In collaboration with its liaison offices, Pro Helvetia supports residencies in India, China and South Africa.
Swiss artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) in the areas of the visual arts, music, literature, theatre and dance are eligible to apply. At the same time, Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from the above-mentioned regions.
STUDIO RESIDENCY 2016 – (three months) can be applied for once a year.
A studio residency (3 months) in, India, China, Southern Africa or, conversely in Switzerland, gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations.
In addition to a place to work and live, Pro Helvetia will provide coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the cost of travel, insurances and per diem expenses. Applicants may apply three times in total for a Pro Helvetia studio residency.
?convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional level
?adequate foreign language skills A maximum of four applications can be considered per region.
– Studio residency applications can be submitted until 1 March 2015 via www.myprohelvetia.ch for 2016.
– Applications must be written in English.
RESEARCH RESIDENCY – (max. four weeks) can be applied at any time up to three months before the start of the trip.
The aim of the residency is to prepare an exchange project. Pro Helvetia supports the compilation of the visiting programme. The Swiss Arts council covers the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and per diem expenses.
?convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional
?adequate foreign language skills
?specific cultural exchange project with sustainable impact and international resonance, that meet the general criteria of Pro Helvetia.
Research residency applications can be submitted via www.myprohelvetia.ch at any time up to three months before the start of the trip. Applications must be written in English.