With our «Viavai – Contrabbando culturale Svizzera-Lombardia» programme running from 2013 to 2015, we initiated cooperation between cultural practitioners in the border regions between Italy and Switzerland.
As part of the cross-border cooperation set in motion by «Viavai», the cantons of Ticino and Valais plus the region of Lombardy, with the support of Pro Helvetia, will promote three projects called «Viavai+» in the 2017-18 period with the aim of strengthening contacts between cultural practitioners in these regions.
- the creative labs serve to create cross-border partnerships through the reciprocal development of project ideas in all artistic disciplines;
- the residence exchange allows six visual artists to stay in the partner regions;
- the performing arts network supports the dissemination of theatre and dance works with a contribution to the circulation of six companies from the participating regions.
- Canton of Ticino
- Canton of Valais
- Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
(Photo: «Peut-on être révolutionnaire et aimer les fleurs?», a bilingual FR/IT play by Dorothée Thébert and Filippo Filliger © Dorothée Thébert Filliger)