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


Artists & Partners 
«Working with rural artisans was a great experience and allowed us to understand materials as well as techniques used. It gave us the opportunity to plunge into the Indian culture. We see our residency as the beginning for further collaborations and sustainable relationships with remarkable people we met during our travels. We’ll come back.»

KreativKonsum / Switzerland
«For my first time in Goa and in India, the GoaPhoto Festival was an absolutely amazing experience. I appreciated the international approach in a very typical local village. The public was enthusiastic and brought easily their point of view concerning our works. It was very interesting to meet the Indian photographers and to speak about their journey and finally discover that we are very similar.»

Stephane Winter / Switzerland
GoaPhoto has greatly benefited from its association with Pro Helvetia. The collaboration began even before the first edition of the festival (in 2015), at which time there was no precedent by which to assess the festival's impact. This shows the trust Pro Helvetia placed in the festival's vision. This partnership has allowed us to offer our public a glimpse of the vibrant photographic scene in Switzerland, for which we are grateful.»

Dr. Lola Mac Dougall / India
«Pro Helvetia relates sensitively to project ideas and we just can't imagine Heidi happening to India and our children in the villages without their support. Heidi will uniquely enrich children's literature in Hindi. We brought Heidi in Hindi because children in villages hear about the classics but are unable to build an access to those being in foreign languages. The book’s translation in Hindi bridges a major language barrier. »

Arundhati Deosthale / India
«Touring in India was a truly unforgettable experience and a great honour for the trio. We met a very enthusiastic, openhearted and curious audience. It was raining heavily at the Kolkata Jazz Festival and the stage was flooded. The audience waited calmly until the rain stopped. Finally the show started and the audience manifested itself with an extremely generous explosion of joy. It was simply magic and truly spontaneous.»

Florian Favre / Switzerland
«Most, if not all of the participants of the workshop on art mediation in Dhaka, heard this term for the first time. Their persistent questioning of what exactly is meant by art mediation is not only an expression of interest in the subject, but proofed to be a fruitful start to discuss how art mediation could be practiced in a context like the Dhaka Art Summit.»

Rachel Mader / Switzerland
«The chance to continue the collaboration with Indian venues and Pro Helvetia New Delhi allows to build up a sustainable relationship with the Indian audience and Indian musicians. Sharing musical techniques and strategies in two workshops and concerts did sharpen our awareness for precise musical development on both sides.»

Nik Bärtsch / Switzerland
«Margrit Gysin is one of the finest artists I have had the privilege of working with and watching, over an association of over 7 years. For me, as an artist and a person who runs an institution, this repeated presence of an artist and her work is of great value to the creative engagement and collaboration. This has been made possible by the sentient and watchful participation of Pro Helvetia.»

Arundhati Nag / India
«The collaboration with Ranga Shankara, Bangalore, and in a particular with Arundhati Nag has been extremely fulfilling and a gift to my art practice. Their passion for performance art has uncovered experiences I had never encountered before, making me feel alive and rejuvenated. »

Margrit Gysin / Switzerland
«The residency allowed me to open a dialogue on culture, art and life with counterparts in Switzerland. I was able to share the process of my work, and people I encountered were eager to be a part of it. This reinforced my practice. I am looking forward to future collaborations with Swiss artists.»

Virieno Zakiesato / India
«Pro Helvetia’s long-term commitment to building meaningful engagement across cultures has made a marked impact on Dhaka Art Summit and in our ability to engage with leading arts professionals from Switzerland. It has supported the region to come together and to engage with leading Swiss thinkers and artists.»

Diana C Betancourt / Bangladesh
«The importance of such a cross cultural exchange (with Vijayendra Sekhon and Neel Adhikari) was supported by enthusiastic positive feedback from the audience, who felt the presentation allowed them access and insight into the process at the same time being dynamic and engaging.»

József Trefeli / Switzerland
«I was able to engage in deeper conversations with Swiss technology institutions that resulted in the PATHOS lab at Wyss Zurich, ETHZ to develop modules for like-like physical animatronics.»

Aparna Rao / India
«I have travelled to many countries on tour with various works. But India was not a tour it was a discovery. It deeply affected my dancing and my way of interacting with the audience. Some trips can have a great effect on ones vision. For me the big surprise of this year was India.»

Ioannis Mandafounis / Switzerland
«What I met in India and Sri Lanka was more colourful than it is at home, fundamentally louder and spicier and as I am very sensitive to colors, noises and odors, I met diversity and richness. I was very glad that my stories talked to people, who responded to them in a conclusive yet fluent way.»

