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 in Residence

These are our current and past artists in residence.

November 2023 | Literature

Christa Baumberger | Research Trip

During her research trip in Accra and Abidjan, Swiss literary curator Christa Baumberger looks to lay the foundations for future collaborations between Litar in Switzerland and the West African literary organisations LOATAD and 1949.

Country of residency: Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire

October - November 2023 | Visual Arts

Chloë Reid | Research Trip

South African artist and writer Chloë Read will travel to Thurgau in Switzerland for a research trip with Rhona Mühlebach to develop an ongoing creative exchange.

Country of residency: Switzerland

October - December 2023 | Visual Arts

Joseph Kasau | Residency

During his residency in Switzerland, Congolese artist Joseph Kasau will continue work on his project “Nakatala / Naké tala”, which reflects on his own development as an artist.

Country of residency: Switzerland

Portrait via Vidy (c) Eric Roset

September - December 2023 | Performing Arts

Cédric Djedje & Noémi Michel | Residency

During their residency in Johannesburg, Geneva-based artists Cédric Djedje and Noémi Michel will continue their ongoing pluridisciplinary project exploring narratives of futurity within the global Black diaspora.

Country of residency: South Africa

August - September 2023 | Literature

Camille Zaerpour | Research Trip

During her research trip in Nairobi, Camille Zaerpour will be exploring the interrelation between Swahili and Persian oral poetries.

Country of residency: Kenya

August 2023 | Visual Arts

Vaughn Sadie | Research Trip

South African artist and curator Vaughn Sadie will undertake a research trip in various cities in Switzerland to deepen his knowledge of the Swiss light art field.

Country of residency: Switzerland

August - September 2023 | Dance

Agathe Djokam | Research Trip

During her research trip in Geneva, Cameroonian dancer and choreographer Agathe Tamo Djokam will develop the work “À NOUS LES TOURS” with Alex Landa Aguirreche.

Country of residency: Switzerland

August - September 2023 | Visual Arts

Stefanie Koemeda | Residency

Swiss artist Stefanie Koemeda will be an artist in residence at Nirox Foundation near the renowned “Cradle of Humnkind” paleoanthropological site. Her sculptural work engages with the geological traces left behind in the earth by civilizations.

Country of residency: South Africa

July - September 2023 | Literature

Ibrahima Aya | Residency

During his residency at Château de Lavigny, 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.

July - October 2023 | Visual Arts

Reto Steiner | Residency

During his residency in Zimbabwe, Swiss sculptor Reto Steiner will be working with and alongside Zimbabwean stone carvers to exchange ideas through the universal language of stone.

Country of residency: Zimbabwe

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.