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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:
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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 current 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 currently doing their utmost to come up with pragmatic solutions and offers of aid.

With this webpage we want to provide information on the latest developments in the cultural sector for cultural practitioners as quickly as possible. 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.

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

UPDATE – 27 May: Decision of the Federal Council (German, French or Italian)

UPDATE – 13 May: The Federal Council extends the duration of the COVID Culture Ordinance (German, French or Italian)

Press release Federal Office of Culture – 6 April 2020 (German, French or Italian):
COVID-Unterstützung für den Kultursektor: Gesuche können eingereicht werden 

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

Emergency aid

Compensation for losses

Financial support

Easing measures in the cultral sector

Call for Applications

«Close Distance»
Submission deadline: 3 June 2020

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Further information

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is adapting its funding practice to the current situation as far as possible.

Promotional Practise and Handling of Applications

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is demonstrating flexibility in its overall handling of grants for artistic projects impacted by the situation around the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Pro Helvetia’s handling of applications and support varies depending on the type of project and the date of realisation. In the case of projects for which Pro Helvetia had already made a positive grant decision before 25 March 2020 and which could not or cannot be realised in the foreseen way due to the Covid-19 crisis, Pro Helvetia is committed to covering costs already incurred up to the amount of support granted. In cases of artistic creation, the Arts Council in general attempts to continue granting support in the habitual way. Finally, regarding all applications for grants that had not yet been decided on by 25 March 2020, Pro Helvetia will show the same flexibility, while leaving the decision of whether or not to accept an application for support to the division concerned with the normal criteria remaining in force. The decisions will also be weighed according to 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.

Temporary support measures

In the lockdown phase, Pro Helvetia launched a call for projects from all arts disciplines entitled «Close Distance – Seeking New Cultural Formats». The divisions involved are currently assessing the medium-term impact of Covid-19 on the cultural scene and are looking into the development of temporary support measures. Further information will be provided in due course.

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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Design & Interactive media

Literature

Music

Dance & Theatre

Visual Arts

International

Loss of artist fees and income

Donations

Relevant articles & media clips

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

Some of the information linked on this page is only available in certain languages, therefore it has been maintained in its original language.

Showcase for current projects by Swiss artists and cultural practitioners: The compilation is based on information that we receive and is constantly updated.

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Literature

Music

Dance & Theatre

Visual Arts

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International

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