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Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi © Pro Helvetia


Rachele Giudici Legittimo


Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S. Agnese
Dorsoduro 810
30123 Venezia
Vaporetto stop: Zattere or Accademia

Built in the 15th century, Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi is the seat of both the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Consulate in Venice. The cultural activities that are regularly organised there by Pro Helvetia on the one hand and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan on the other make the Palazzo an important venue for Swiss culture in Venice.

Besides events supplementing the exhibitions at the Swiss Pavilion during the Venice art and architecture biennials, Palazzo Trevisan also serves as venue for the concert and cultural event series entitled NEW ECHO SYSTEM, which focuses on experimental and on-site creational work. In parallel with this programme, Pro Helvetia offers theme-based residencies for Swiss cultural practitioners. Further information on the thematic fields in question can be found in the tabs.

Current information on events at Palazzo Trevisan are available on its Instagram channel.


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NEW ECHO SYSTEM, launched in 2021, focuses on experimental and on-site creation. This programme is multidisciplinary in approach and constantly under development.

NEW ECHO SYSTEM comprises a series of performances and concerts by Swiss and Italian artists from all disciplines who are united by a common language: contemporary music, be it jazz, electronic or experimental. The encounters focus on collaboration between the disciplines, from the research phase, conducted together at the Palazzo, to performance, either on-site or in cooperation with local institutions.

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Past events

Wednesday 12 July 2023, at 8 :30pm

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Friday, 4 February 2022, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi – in collaboration with Live Arts Cultures, Venice
Lorenza Dozio (choreography, research, dance)
Kerem Gelebek (dance)
Residency: 31 January – 5 February 2022

Friday, 18 March 2022, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi (tbc)
Ramon Oliveras (drums)
Francesca Pennini (choreography, dance)
Residency: 14-19 March 2022

Friday, 8 April 2022, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi – in coproduction with Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation
Kety Fusco (electric harp)
Gabriele Ottino + Sharon Ritossa (video)
Residency: 4-9 April 2022

Friday, 6 May 2022, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Elio Amberg e Noah Arnold (sax)
Christian Zemp (guitar)
Amadeus Fries (drums)
Residency: 2-7 May 2022

Thursday, 1 September, at 9 pm

Cortile della Filanda di Villa Romanin-Jacur, Salzano – in collaboration with
Jazz Area Metropolitana
Yumi Ito (vocalse-bass, keyboard)
Kuba Dworak (doublebass)
Iago Fernandez (drums)

Sunday, 18 September 2022, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi (tbc)
Ramon Oliveras (drums)
Francesca Pennini (choreography, dance)
Residency: 14-19 March 2022

Friday, 30 September 2022, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Iokoi (OUS) + collettivo VER-V
Residency: 26 September-1 October 2022

Friday, 21 October 2022, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi – in collaboration with Helicotrema Festival Audio
Alan Alpenfelt
Daniela Allocca
Alberto Barberis
Residency: 17-22 October 2022

Friday, 20 January 2023, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi

Friday, 10 February 2023, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Residency: 5 – 11 Februrary 2023 with participation of Marta Cuscunà

Friday, 10 March 2023, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Residency: 26 February – 10 March 2023

In collaboration with Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation

Wednesday, 15 – Tuesday, 21 March 2023, at 9 pm
TRICKSTER-P – Eutopia (theatre)

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi

In collaboration with Asteroide Amor (Fondazione di Venezia, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia – Teatro Ca’ Foscari a Santa Marta, Università IUAV di Venezia, Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale)

Event with admission limited to 20 spectators per performance. Online booking required:

– Friday 17 March, 7.00 p.m. (replica in Italian): https://forms.gle/38KJBjakCb6MsxTNA

– Saturday 18 March, 7 pm (replica in Italian): https://forms.gle/f3j4HNAxa5PNQYLy5

– Sunday 19 March, 6 pm (replica in Italian): https://forms.gle/nhW4tpgPaHgQoeyu8

For information please contact: eventisvizzeri@palazzotrevisan.it

*On 15,16 and 20 March, booking is handled by Teatro Ca’ Foscari in S.Marta. Info: www.unive.it/pag/44407/ and www.unive.it/pag/47916/

Friday, 5 May 2023, at 9 pm

at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Residency: 30 April – 5 May 2023

Next application deadline:

1 March 2024

submissions possible from January 2024 via



Martina Lughi
Global Encounters and Initiatives Specialist


In addition to this programme, Pro Helvetia offers thematic residencies for Swiss cultural practitioners. The aim of the studio residency in Venice is to support artistic research dedicated to the city’s cultural and social situation today and the transformation processes taking place there. The one-month or three-month residencies will allow participants, through their artistic practice, to engage in dialogue and build sustained relationships with representatives of various social groups in Venice.

Applications for participation in this residency programme may be submitted only in connection with the annual call for applications. The next call for applications – for a residency in 2024 – will be launched in January 2023. The application deadline is 1 March 2023. More info here.

Current and future residents

Three-month residencies 2024

  • Samrat Banerjee, Art, Science and Technology, Visual Arts, Switzerland and India
  • Marietta Eugster, Design, Switzerland

Two-month residencies 2024

  • Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Visual Arts (Photography), Switzerland
  • Eveline Wüthrich, Johannes Willi, Visual Arts, Switzerland

One-month residencies 2024

  • Darjan Hil, Nicole Lachenmeier, Design, Switzerland
  • Andrea Marioni, Mathilde Beetschen, Visual Arts, Switzerland

Three-month residencies 2022-23

  • Benjamin Ryser and Dorothy Wong Ka Chung, Visual Arts
  • Lukas Sanders, Performing Arts
  • Fabio Sonego, Visual Arts
  • Martin Perret, Music

One-month residencies 2022-23

  • Ramon de Marco, Music
  • Jasmin Bigler, Nicole Weibel, Visual Arts
  • Janine Schranz, Visual Arts

Past residents
  • Rahel Kraft, Visual Arts
  • Grégoire Henri Louis Guex-Crosier, Architecture
  • Dominique Lanz, Design
  • Cora Piantoni, Visual Arts
  • Mathias Ringgenberg, Performing
  • Marie Schumann, Visual Arts

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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.