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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 and cantons grant financial assistance to the companies for their artistic creation, operations and other activities at local, regional and national level, while Pro Helvetia’s contribution goes towards international tours. The support agreement provides the companies with greater planning security and also more flexibility, as it enables them to take on short-term commitments and projects without having to re-apply for support each time. This strengthens their negotiating position on the international market. The financial backing also gives them more leeway to develop new productions and formats. With the conclusion of a support agreement, the sponsoring parties for their part signal their trust in the artistic and organisational qualities of the dance or theatre company concerned.

Cities, cantons and Pro Helvetia have selected the following 16 groups for the conclusion of a cooperative support agreement for 2018–20:

 

Dance:

  • Cie Alias/Guilherme Botelho; city and canton of Geneva, city of Meyrin, Pro Helvetia
  • Simone Aughterlony; city and canton of Zurich, Pro Helvetia
  • Alexandra Bachzetsis; city and canton of Zurich, Pro Helvetia
  • Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker; city and canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia
  • Cie NeoPost Foofwa; city and canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia
  • Marie-Caroline Hominal; city and canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia
  • Ioannis Mandafounis; city and canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia
  • Tabea Martin; cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt, Pro Helvetia
  • La Ribot; city and canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia
  • Cie Philippe Saire; city of Lausanne, canton of Vaud, Pro Helvetia
  • Martin Zimmermann; city and canton of Zurich, Pro Helvetia

Theatre:

  • Cie Dreams Come True / Yan Duyvendak; city and canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia
  • Cie Numero23Prod / Massimo Furlan; city of Lausanne, canton of Vaud, Pro Helvetia
  • Compagnia Finzi Pasca; city of Lugano, canton of Ticino, Pro Helvetia
  • Cie Think Tank Theatre; city and canton of Geneva , Pro Helvetia
  • Compagnia Trickster-p; community Novazzano, canton of Ticino, Pro Helvetia

Media information:
Lisa Stadler, Communication
Tel. +41 44 267 71 51 , lstadler@prohelvetia.ch

Media Release by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, 29 March 2018