Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Three of our liaison offices celebrate anniversaries.
To the festivities

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 the Arts Council will receive 210,9 million francs.

Funding instalments 2016-2020

  • 2016: 39,9 million francs
    (reduced to 38,8 million francs due to budget cutback)
  • 2017: 40,9 million francs
    (reduced to 40,1 million francs due to budget cutback)
  • 2018: 42,3 million francs
  • 2019: 43,2 million francs
  • 2020: 44,6 million francs

Operational budget

87.6% of the CHF 36.6 million that Pro Helvetia spent in 2016 went directly to culture as follows

  • 37,6% for activities within Switzerland
  • 62,4% for activities abroad (39,6% in Europe)

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

 Grant applications

  • 4616 applications in 2016
  • 52,2% 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

90 employees in Switzerland and abroad, 72,6 full-time positions.

Status as of May 2017; figures from 2016 annual report.