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

«Agassiz: The Mixed Traces Series. Somatological Triptych of Sasha Huber I» ©Sasha Huber

Artist Sasha Huber presents the exhibition «Nome Próprio»

How do places get their names? What does it mean to perpetuate a character by associating his or her name with a public space? What stories and silences do such gestures reveal? These are some of the questions that have guided the work of the Swiss-Haitian artist Sasha Huber for over a decade. These issues …

COINCIDENCIA team working in Sao Paulo in December 2018 ©Pedro Prata

COINCIDENCIA team is changing!

Starting on May 20 2019, we welcome a new Head of COINCIDENCIA in Zurich: Tobias Brenk. Tobias studied Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen and worked for 10 years as curator and production manager at the Kaserne Basel, a centre for contemporary theatre, dance, performing arts and innovative popular music in Switzerland. From 2012 to 2016, he …

Incidencias Sonoras Radio Show is online! ©COINCIDENCIA

«Incidencias Sonoras Radio Show» is on the air!

Created by Luis Alvarado, the «Incidencias Sonoras Radio Show» is a podcast about experimental music from Switzerland and South America. Luis Alvarado is a journalist, radio programmer, curator and artist. Based in Lima, Peru, he is responsible for the festivals «Integraciones» and «Ruidismos» and for the label Buh Records. From May to August 2019, every …

«Programme Commun» opening ceremony at Arsenic, in Lausanne ©Coincidencia

On the treatment of own and foreign references

On the fifth edition of the Swiss International Festival of Performative Arts Programme Commun, held in Lausanne, three COINCIDENCIA guests from South America met. The three programmers talked about the possibilities and difficulties of intercontinental planning and art dissemination. Written by Katja Zellweger «We receive two thousand dollars of state subsidy per year.» The conversation …

Romeu & Julieta by Diego Aramburo ©Sofía Orihuela

To blow up concepts, when and where – that is the question

The Bolivian creator, playwright and live arts director Diego Aramburo is in Switzerland during March and April 2019 for his/her second research trip supported by COINCIDENCIA. During his/her stay, (s)he is attending the festivals «Programme Commun» and «It’s the Real Thing» and meet the theatre director, author and essayist Boris Nikitin to plan potential future …

«El color del Rio» performance by Jimena Croceri @Marble Faena Arts Center ©Jimena Croceri

Results of the Open Call for Residencies in Switzerland

In August 2018, Coincidencia launched an open call for South American artists for three artistic residencies in Switzerland – Utopiana, La Becque and Residency.ch. After months of evaluation process, we are pleased to announce the selected artists! A total of 463 applications were received from 10 different countries in South America. The call announced residencies …

South American Delegation visiting Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne ©COINCIDENCIA

On all channels

Five South American programmers have been invited by Pro Helvetia to visit the Swiss Dance Days 2019, in Lausanne. On the occasion, they could see up close the promotion of the local culture, challenges of the international festivals’ cycle and expression forms of dance. Written by Katja Zellweger All eyes are on Teresa Vittucci. She …


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.