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 …


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 …


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 …


Fanny Vaucher | Research Trip

Swiss illustrator and comic book author Fanny Vaucher will spend time in Moroni in the Comoros from 27 June-26 July 2023 for a research trip to develop a new book project exploring the topic of death. Fanny’s interest in the Comoros arose from encountering the diaspora community in Marseille. The archipelago is not well known …


Andrea Keller | Residency

Swiss writer and cultural practitioner Andrea Keller is convinced of the value and effectiveness of well-told stories to shape public imaginaries. During her residency in Libreville, Gabon from July – August 2022 she will talk with local artists, NGO workers as well as eco-guides and seek contact with Gabon’s wilderness. Her research work is entitled …


Anton Krueger | Research Trip

South African writer and lecturer Anton Krueger will spend July 2022 at Château de Lavigny for a research trip. During this time, Anton plans to write a series of short paradoxical parables inspired by images from the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne. He intends to publish an assemblage of these stories as a book titled …


Sylvia Arthur | Research Trip

Sylvia Arthur is the Founder of the Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) in Accra, Ghana, a library, archive, and museum dedicated to collecting the work of African and Diaspora writers from the late 19th-century to the present day. During her research trip in Zurich, Switzerland from 14 April to 12 May 2022, …


Armin Senser | Residency

Swiss writer and poet Armin Senser will be on residency in Johannesburg from February until May. During his time in the city, he says that he intends to write a book: “I will write a book about architecture. It will be autobiographical. My childhood in Biel, Switzerland, will be the starting point. And Johannesburg will …


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.