Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Visual Arts

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Find out about the different funding options and submit your application.


Pro Helvetia promotes the professional contemporary Swiss visual arts with a view to ensuring their diversity as well as their national and international reach. It supports the creation of new artistic works, the dissemination of Swiss art and culture outside Switzerland and cultural exchange in Switzerland. As a national foundation, Pro Helvetia supplements the promotional activities of Swiss cantons and municipalities and supports only projects that are cross-regionally or internationally recognised. In the visual arts, Pro Helvetia supports fine arts, photography, new media, performance and architecture.

What we support

The guidelines for applicants set out the procedure for applying for visual arts funding to the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. They also explain the assessment criteria, procedures, deadlines and appeals process.

Guidelines for Applicants: Visual Arts

Pro Helvetia also supports events combining artistic disciplines as well as festivals that present productions from various artistic disciplines.

Open calls for applications

For information on additional formats that can be submitted on an ongoing basis, please refer to the guidelines.


Katharina Brandl
Head of Visual Arts

Valentina D’Avenia
Visual Arts Specialist 

Ascanio Cecco
Visual Arts Specialist

Aline Juchler
Visual Arts Specialist

Catherine Munger
Visual Arts Specialist

Imara Paternò Castello
Visual Arts Specialist 

Laurent Rueff
Visual Arts Specialist