Michael Fehr / Switzerland
«Being part of the Udaipur World Music Festival was a unique and inspiring experience. I was very impressed by the warm welcome I received from the Indian audiences. The interaction with them was truly a privileged and enriching moment. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity!»

Yilian Canizares / Switzerland
«Our Indian trip was really inspiring: a series of studio visits to architects and designers gave us a good overview of the local scene. The design students that we interacted with during our workshop were highly motivated and very interesting to engage with.»

BIG-GAME / Switzerland
«My visits to various art organisations and teaching facilities in India has been very rewarding and gave me an insight into the Indian art scene with a particular focus on media art practice. I have been impressed by the engagement in societal projects in the urban sphere.»

Sabine Himmelsbach / Switzerland
«In Zurich I have had the opportunity to meet artists and scholars across disciplines. These interactions have enriched my own creative endeavor.»

Anjana Kothamachu / India
«My time in India, and especially in Manipur, has been incredibly wonderful, inspiring and enriching on many levels. I met so many wonderful generous people, talented and passionate artists.»

Meret Schlegel / Switzerland
«St+Art Delhi gave us the opportunity to compare ourselves and our work with the local culture and art, and this is important for what we do.»

NEVERCREW / Switzerland
«Leading a workshop in Dhaka was an opportunity to engage with local artists, I was extremely happy to see how fast and strongly we could all connect in an inspiring and experimental environment.»

Gregory Stauffer / Switzerland
«I received positive and interesting feedback regarding my work exhibited at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014. I greatly enjoyed the collaboration with the curator and the organisation team.»

Marie Velardi / Switzerland
«Pro Helvetia has been a significant catalyst in the development of contemporary dance practice in India. Swiss artists bring with them an acute sense of sensitivity, openness and rigour.»

Mandeep Raikhy / India
«I felt very glad and privileged to have the opportunity to be part of the first edition of the Kathmandu Photo Festival. This festival has a very strong core of amazing people!»

Anne Golaz / Switzerland
«My collaboration with Swiss percussionists Pierre Favre and Lucas Niggli was rewarding, as we exchanged ideas on music, aesthetics and culture. Our concert was a reflection of this interface.»

Dr Aneesh Pradhan / India
«I've been proud to be a part of the first edition of Goaphoto and I am very grateful that this festival made me discover a part of India. It was rewarding to meet other photographers from different countries.»

Sophie Brasey / Switzerland
«My residency in Zurich in 2013 marked a critical moment in my intellectual and professional development. It afforded me the time to research and develop ideas and also resulted in conversations that are ongoing.»

Gitanjali Dang / India
«On a technical level in media arts, there are no big differences between art practices in India and Switzerland. The differences lie in our cultural backgrounds, a circumstance that makes an exchange between artists from both countries most fruitful and exciting.»

Marcus Maeder / Switzerland
«Pro Helvetia New Delhi has helped me take my art practice to new audiences in Switzerland and has enabled me to share my roots, helping me grow with Swiss artists as collaborators.»

Surjit Nongmeikapam / India
«My Indian poetry tour in four towns, including two universities, was a great experience. Audience, journalists, especially my colleagues
impressed me with their open-mindedness and vast knowledge.»

Heike Fiedler / Switzerland
«Pro Helvetia New Delhi has a vision for the sustainability and growth of the arts in India. The Swiss artists I have worked with are very committed and professional. Nicole Seiler & Jonathan O' Hear are 2 recent exemplary examples.»

Jayachandran Palazhy / India
«I definitely feel that the time spent with the artists that I met in India has broadened my vision. It's been great to share thoughts on light as art and in life.»

Jonathan O'Hear / Switzerland
«The workshops at the Seagull School of Publishing in Kolkata and at the Department of Foreign Languages in Pune belong to the most beautiful experiences during my stay in India.»

Monica Cantieni / Switzerland
«Working in Switzerland was a great experience. It opened new avenues and gave me an opportunity for scientific collaboration. I’m very grateful to Pro Helvetia for all the support and guidance at every step.»

Megha Katyal / India
«Pro Helvetia has given me invaluable opportunities to connect with game designers around the world, giving my work an international platform. Interacting with Indian designers has enriched my own artistic experience.»

Chris Solarski / Switzerland
«My stay in India set the base for contacts and collaborations with Indian artists of a lively, eager and diverse Indian performance and live art scene with a wide range of contemporary approaches.»

Dorothea Rust / Switzerland
«The time I spent in India gave me another perspective on my own work and life. That was great. That friendships and collaborations with Indian artists evolved from that was even greater.»

Boris Nikitin / Switzerland
«I came as an observer, eager to learn about Indian contemporary culture. Met people, made friends, and worked together. And now, it feels a bit like coming home every time I return.»

Claudia Ruegg / Switzerland