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

Residency

Residencies

Switzerland, South America

Duration
Up to 3 months

Location
Switzerland, South America

Cultural practitioners from Switzerland may apply for residencies in South America, while cultural practitioners from South America can apply for projects 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 once a year (the next call will be launched in January 2023), via myprohelvetia and must be written in English – on the page, one must choose the option Residencies of the Liaison Offices.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • 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

PARTNERS

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.

IN SWIZTERLAND

Atelier MondialBaselvisual 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
Lago MioLuganovisual arts
Musikerwohnhaus LyselothBaselmusic
Residency.chBernvisual arts, dance, music, performance
Rote FabrikZurichvisual arts, dance, performance
Schule für Kunst & DesignZurichdesign, visual arts
Schweizer TextilfachschuleZurichdesign
SMEMFribourgmusic
Solothurner LiteraturtageLiteratureliterature
Théâtre GrütliGenevatheatre, performance
UtopianaGenevavisual arts
Verzasca Foto FestivalBrione, Verzascaphotography
Villa RuffieuxSierrevisual arts, music, literature
Villa SträuliWinterthurvisual arts, performance, music, literature, photography
ZHdK Institute for Computer Music and Sound TechnologyZurichmusic

IN SOUTH AMERICA

BASE TsonamiChilesound art
CABChilemultidisciplinary
ChelaArgentinamultidisciplinary
CRA Centro Rural de ArtesArgentinamultidisciplinary
Galería MetropolitanaChilevisual arts
JUNT4Brazilperforming arts
KioskoBoliviavisual arts
LabverdeBrazilmultidisciplinary
NAVEChileperformance
OrganizmoColombiamultidisciplinary
PARUruguayperforming arts
PivôBrazilvisual arts
Proyecto´aceArgentinavisual arts
SacatarBrazilmultidisciplinary
SACOChilevisual arts
SiloBrazilmultidisciplinary

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.