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13.04.2018
Prague Quadrennial 2019: Switzerland as an artificial landscape

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is organising Switzerland’s national contribution to the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019, and has launched a competition for this. The winning project is now definite: The arts studio Fragmentin from Lausanne and the architecture firm KOSMOS architects based in Geneva will represent Switzerland in Prague with …

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03.04.2018
SWISS ❤ DESIGN: Pro Helvetia presents young Swiss design at the Salone internazionale del Mobile di Milano 2018

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is sending a pan-Swiss delegation of young designers to the world-famous Furniture Fair in Milan. Under the heading SWISS ❤ DESIGN, six aspiring Swiss design studios will display their products at a large-scale exhibition in Palazzo Litta. The Swiss presence also features on the Swiss Design Map Milano, which …

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29.03.2018
Cities, cantons and Pro Helvetia conclude 16 support agreements with dance and theatre companies

Since 2006, cities, cantons and Pro Helvetia have been joining forces to improve the prospects of internationally established Swiss dance and theatre companies by means of three-year support contracts. Sixteen companies now stand to benefit from such a «cooperative support agreement» for the 2018–20 period. According to the terms of the support agreements, the municipalities …

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20.03.2018
Game Developers Conference: Swiss computer games conquer the USA

From tomorrow, the Swiss games scene will be on show under the label SWISSGAMES at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. A total of 26 game studios from Switzerland are represented at this industry event, the largest of its kind in the world, and some have already won distinctions even before the official …

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07.03.2018
Charlotte Laubard appointed curator of the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Arte 2019

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has appointed Charlotte Laubard as curator of the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Arte 2019. The Geneva-based, Franco-Swiss art historian and curator combines artistic, historical, and interdisciplinary approaches in her work and is a renowned, international exhibition organizer. Charlotte Laubard will curate the exhibition to be presented at …

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23.01.2018
CROSSROADS: Pro Helvetia and SDC offer insights into international cultural promotion work

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have jointly organised «CROSSROADS – international perspectives on culture art and society», an event to be held in Basel and Geneva from 8 to 10 February. Both draw on long years of experience when it comes to fostering culture in …

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30.11.2017
On behalf of innovative Swiss design

This year the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia launched a new promotional strategy: it supports Projects from young designers, ranging from the initial idea up to market maturity. The call for applications sought out projects uniting creativity and quality with utility and market potential. Of the fifty-six projects submitted, eighteen were selected for targeted support on …

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01.11.2017
Pro Helvetia: Philippe Bischof takes the helm

Philippe Bischof is today assuming his post as new Director of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. He takes over from Sabina Schwarzenbach, who led the Arts Council on an interim basis. Philippe Bischof, former head of the canton of Basel-Stadt’s culture department, starts today in his position as Director of the Swiss Arts Council …

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26.10.2017
New promotion model for interactive media – from concept to market launch

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has developed a new promotion model with which it will, in a first instance, support 23 game design, virtual reality and other interactive media related projects. They emerged as winners from the Arts Council’s call for innovative projects combining creativity, technology and marketability. The international jury responsible for the …

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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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