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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 here.

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

Additional measures to soften the economic effects of Covid-19 in the cultural sector are still being developed. The Federal Office of Culture (FOC) and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia are developing these with the cantons and Suisseculture Social. Suisseculture Sociale and the cantons are responsible for the allocation of funds.

Emergency aid

  • Cultural practitioners: Suisse culture Sociale
  • Cultural businesses: cantons [information will follow as soon as possible]

    Compensation for losses

  • Cultural practitioners and cultural businesses: cantons [information will follow as soon as possible]

    It is not possible to submit applications at the moment. Further information will follow as soon as possible.

    In the current situation, Pro Helvetia is committed to handling applications and projects as flexibly as possible. Already approved contributions to events that cannot take place due to restrictions can still be paid out, provided that recipients can prove that they have incurred the respective expenses. For further inquiries regarding the support of projects, please contact the respective division at Pro Helvetia.

    More information will be available soon.

    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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    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.

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