different options to see if they apply to your situation.

Suisseculture Sociale and the cantons are responsible for the allocation of funds.

Emergency aid

Compensation for losses

Financial support

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Further information

During the Covid 19 pandemic, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia adjusted its funding practices in selected areas to the prevailing circumstances in 2020 and 2021. As of 2022, many of the tested measures have been incorporated into the foundation’s regular funding portfolio.

Promotional Practise and Handling of Applications

Please note, that Pro Helvetia expects incoming applications to adhere to COVID19 related public health and safety measures. Decision making will consider the likelihood of the project being realised under the Covid-19 related measures in force in the country or region concerned. For further questions, please contact the responsible division.

Adjusted Funding Measures and Calls for Applications

«To-gather» International Collaboration (2021)

In 2021, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia launched a call to support the development and testing of new frameworks and methodologies for working internationally. The «To-gather» International Collaboration call supports 2–3-year collaborations between arts practitioners, cultural organisations and institutions in Switzerland and their counterparts in the regions of the Pro Helvetia liaison offices.

To the selected projects

«Bridges to the Future» (2021)

In 2021, the «Bridges to the Future» package of measures has been introduced in various disciplines in response to the pandemic. Pro Helvetia has also launched several calls for applications offering artists and cultural practitioners the opportunity to continue developing their ideas and formats and to create a basis for the future. Special emphasis has been given to new models of dissemination, visibility and networking.

«Close Distance» (2020)

The 2020 corona crisis prompted the Arts Council to adapt its funding measures through new initiatives. Launched in April, «Close Distance», the transdisciplinary call for projects, sought new formats to enable the production and dissemination of artistic works despite restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly. The call supported nearly 60 projects, online or analogue, in the Visual Arts, Music, Performing Arts and Literature.

To the press release

Send us your Inputs

Do you have any important information you would like to share with cultural practitioners or organizations in cultural promotion? Please send it to:
infopoint@prohelvetia.ch

The information on this page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Some of the information linked on this page is only available in certain languages, therefore it has been maintained in its original language.

Here we provide information from the cultural sector for cultural practitioners and other interested parties, which is sent to us.

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Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Film

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International

Loss of artist fees and income

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