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Residencies at the Swiss Institute New York

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Next application deadline:

1 March 2024

submissions possible from January 2024 via


Any questions about your application?

You will find the most important answers here:


Martina Lughi
Global Encounters and Initiatives Specialist


Visual arts practitioners from Switzerland may apply for a residency at the Swiss Institute New York. Residencies serve to gain inspiration, to establish networks and to start thinking about projects.

Visual arts practitioners from Switzerland may apply simultaneously for residencies in New York, in Venice or in another region covered by one of Pro Helvetia’s liaison offices. Separate applications for each destination must be submitted. However, a maximum of one application per person will be approved within the framework of one call for applications.

Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel costs, a daily allowance, professional supervision, a workplace (on request) and a contribution to production/material costs (on request). Additionally, parents can apply for financial support of CHF 1,000 per month at most to co-finance childcare or to bring their children and possibly a caregiver. The applicant is asked to provide an approximate budget for all expenses in advance.

Residencies last a maximum of 3 months. Applications may be submitted once a year (application deadline: 1 March) via myprohelvetia.ch. Applicants will be notified in July. Applications must be submitted in English.

Selection criteria

    • Convincing track record: artistic activity with a national/cross-regional reach
    • Context-related motivation
    • Sufficient knowledge of English

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.