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06.05.2021 Architecture Biennale
Press conference invitation
Swiss Pavilion Biennale Architettura 2021

Accredit by Friday, 14 May specifying in person or online attendance via this form to receive confirmation. The exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice ties the physical reality of the Swiss border to its political and social issues, thus drawing up a new perception for these inhabited territories. The …

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Swiss Pavilion Biennale Architettura 2021"

20.04.2021 Performing Arts
Funding agreements with independent performing arts groups

Several Swiss cities and cantons and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia have awarded «Cooperative Funding Agreements» to 13 performing arts groups for the 2021–2023 period. «Cooperative Funding Agreements» are a joint funding instrument of the cities, cantons and Pro Helvetia. Established in 2006 and continuously developed since, this targeted measure significantly consolidates the working …

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14.04.2021 Uncategorised
«Connect»: at the intersection of art and science

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Arts at CERN are launching «Connect», a residency programme at the intersection of science and artistic research with a focus on cultural exchange. «Connect» is hosted in cooperation with science organisations and experimental facilities in Switzerland and worldwide. As part of Pro Helvetia’s «Art, Science and Technology» focus …

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08.04.2021 Architecture Biennale
Oræ – Experiences on the Border

Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia The exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice ties the physical reality of the Swiss border to its political and social issues, thus drawing up a new perception for these inhabited territories. The outbreak of the …

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16.03.2021 The Arts Council
Creating perspectives: Pro Helvetia is adjusting its funding measures

One year ago today, the Federal Council implemented the first lockdown, since when the cultural sector has been in crisis. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is observing the situation with great concern and has therefore developed a special package of funding measures: «Bridges to the Future». The measures include adjustments to the funding activities …

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09.02.2021 Offices abroad
Building horizons: the 2022 renovation of the Centre culturel suisse in Paris

The architects appointed for the renovation of the Centre culturel suisse (CCS) are Thomas Raynaud (Paris) and Truwant + Rodet + (Basel). The binational team has been selected by a panel of experts following a call for tenders issued by the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL). Building work is scheduled to begin in …

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14.01.2021 Visual Arts
«Architecture Matters»: 21 projects supported in a remarkably successful call for applications.

Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia supported 21 projects from all over Switzerland. Projects were selected by a jury from over 150 highly diverse submissions. The thematic and formal variety of the proposals reflects the remarkable liveliness and creativity of Swiss architecture. Launched by Pro Helvetia in August 2020, in response to the postponement of the …

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01.12.2020 Design, Interactive Media
Long-term support of design and interactive media

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is officially establishing «Design & Interactive Media» as a fully-fledged division offering long-term support to Swiss creatives in these two branches as of 2021. The creation of a new division «Design & Interactive Media» comes as the highlight programme «New models of collaboration – Culture and Business» draws to …

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27.10.2020 Global Network
Pro Helvetia to open office in South America

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is due to open an office in South America in 2021, with staff members located in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, as a follow-up to the successful «COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges» programme. The programme was launched in 2017. It supported numerous projects by Swiss artists …

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20.08.2020 The Arts Council, Innovation & Society
Call for COVID-19 projects a success

Shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia launched a call for projects under the title «Close Distance». The aim was to encourage cultural practitioners and institutions to develop new formats containing innovative ways of coping with restricted mobility. Within two months, nearly 600 projects were submitted proposing new …

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02.07.2020 Literature
Work grants for literature: new fiction in the making

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has this year awarded work grants to 21 authors from all four linguistic regions in Switzerland for a literary project. The selected projects include works of poetry as well as numerous novels by established and up-and-coming voices.   With work grants amounting to CHF 25,000 each, the Swiss Arts …

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30.04.2020 Uncategorised
PolARTS: Researchers and artists join forces

With their PolARTS initiative, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Polar Institute are enabling nine personalities from the worlds of art and polar research to collaborate in tandems.   On the recommendation of an external jury, the Arts Council selected four out of the 15 tandems that had applied. The tandems chosen combine, …

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21.04.2020 Literature, Visual Arts
Pro Helvetia Strengthens Support for Comics

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is seeking applications for work grants and is unifying its existing support instruments in the field of comics. The aim is to provide more comprehensive support to the Swiss comics scene. The work grants for comics productions are to help consolidate comics as an independent art discipline and close …

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07.04.2020 Uncategorised
Close Distance instead of cultural distancing – Pro Helvetia supports new cultural formats

In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is launching a call for projects for new formats that enable art production and reception to continue despite restrictions on mobility and gatherings. With its call for projects named «Close Distance», Pro Helvetia is inviting cultural practitioners and institutions to use the current lockdown as an opportunity to develop new formats that do …

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28.01.2020 Uncategorised
Latifa Echakhch selected for Swiss Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2021

On jury recommendation, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has chosen to entrust the Swiss Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia to the artist Latifa Echakhch. Living in Fully (Switzerland) with a French-Moroccan background, she has gained considerable international renown over many years in the contemporary art world.   …

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