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.

June - July 2023 | Music

Eva Kess | Research Trip

Swiss double bassist and composer Eva Kess will undertake a research trip in South Africa, coinciding with the National Jazz Festival in Makhanda.

Country of residency: South Africa

June 2023 | Performing Arts

Zoë Binetti | Research Trip

Bernese performance artist Zoë Binetti returns to Kumasi, Ghana to continue her Sensorial Theatre research and to present and develop new work in this field.

Country of residency: Ghana

June 2023 | Music

Samuel Karugu | Research Trip

During his research trip in Neuchâtel, Kenyan musician Samuel Karugu will be working with Swiss musician Basile Huguenin-Virchaux to create synthesizer and sequencers for traditional African tunings and rhythms using open-source Pure Data software.

Country of residency: Switzerland

May 2023 | Visual Arts

School of Mutants | Research Trip

The School of Mutants are conducting research at the Musée d’Ethnographie de Neuchâtel for their comparative inquiry focusing on the unfinished University of African Future and the recently opened Museum of Black Civilizations as nation-building infrastructure.

Country of residency: Switzerland

April-May & August-September 2023 | Music

Romy Brauteseth | Residency

South African bassist Romy Brauteseth will be an artist in residence in Basel, Switzerland for a period of three months split into two sojourns, which she will use to develop her own musical and book projects.

Country of residency: Switzerland

April 2023 | Multi-Disciplinary

João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga | Research Trip

Currently in an exploratory phase of his practice, Johannesburg-based artist and composer João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga will use his research trip in Lausanne to expand his network, gain fresh ideas and inspiration.

Country of residency: Switzerland

April 2023 | Visual Arts

Jean Luc Andrianasolo | Research Trip

During his research trip in Madagascar, Jean Luc Andrianasolo will develop a documentary photography project exploring Malagasy culture.

Country of residency: Madagascar

April 2023 | Music

Christine Kamau | Research Trip

Kenyan trumpeter Christine Kamau will be in Switzerland for a research trip based at Musikerwonhaus in Basel to explore the Swiss jazz scene and develop contacts for future collaborations.

Country of residency: Switzerland

March - April 2023 | Music

Florian Götte | Research Trip

Together with Namibian artists, Swiss musician Florian Götte will undertake a research trip to collect field recordings and trace musical adaptations that examine Germany’s colonial past in “German Southwest Africa”.

Country of residency: Namibia

April - May 2023 | Multi-Disciplinary

Michèle Rusconi | Research Trip

Swiss musician and composer Michèle Rusconi will undertake a research trip in Mauritius in the context of a new poetic musical audio drama about the flightless and unlucky Dodo bird.

Country of residency: Mauritius