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13.10.2017
Pro Helvetia boosts cultural collaboration with South America

Between 5 and 12 October, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia launched its latest programme called «COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges». The aim is to intensify ties between cultural practitioners and institutions from Switzerland and the Latin American continent. The programme also serves as a trial run in view of a future …

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03.10.2017
Frankfurt Book Fair – focus on French-language Swiss literature

Under the motto «Francfort en français», the 69th Frankfurt Book Fair is putting the spotlight on literature in French. The Romandie – Switzerland’s French-speaking region – will be represented by a delegation of 12 authors. Their works are available not only «en français», but also in German, which makes this a unique opportunity to spike …

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28.09.2017
Switzerland chosen as guest country for Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

Attracting around 27,000 visitors a year, the international Children’s Book Fair in Bologna is the world’s leading trade fair dedicated to the publishing industry for children and adolescents. The event is a meeting point and platform for publishers, booksellers, authors and illustrators. Switzerland’s nomination as guest of honour therefore represents a unique opportunity for professionals …

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21.09.2017
Jean-Marc Diébold appointed future Director of Centre culturel suisse in Paris

Jean-Marc Diébold has been named Director of the Centre culturel suisse in Paris (CCS) as of 1 October 2018. He succeeds Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser, who have jointly headed the CCS since 2008 and overseen its successful ongoing development into a multidisciplinary cultural centre. Mr Diébold is currently Head of the Bureau du Théâtre …

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06.09.2017
City Made: Urban Swiss Design

Booth No. 58 – London Design Junction About Pro Helvetia Pro Helvetia promotes Swiss arts and culture with a focus on diversity, high quality and innovation. In 2016, a new promotional strategy was launched aiming to support the development and execution of top-notch projects in all branches of design. Now embarking on their second consecutive …

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30.06.2017
«Svizzera 240» selected for the Architecture Biennale in 2018

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has decided, after a two-phase competition on a selective procedure basis, to entrust the realisation of the Swiss participation at the 16th Architecture Biennale of Venice in 2018 to Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor and Matthew van der Ploeg with their project «Svizzera 240». The Venice Architecture Biennale is considered …

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14.06.2017
Work grants 2017: love poetry and visions of the future

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is awarding 21 work grants this year to Swiss writers from all four linguistic regions in Switzerland. Thanks to the financial support provided, the authors are able to concentrate on a literary project over a certain period of time without being distracted by monetary concerns. A total of 126 …

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10.05.2017
Alain Berset to open Swiss Pavilion in Venice on Friday

The exhibition of the Swiss contribution at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will be opened on Friday 12 May by the Federal Councillor Alain Berset at Giardini della Biennale. Curator of the Swiss Pavilion Philipp Kaiser, nominated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, has invited the Geneva-born American Carol …

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04.04.2017
Philippe Bischof chosen as new Director of Pro Helvetia

One hundred and four candidates, one new Director. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia will in future be led by Philippe Bischof. He is currently head of cultural affairs in the canton of Basel-Stadt. The Board of Trustees of Pro Helvetia last night unanimously elected Philippe Bischof as the Swiss Arts Council’s future Director. He …

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03.03.2017
Swiss game studios shine at Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco closes today. Swiss game developers once again made a big impact at this world-class event, winning 6 out of 16 awards for emerging talents and thereby putting Switzerland to the top of the country ranking in this category. This also represents a major success for Pro Helvetia, …

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25.02.2017
Pro Helvetia opens liaison office in Moscow

Pro Helvetia is opening a liaison office in Moscow today. The Arts Council has already been operating in Russia since the end of 2012 via its successful «Swiss made in Russia» exchange programme. The new office will enable it to sustain and to strengthen relations built up through this programme. Over 1,000 events in approximately …

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02.11.2016
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove at the Pavilion of Switzerland

Curator Philipp Kaiser has invited artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove to show their work in the exhibition «Women of Venice» at the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. With the project Kaiser aims to explore Alberto Giacometti’s absence in the history of the …

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31.10.2016
Andrew Holland to leave Pro Helvetia

Andrew Holland, who has headed the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia since 2012, will be stepping down from the post at the end of April 2017. After a total of 12 years working for Pro Helvetia, Andrew Holland has decided to leave the Arts Council for personal reasons. Andrew Holland assumed the post of director …

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07.09.2016
Italianità in Switzerland: cultural exchange that lasts

On September 7, 2016, Sion hosted around a hundred representatives of the world of culture and politics as well as Switzerland’s italophile and italophone community. At the heart of the discussions: being Italian in Switzerland («l’italianité en Suisse»). The Valais State Councillor Esther Waeber-Kalbermatten opened a round table devoted entirely to this subject, recognised as …

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25.05.2016
Alain Berset to open Swiss Pavilion in Venice tomorrow

Federal Councillor Alain Berset is due to open the Swiss Pavilion at the 15th Architecture Biennale of Venice tomorrow. On display is the «Incidental Space» project by Christian Kerez, architect and professor at ETH Zurich. Together with specialists from research and manufacturing, he explores the limits of what is architecturally feasible today thanks to modern …

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