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08.07.2021 Performing Arts
14 Swiss dance productions live in Vienna

The Swiss dance scene has been selected as a special focus of this summer’s ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. This represents a great tribute from one of the world’s most important festivals for contemporary dance and performance. After having been postponed last year owing to the pandemic, this year’s edition is due to run …

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23.06.2021 Innovation & Society
Gender equality between women and men is still far from being achieved in the Swiss cultural sector

Women are significantly under-represented in the Swiss cultural sector in many disciplines. This is true for management and artistic leadership positions as well as for the visibility of women on stage and in exhibitions. These are the findings of a preliminary study by the Center for Gender Studies at Basel University published today. The study …

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10.06.2021 Literature
Literature creation grants: Pro Helvetia supports multiligualism

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has awarded a creation grant to 15 authors in support of their literary projects. With this year’s selection, Pro Helvetia is opening up a new dimension to its promotion of literature: For the first time, two of the grants go to authors writing in a language other than the …

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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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