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.

January 2020

FlexFab | Research Trip

Swiss electronic producer FlexFab returns to Kenya to collaborate with local artist/musician/singer Baraka Shujaa.

Country of residency: Kenya


Swiss and regional professionals head to Accra for Music in Africa ACCES

Swiss, SADC and Sub-Saharan music industry professionals are headed to Music in Africa’s 3rd Annual Conference for Collaborations, in Accra, Ghana.

Country of residency: Ghana

December 2019 & February 2020 | Music

Sarah Elena Müller & Orakle Ngoy | Research Trips

Congolese slammer Orakle Ngoy (Kinshasa) and Swiss musician Sarah Elena Müller (Bern) pursue their musical collaboration during research trips in both countries. Their music is a raw, technoid and improvised invocation, a search for maximum confrontation with minimal means.

Country of residency: DRC, Switzerland


Dorine Mokha

Congolese choreographer and dancer Dorine Mokha will be on residency at Kaserne Basel, Switzerland, in December 2019 to complete the final piece in an autobiographical trilogy of works.

Country of residency: Switzerland


Jul Dillier

Swiss musician Jul Dillier will be in residence at Nzango Artist Residency outside Maputo, Mozambique, to continue collaborating with Matchume and to perform their music for Mozambican audiences.

Country of residency: Mozambique, SADC

August - September

True Story Award

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pro Helvetia Johannesburg is supporting the attendance of three writers from Africa at the True Story Award and public talks programme in Bern, Switzerland.

Country of residency: Switzerland

Lindiwe Matshikiza. Image by Noah Cohen

Lindiwe Matshikiza

Interdisciplinary performance artist, Lindiwe Matshikiza will join South African born, Zurich based artist Tracy September for a research residency at OOR Records in Zurich from 16 July to 2 August 2019. The two artists are experimenting with a form of live vocal and text-based portraiture. Using vocal archives as a way to examine complex identities, the material they have …

Country of residency: Switzerland


Alessandro Schiattarella

For his upcoming research residency in Cape Town, Alessandro Schiattarella will continue the research began in 2016 in collaboration with Nadine McKenzie around accessibility.

Country of residency: South Africa

August 2019

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt

Johannesburg based artist and educator Dorothee Kreutzfeldt has been selected by a jury of the Sommerakademie Paul Klee to participate in the  2019-20 edition of the Academy programme in Bern, Switzerland. The newly revised summer academy, under artistic director Tirdad Zolghadr, is a two-year programme of workshops run through the summer (beginning August 2019) within the curatorial …

Country of residency: Switzerland

August - September

FLEE Project

FLEE is a Swiss cultural engineering platform dedicated to the documentation and enhancement of hybrid cultures. Functioning as a record label, publishing house and exhibition organiser, it was founded by Alan Marzo, Olivier Duport and Carl Åhnebrink.

Country of residency: Kenya