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


Jakob Liechti (Daddy Cabu) | Research Trip

Swiss music producer Jakob Liechti (professional name Daddy Cabu) first visited Uganda in 2006. He was immediately inspired by the immense local musical diversity, and subsequently returned on a regular basis to become more familiar with different musical traditions such as Adungu culture in the North, the vibrant Kadodi drums in the East and the …


Agathe Tamo Djokam | Residency

After almost a year’s delay due to the pandemic, Cameroonian dancer and choreographer Agathe Tamo Djokam will be in Geneva, Switzerland for the second phase of her residency. This follows a first phase in January 2020 in the context of the Africa, What’s Up? platform during the Antigel Festival. In November and December 2021, Agathe …

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Aurélien Gamboni | Research Trip

For the 2nd YANGO Biennale in Kinshasa, Geneva based artist and researcher Aurélien Gamboni has conceptualised a collaborative intervention to investigate local testimonies about the circulation of narratives and the appropriation of the public goods and imaginaries. l’Escamoteur à Kinshasa (The Conjurer in Kinshasa) develops on from a previous investigation Aurélien carried out for the …


Antonia Brown | Research Trip

South African artist Antonia Brown will spend time in Biel and Geneva from 20 October 2021 on a research trip collaborating with Swiss partners to continue exploring her research on the coloniality of plants. Her research will focus on how medicinal plant practices proffer a space of speculative somatics; as well as a means of …


Vitjitua Ndjiharine | Residency

Vitjitua Ndjiharine is a Namibian multidisciplinary visual artist whose work engages with themes of reclamation and transcendence of history. Her work explores ideas of refracting and reflecting the colonial gaze, colonial representations in the archive, resistance in the archive and disrupting problematic representations. Vitjitua’s artistic practice and research approach set out to reconstruct established forms …


Mbali Dhlamini | Residency

South African artist Mbali Dhlamini has been selected by Embassy of Foreign Artists for a three-month residency from October 2021 within the Art & Stories programme in partnership with The Records and Archives of International Organisation Group (RAIOG) in Geneva. Mbali is a multidisciplinary artist, artistic researcher and coordinator. She received her MA in 2015 …


Joseph Kasau | Residency

Joseph Kasau is an artist from Lubumbashi, DR Congo. He is currently in Switzerland on a residency in the context of a tricontinental project bringing together artists from Brazil, DR Congo and Switzerland to research and discuss the topic of quilombo. The «Quilombo» project comprises a three-month residency in two Swiss cities – Lago Mio …


Martin Perret | Residency

Swiss percussionist, composer and band leader Martin Perret will be in South Africa on a residency from 24 September until 21 December 2021. He is interested in learning about the country’s many musical traditions and histories from local musicians. “This residency offers the unique opportunity of deep listening: to hear and experience the myriad of …

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Miron Andres | Residency

Swiss musician of Czech and Pashtun descend, Miron Andres’ diverse musical focus is shaped by free improvisation, avantgarde, experimental and postmodern/contemporary classical music. His roots however are in historical performance practice (medieval/renaissance and baroque). Recently, he has been exploring the musical practices of South Asia and collaborating with audio and visual artists. Miron explains his …


Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja | Research Trip

In 2019 Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja was an artist in residence in Basel, Switzerland where he spent three months conducting intensive research at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, the Namibian Resource Centre and Southern African Library in Switzerland, focusing on acoustic and visual archives from and about Namibia. The research framed two public events: a roundtable discussion focusing …


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.