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Residencies and Research Trips

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Pro Helvetia fosters cultural exchange and promotes contemporary Swiss art and cultural production with a view to diversity as well as national and international appeal. Residencies and research trips enable artists and other cultural practitioners to build global networks, gain inspiration and come up with new projects.

Pro Helvetia therefore supports residencies and research trips by cultural practitioners from Switzerland and from the regions covered by its liaison offices (Arab region, China, Russia, South America, South Asia, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa). Eligible are cultural practitioners such as curators, artists, event organisers and art educators working in the disciplines supported by Pro Helvetia. Research trips are also possible in the context of transdisciplinary projects that art practitioners plan to realise in collaboration with specialists from outside the world of arts.

Pro Helvetia also offers Swiss arts practitioners residencies in other countries besides those covered by the liaison offices. This includes writing residencies for literary practitioners and residency programmes for emerging performing artists and emerging visual artists at various locations such as Palazzo Trevisan in Venice and the Swiss Institute in New York. As part of the «Connect» programme, practitioners from all arts disciplines have the possibility of a residency at a renowned research institution such as CERN. On occasion, Pro Helvetia also supports residencies at other institutions. Information on this is provided via social media.

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Team Global Network & International Affairs

Anna Arutyunova
Head of Global Network & International Affairs Sector

Tobias Brenk
Global Encounters and Initiatives Specialist

Martina Lughi
Coordinator Global Network & International Affairs

Andy Markwalder
Staff Officer Global Network & International Affairs

Gabriela Mighali
Assistant Global Network & International Affairs

Karin Whiting
Assistant Global Network & International Affairs