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Pro Helvetia Research Residencies
Residency Switzerland

Pro Helvetia Research Residencies


A Pro Helvetia research residency (max. 4 weeks) enables artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) to carry out research in an Arab country or, conversely, in Switzerland. The aim of the residency is to prepare an exchange project.


  • convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional
  • context-related motivation
  • adequate foreign language skills
  • specific cultural exchange project with sustainable impact and international resonance, that meet the general criteria of Pro Helvetia.


Pro Helvetia supports the compilation of the visiting program with professional know-how.

The Swiss Arts council covers the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and per diem expenses.


Applications can be submitted at any time up to three months before the start of the trip. Applications must be written in English.