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Visual Arts

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


Collection Cahiers d'Artistes

Pro Helvetia has supported young artists’ initial monographs since 1984


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.

The measures and instruments for the promotion of photography books and digital publication formats as well as for the launch of photographic projects are currently being redesigned. More information on the progression, possible adjustments as well as submission deadlines will be provided on our website.

Guidelines for Applicants: Visual Arts

Open calls for applications

Calls for applications from partners

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


Madeleine Schuppli
Head of Visual Arts

Martina Maria Bischof
Visual Arts Specialist 

Rachele Giudici Legittimo
Project Manager Venice Biennials

Josiane Imhasly
Visual Arts Specialist

Aline Juchler
Visual Arts Specialist

Anita Magni
Assistant Venice Biennials

Catherine Munger
Visual Arts Specialist

Sibilla Panzeri
Visual Arts Specialist

Sandi Paucic
Project Leader Venice Biennials

Laurent Rueff
Assistant Visual Arts