Funding areas
of Pro Helvetia


Pro Helvetia supports artistic projects and their dissemination in five disciplines. The foundation also organises residencies and research trips in Switzerland and around the world in all disciplines.


Pro Helvetia is committed to cultural policy topics that influence the working reality of artists. These are cross-disciplinary and include funding formats and working tools.


Three-month residencies

Mobility allows art practitioners to network, find inspiration and initiate new projects in intercultural contexts. Pro Helvetia supports this international exchange by offering three-month residencies for artists from Switzerland in the regions of its offices abroad as well as at the Swiss Institute New York. Conversely, they offer residencies in Switzerland for artists from the regions of the offices abroad.

Two- to four-week research trip

Pro Helvetia supports research trips (max. 4 weeks) to Switzerland and from Switzerland worldwide. Applications can be submitted by Swiss or Swiss-based cultural practitioners and those living in the regions covered by our liaison offices (Arab region, East Asia, South America, South Asia, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa).

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Contributions to the Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture organised by Pro Helvetia.

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