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.
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.
Head of Literature
Literature Specialist (German)
Literature Specialist (Italian)
Aurélia Maillard Despont
Literature Specialist (French)
Literature Specialist (out of office, deputy Jennifer Bigelow)