Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Residencies and Research Trips

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Applications for research trips can be submitted on an ongoing basis.


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 to build networks, gain inspiration and come up with new projects.

Pro Helvetia supports residencies and research trips in the countries of its six liaison offices and further selected regions (Arab region, China, Russia, South America, South Asia, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa) for cultural practitioners such as curators, event organisers and art educators from Switzerland. It also offers further specific residencies outside the above-mentioned regions.

They include writing residencies, residency programmes for up-and-coming performing artists and studio residencies for visual artists at various locations.

Furthermore, Pro Helvetia supports residencies and research trips in Switzerland for cultural practitioners from specific countries.

Besides the residencies advertised once a year in a call for applications, all open residencies in the arts disciplines and fields supported by Pro Helvetia and the associated application deadlines can be found on our website.

Application criteria Residencies and Research Trips



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