1 March 2022

Opportunity Description

The Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia has launched its annual open call for residency applications. Cultural practitioners from Switzerland may apply for residencies in Southern, East, West or Central Africa, while cultural practitioners from Southern, East, West and Central Africa can apply for residencies in Switzerland.

The residencies 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.

Residencies aim to foster creative exchange between artists and cultural practitioners in Switzerland and their counterparts in Southern, East, Central and West Africa. Residencies provide artists the opportunity to live and work for an extended period of time in a different cultural environment, to build international networks, gain inspiration and develop new projects and collaborations.
Residencies last up to 3-months. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel costs, a daily allowance, professional support, a workplace (on request) and a contribution to production/material costs (on request).

Selection criteria:

  • Convincing track record: professional activity with a national / transregional reach
  • Context-related motivation
  • Sufficient knowledge of English
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact

Pro Helvetia works with a network of organisations that can host residencies in different urban centres on the African subcontinent and in Switzerland. Residencies are customised according to the needs of the individual arts professional as far as possible.

How to Apply

Applications must be written in English and submitted via the online portal myprohelvetia.
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