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23.08.2018
Swiss design September in London

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is presenting contemporary Swiss design on two platforms in London this September. At the London Design Biennale, the Swiss contribution demonstrates an artistic and reflective take on the shaping of friendly relations. At the London designjunction, seven young Swiss studios from the domains of interior and product design will …

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11.06.2018
Swiss Presence at the 2019 Venice Biennale: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland and Céline Eidenbenz to curate the «Salon Suisse»

The curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Charlotte Laubard, appointed by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, has announced she is developing an exhibition with artists Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz. Curator and art historian Céline Eidenbenz is responsible for next year’s «Salon Suisse» at …

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07.06.2018
Work grants for literature 2018: diversity in style and content

Twenty authors from the German, French and Italian speaking parts of Switzerland have been awarded a work grant this year by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. The support gives them financial leeway to concentrate on a literary project. A total of 93 Swiss authors from all linguistic regions of the country applied for a …

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26.05.2018
Swiss Pavilion awarded Golden Lion at 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is delighted to announce that this morning the Swiss Pavilion has been awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation at 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. This internationally renowned award is for the first time given to the Swiss Pavilion. The Golden Lion distinguishes the …

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24.05.2018
«Svizzera 240: House Tour»: The exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion opens tomorrow

On Friday, 25 May 2018, the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset will open the exhibition to be shown at the Swiss Pavilion during the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Following a public competition, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has commissioned Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg …

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25.04.2018
Claire Hoffmann appointed head of visual arts programming at the Centre culturel suisse in Paris as of January 2019

Curator and art historian Claire Hoffmann has been appointed by future director Jean-Marc Diébold as head of programming for the visual arts, design and architecture at the Centre culturel suisse in Paris. From January 2019, together with the new management and staff of the Centre culturel suisse, she will support Swiss artists in disseminating and …

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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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