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 2021-2024 the Arts Council will receive 180,5 million francs.

Funding instalments 2020-2024

202042,7 million francs (actual installment after budget cutback)
44,6 million francs *
202143,0 million francs *
202244,3 million francs *
202345,8 million francs *
202447,4 million francs *
* (foreseen installment according to the Cultural Message)

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.