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


Christa Baumberger | Research Trip

Christa Baumberger is a Swiss curator, publisher and director of Litar Foundation Zurich. Together with Rémi Jaccard of Strauhof Zurich and in dialogue with partners from various African countries, she conceived and curated the exhibition trilogy “litafrika” (2022-2024) dedicated to literatures from the African continent. Christa will undertake a research trip in Ghana and Côte …


Chloë Reid | Research Trip

South African writer and artist Chloë Reid and Swiss artist Rhona Mühlebach have been collaborating remotely on projects for several years. Most recently, Chloë wrote the text-based component of Rhona’s Cahier d’Artistes 2023 publication with Pro Helvetia and Jungle Books. The two artists share an interest in using fictional and narrative forms to reflect on …


Joseph Kasau | Residency

Congolese artist Joseph Kasau will be an artist in residence at La Becque, near Geneva, from 8 October – 1 December 2023. During his residency, Joseph will continue work on his ongoing project “Nakatala / Naké tala”, which reflects on his own development as an artist and explores the need to renounce the old in …

Portrait via Vidy (c) Eric Roset

Cédric Djedje & Noémi Michel | Residency

Geneva-based artists Cédric Djedje and Noémi Michel work together on an ongoing pluridisciplinary project exploring narratives of futurity within the global Black diaspora. The collaboration weaves together documentary theatre/performance and Black feminist critical thinking/radiophonic creation. Their residency in Johannesburg, South Africa from September to December 2023 centres around engaging with the city as a vibrant …


Camille Zaerpour | Research Trip

Swiss artist and researcher Camille Zaerpour will undertake a research trip in Nairobi, Kenya from 16 August to 23 September 2023 to explore the interrelation between Swahili and Persian oral poetries. The intention of the trip is to deepen the research initiated during her Master’s degree at HEAD-Geneva in 2022 which explored the role of …


Vaughn Sadie | Research Trip

South African artist and curator Vaughn Sadie will undertake a research trip in various cities in Switzerland from 1-8 August 2023 to deepen his knowledge of the Swiss light art field. Vaughn is co-curator of Spier Light Art (SLA), South Africa’s leading light festival hosted annually at the historical Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. With …


Agathe Djokam | Research Trip

Cameroonian dancer and choreographer Agathe Djokam will undertake a research trip in Geneva from 7 August to 3 September 2023 to continue a collaboration established during her residency in 2021. Agathe will be focusing on developing the existential piece “À NOUS LES TOURS”, which reinterprets her solo “À qui le tour?” as a duo with …


Stefanie Koemeda | Residency

Swiss artist Stefanie Koemeda will be an artist in residence at Nirox Foundation outside Johannesburg, South Africa from 3 August to 30 September 2023. Stefanie’s work engages with the real and speculative geological traces and detritus left behind by contemporary civilizations in the future. Her sculptural work creates new perspectives on sustainability, equality, and the constructed …


Ibrahima Aya | Residency

During his residency at Château de Lavigny from 25 July to 18 September 2023, Malian writer Ibrahima Aya will work on the manuscript for a new novel that engages with the catastrophic effects of climate change on the fragile ecosystems of the Sahel region and the resilience of communities embodied by women. The story will …


Reto Steiner | Residency

Swiss stone carver and sculptor Reto Steiner will be on a residency in various locations in Zimbabwe from 17 July to 12 October 2023. His main focus for the residency is to meet and work with Zimbabwean stone carvers and learn more about the aesthetic and cultural influences of their work. Reto will begin his …


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.