Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Facts and Figures

As part of its Message on Culture, every four years parliament allocates a global budget to Pro Helvetia. For the period 2016-2020 (once for a period of five years) the Arts Council will receive 210,9 million francs.

Funding instalments 2016-2020

2016

38,8 million francs (actual instalment after budget cutback)
39,9 million francs (foreseen instalment according to the Message on Culture)

2017

40,1 million francs (actual instalment after budget cutback)
40,9 million francs (foreseen instalment according to the Message on Culture)

2018

40,3 million francs (actual instalment after budget cutback)
42,3 million francs (foreseen instalment according to the Message on Culture)

2019

41,1 million francs (actual instalment after budget cutback)
43,2 million francs (foreseen instalment according to the Message on Culture)

2020

44,6 million francs (foreseen instalment according to the Message on Culture)

Operational budget

87,2% of the CHF 42,4 million that Pro Helvetia spent in 2019 went directly to culture as follows

  • 41,2% for activities within Switzerland
  • 58,8% for activities abroad (39,8% in Europe)

(The calculation is based on the standards of the Zertifizierungsstelle für gemeinnützige Organisationen ZEWO).

 Grant applications

  • 5348 applications in 2019
  • 48,4% approval rate
  • minimum grant: ca 1000 francs (e.g. subsidy for travel expenses)
  • maximum grant: ca 250,000 francs (e.g. large scale project involving several disciplines)

Jobs

106 employees in Switzerland and abroad, 78,9 full-time positions.

Figures from 2019 annual report.