Our Offices & Partners Abroad

For detailed information please click on the offices and cultural centres below. For further information on the headquarters in Zurich please go to: www.prohelvetia.ch

Call for Applications

Open Call for Residencies: 2023

Applications are now closed



Pro Helvetia has launched a call for applications for the 2023 residency program. Cultural practitioners from Switzerland may apply for projects in South America, while cultural practitioners from South America can apply for residencies in Switzerland.

Residencies have a maximum duration of three months. Pro Helvetia provides accommodation, daily allowances, professional guidance, travel expenses, a contribution towards production and material costs (on request), and a workplace (on request).

The programme is open to artists and cultural practitioners working in the fields of visual arts, design and interactive media, music, literature and performing arts, as well as arts practitioners with a transdisciplinary focus.

Applications may be submitted until March 1st, 2022, via myprohelvetia and must be written in English – on the page, one must choose the option Residencies of the Liaison Offices. Applicants will be notified in July.

In MyProhelvetia, choose the option «Residencies of the Liaison Offices»


  • Convincing track record: artistic activity with a national/cross-regional reach
  • Motivation regarding the chosen context
  • Sufficient knowledge of the respective foreign language(s)
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact

We work with a network of organisations that can host residencies. We look to customise each residency according to the needs of the individual arts professional as far as possible. Residency applicants are invited to consider, but are not limited to, the below list of partner organisations.


Atelier MondialBaselvisual arts
AZBZurichvisual arts
Binz39Zurichvisual arts
Château de LavignyLavignyliterature
Cima CittàValle Bleniointerdisciplinary
Embassy of Foreign ArtistsGenevavisual arts
Gleis 70Zurichdesign, visual arts
Kaserne BaselBaseltheater, dance, performance, music
L’ AbriGenevadance, performance
La BecqueVeveyvisual arts, dance, music, performance
La Grange, Centre / Arts et Sciences / UNILLausannetheatre, dance, performance, interdisciplinary
Lago MioLuganovisual arts
Musikerwohnhaus LyselothBaselmusic
Residency.chBernvisual arts, dance, music, performance
Rote FabrikZurichvisual arts, dance, performance
Schweizer TextilfachschuleZurichdesign
Solothurner LiteraturtageLiteratureliterature
Swiss Game HubZurichinteractive media
UtopianaGenevavisual arts
Verzasca Foto FestivalBrione, Verzascaphotography
Villa RuffieuxSierrevisual arts, music, literature
Villa SträuliWinterthurvisual arts, performance, music, literature, photography
woerdzLucernespoken word, literature


BASE TsonamiChilesound art
CRA Centro Rural de ArtesArgentinamultidisciplinary
Galería MetropolitanaChilevisual arts
JUNT4Brazilperforming arts
KioskoBoliviavisual arts
PARUruguayperforming arts
PivôBrazilvisual arts
Proyecto´aceArgentinavisual arts
SACOChilevisual arts

We are aware that the global COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to significant uncertainty. Nevertheless, we would like to encourage you to apply. We will do our utmost to create suitable framework conditions and support you in your activities and process. Pro Helvetia has also developed a «Home not alone» residency format. If travel restrictions prevent the artist from taking up their selected residency and no other way of realisation is possible, Pro Helvetia can offer financial support and provide a mentor from the destination country. Support is available for the duration of the residency period with the artist working from home.