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Research Trips

Switzerland, South America © Pedro Wirz

Between 1 and 4 weeks

Switzerland, South America


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Swiss cultural practitioners may apply for research trips to South America, while cultural practitioners from South America may apply for research trips to Switzerland.

Research trips are 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 via myprohelvetia on an ongoing basis, but at the latest three months before the trip is due to begin. They must be written in English.

Research trips are limited to a maximum of four weeks and are intended to provide inspiration, to network and to conduct research. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, a daily allowance, professional support, travel costs, contribution to production/material costs (on request).


  • 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

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.