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Martina Lughi
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Pro Helvetia supports research trips (max. 4 weeks) to Switzerland and to the regions of the liaison offices. Swiss cultural practitioners and cultural professionals from the regions of the liaison offices (Arab region, China, Russia, South America, South Asia, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa) may apply.

Research trips for cultural practitioners from Switzerland

Cultural practitioners from Switzerland may apply for research trips to the countries listed below via via myprohelvetia.ch. Applications may be submitted on an ongoing basis, but at the latest three months before the trip is due to begin. Applications must be submitted in English.

Research trips are limited to a maximum of four weeks and are intended to provide inspiration, to network and to conduct research. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, a daily allowance, professional mentoring, travel costs, contribution to production/material costs (on request) and a workplace (on request).

Selection criteria

  • Convincing track record: artistic activity with a national/cross-regional reach
  • Context-related motivation
  • Sufficient knowledge of the respective foreign language(s)
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact
  • Eligible are cultural practitioners from the following disciplines: architecture, performing arts, design, interactive media, literature, music, visual arts

Possible destinations

Arab region

  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kwait
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Quatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates

China

  • China
  • Hong Kong

Russia

  • Russia

South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Colombia
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

South Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

West, Central, East and Southern Africa

  • Angola
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • DR Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Cameroon
  • Kenya
  • Comoros
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Sao Tome and Préncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Chad
  • Uganda
  • Central African Republic
  • Zimbabwe

Research trips for cultural practitioners from outside Switzerland

Cultural practitioners from the countries listed below may apply for research trips to Switzerland via myprohelvetia.ch. Applications may be submitted on an ongoing basis, but at the latest three months before the trip is due to begin. Applications must be submitted in English.

Research trips are limited to a maximum of four weeks and are intended to provide inspiration, to network and to conduct research. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, a daily allowance, professional mentoring, travel costs, contribution to production/material costs (on request).

Selection criteria

  • Convincing track record: artistic activity with a national/cross-regional reach
  • Context-related motivation
  • Sufficient knowledge of the respective foreign language(s)
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact
  • Eligible are cultural practitioners from the following disciplines: architecture, performing arts, design, interactive media, literature, music, visual arts

Cultural practitioners from the following countries are eligible to apply

Arab region

  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kwait
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Quatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates

China

  • China
  • Hong Kong

Russia

  • Russia

South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Colombia
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

South Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

West, Central, East and Southern Africa

  • Angola
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • DR Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Cameroon
  • Kenya
  • Comoros
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Sao Tome and Préncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Chad
  • Uganda
  • Central African Republic
  • Zimbabwe