Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Factsheet: Performing Arts Development Grants

Pro Helvetia offers experienced and internationally active companies and artists from Switzerland the opportunity to reflect on their manner of working and to seek new paths. The grants can be used for strategic analysis and research, advancement of skills, or restructuring with the aim of sustainable artistic or structural development. Not eligible are content-related research work for future productions and professional retraining or courses. The process supported must be concluded within one year.

To be eligible for support, the independent companies or artists must have been professionally active cross-regionally and/or internationally for several years and regularly receive grants for tours from Pro Helvetia.


  • A development grant may cover all costs associated with carrying out the project.
  • The maximum contribution amounts to CHF 40,000.
  • A group may receive only one development grant in four years.

Application dossier

  • Description of the contents, methodology and objectives of the development measures (max. 2 A4 pages)
  • Schedule
  • Budget