Up to 3 months
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.
- 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 Mondial||Basel||visual arts|
|Château de Lavigny||Lavigny||literature|
|Cima Città||Valle Blenio||interdisciplinary|
|Embassy of Foreign Artists||Geneva||visual arts|
|Gleis 70||Zurich||design, visual arts|
|Kaserne Basel||Basel||theater, dance, performance, music|
|L’ Abri||Geneva||dance, performance|
|La Becque||Vevey||visual arts, dance, music, performance|
|Lago Mio||Lugano||visual arts|
|Residency.ch||Bern||visual arts, dance, music, performance|
|Rote Fabrik||Zurich||visual arts, dance, performance|
|Schule für Kunst & Design||Zurich||design, visual arts|
|Théâtre Grütli||Geneva||theatre, performance|
|Verzasca Foto Festival||Brione, Verzasca||photography|
|Villa Ruffieux||Sierre||visual arts, music, literature|
|Villa Sträuli||Winterthur||visual arts, performance, music, literature, photography|
|ZHdK Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology||Zurich||music|
IN SOUTH AMERICA
|BASE Tsonami||Chile||sound art|
|CRA Centro Rural de Artes||Argentina||multidisciplinary|
|Galería Metropolitana||Chile||visual 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.