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Online promotion of Swiss literature and translation


Pro Helvetia promotes professional contemporary Swiss literary creation with a view to ensuring its diversity as well as its national and international reach. It supports the creation of new literary works and their translation, the dissemination of Swiss literature outside Switzerland and cultural exchange within Switzerland. As a national foundation, Pro Helvetia only supports projects of cross-regional or international significance and supplements the promotional activities of Switzerland’s cantons and cities.

What we support

The guidelines for applicants set out the procedure for submitting a funding application in the field of literature to the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. They also explain the assessment criteria, procedures, deadlines and appeals process.

Guidelines for Applicants: Literature

Pro Helvetia also supports events combining artistic disciplines as well as festivals that present productions from various artistic disciplines.

Open calls for applications

For information on additional formats that can be submitted on an ongoing basis, please refer to the guidelines.


Reina Gehrig
Head of Literature

Jennifer Bigelow
Literature Specialist (German)

Sina Chiavi
Literature Specialist

Adrian Flückiger
Literature Specialist

Ana Gysi
Literature Specialist (Italian)

Aurélia Maillard Despont
Literature Specialist (French)

Eva Stensrud
Literature Specialist (out of office, deputy Jennifer Bigelow)

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.