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



Switzerland, South America

Up to 3 months

Switzerland, South America

The next call will open in January 2024

Support for Parent Artists

Fact Sheet

In Pro Helvetia’s program, cultural practitioners from Switzerland (meaning either a Swiss citizen or a permanent resident in Switzerland) may apply for residencies in South America. Likewise, cultural practitioners from South America can apply for projects in Switzerland. Candidates need to have a convincing track record that shows artistic activity within the region from which they’re applying.

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, via myprohelvetia and must be written in English – on the page, one must choose the option Residencies of the Liaison Offices.

Applicants for the 2024 programme will be notified about the outcome by mid-June 2023. And the call for the 2025 program will open in January 2024.


(video in Portuguese, with subtitles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese)


  • 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
CABPuerto Yartou, Tierra del Fuego, Chilevisual arts, multidisciplinarity
cheLABuenos Aires, Argentinaperforming arts, visual arts, design, literature,interactive media, multidisciplinarity, music
Galería MetropolitanaLaguna San Pedro, Concepcion, Chilevisual arts, multidisciplinarity
KioskoSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Boliviavisual arts, multidisciplinarity, performance, research, curatorship
JUNTA Festival – Dance and ContemporaneityTeresina, Piauí, Brazilperforming arts
LabVerdeForest Reserves in the State of Amazonas, Brazilperforming arts, visual arts, design, literature, interactive media, multidisciplinarity, music
mARTaderoVilla Coronilla, Cochabamba, Boliviaperforming arts, visual arts, design, literature, interactive media, multidisciplinarity, music, architecture, cultural management
MaterMoray, Maras, Peruvisual arts, design, literature, interactive media, multidisciplinarity, music
NARAVilla de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombiavisual arts, gastronomy, literature, multidisciplinarity
NAVESantiago, Chileperforming arts, living arts, scenic design, lighting and sound
OrganizmoTenjo, Cundinamarca, Colombiamultidisciplinary
PARMontevideo, Uruguaylive arts, multidisciplinarity
PivôSão Paulo, Brazilperforming arts, multidisciplinarity
SacatarItaparica, Bahia, BrazilAll artistic disciplines
SACOAntofagasta, Chilevisual arts, multidisciplinarity
SILOSerra da Mantiqueira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilperforming arts, visual arts, design, literature, interactive media, multidisciplinarity, music
Tsonami Arte SonoroValparaiso, Chileinteractive media, multidisciplinarity, sound art

Guide: Residencies in South America

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.