Pro Helvetia has a network of regional liaison offices in China, Egypt (for the Arab region), India (for the Indian subcontinent), Russia and South Africa (for Southern African countries). In order to enhance cultural exchange and artistic collaborations between Switzerland and these regions Pro Helvetia offers residencies in both directions.
Swiss artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) in the areas of music, literature, visual arts, design and interactive media, theatre and dance are eligible to apply. At the same time, Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from the above-mentioned regions. Studio residencies are also offered for Swiss visual artists (incl. performance, photography, new media and design) in New York in partnership with Swiss Institute.
The objective of the residencies is to stimulate creative and mutual exchange between artists. The artists are encouraged to develop their practice in a climate of cultural diversity.
We offer two kinds of residencies: Three months’ studio residencies and research residencies. Applications for studio residencies can be submitted once a year, from November until March. Research residencies are limited to four weeks; applications can be submitted at any time.
Information regarding residencies being offered by Pro Helvetia New Delhi
For Swiss artists and art practitioners
Swiss artists and cultural practitioners can apply for a residency to:
- Sri Lanka
As part of our increasing networks and activities in the entire south Asian region, we encourage artists to apply for residencies in the above mentioned countries. The artist could either have already identified the partner in the host country and needs to mention this in the proposal, or request for Pro Helvetia New Delhi to make this contact for them.The effort of the New Delhi office will be to facilitate a residency in the requested country in South Asia. However, the artist will have to be open to alternate options within the region, based on the best possible match with their application.
For South Asian artists and art practitioners
Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from
- Sri Lanka
in the areas of performing and visual arts, literature, design and interactive media.
For more information about residencies in particular regions and partners navigate through the Pro Helvetia homepage and the homepages of the Pro Helvetia liaison offices: Pro Helvetia Moscow, Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Pro Helvetia New Delhi, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and Pro Helvetia Cairo