Liaison Office Residency Program

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Deadline: 1-mar-22

Pro Helvetia offers residency programs in Switzerland and in the regions of the liaison offices. Swiss cultural practitioners and cultural professionals from the regions of the liaison offices (Arab region, China, Russia, South America, South Asia, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Africa australia) can apply.

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.

  • Residencies for cultural practitioners from Switzerland:
    • Cultural practitioners from Switzerland can apply for in-country residencies. Residencies are limited to a maximum of three months. Applications must be submitted in English.
    • Pro Helvetia supports a maximum of three residences per person. Cultural practitioners from Switzerland can apply for residencies in two different regions covered by Pro Helvetia’s liaison offices. Two separate and complete applications must be submitted. A maximum of one application per person will be accepted as part of a call for applications.
    • Residencies serve to get inspired, to network and to think about projects. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel expenses, daily allowance, professional mentoring, workplace (on request) and contribution to production/material costs (on request).
  • Residences for foreign cultural practitioners:
    • Cultural practitioners from the regions covered by the liaison offices (Arab region, China, Russia, South America, South Asia, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa) can apply for residencies in Swiss.
    • Applicants will be notified in July. Residencies are limited to a maximum of three months. Applications must be submitted in English.
    • Residencies serve to get inspired, to network and to think about projects. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel expenses, daily allowance, professional mentoring, workplace (on request) and contribution to production/material costs (on request).
Selection criteria
  • Residencies for cultural practitioners from Switzerland:
    • A convincing track record: artistic activity with national/interregional influence
    • Motivation in relation to the chosen context
    • Sufficient knowledge of the respective foreign language(s)
    • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact
    • Eligible are cultural practitioners from the following disciplines: architecture, performing arts, design, interactive media, literature, music, visual arts
  • Residences for foreign cultural practitioners:
    • A convincing track record: artistic activity with national/interregional influence
    • Context-related motivation
    • Sufficient knowledge of the respective foreign language(s)
    • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact
    • Eligible are cultural practitioners from the following disciplines: architecture, performing arts, design, interactive media, literature, music, visual arts

For more information, visit https://prohelvetia.ch/fr/residencies-and-research-trips/residencies-liaison-offices/

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