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


Barbara Ellenberger | Residency [Mpumalanga]

Swiss theatre professional Barbara Ellenberger has begun her residency at the home of the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) at the Ebhudlweni Arts Centre in rural Mpumalanga, South Africa. Working closely with managing and artistic director PJ Sabbagha from August to December 2022, they will be exploring the impact of climate change on artistic practice. …


Malose Malahlela | Research Trip

Malose Malahlela co-founded Keleketla Media Arts Project NPC, a civic society organization that implements arts, culture and heritage programmes in Africa and the world. He spent June 2022 in Basel for a research trip to engage with institutions and organisations in the context of the Drill Hall Arts Advocacy Project. The project is concerned with …


Joshua Chiundiza & Yann Longchamp | Antigel Festival Residency

Geneva-based organisation SHAP SHAP has been collaborating with Antigel since 2016 on the multidisciplinary AFRICA, WHAT’S UP? programme within the festival that aims to promote emerging and under-represented artists from the global south and foster dialogue and creative exchange and collaboration with Swiss artists. During the opening week of this year’s festival, Zimbabwean audiovisual artist …

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Umlilo | Residency

South African multidisciplinary artist Siya Ngcobo aka Umlilo will be an artist in residence at Villa Strauli in Winterthur, Switzerland from 15 January to 15 April 2022. Isambulo (The Revelations) is a multi-dimensional project that deals with grief, the Covid-19 pandemic and healing arts practice. During their residency, Umlilo plans to interview artists living and …


Mpho Mokgadi & Philippe Stalder | Research Trip

South African photographer Mpho Mokgadi and Swiss journalist Philippe Stalder will spend four weeks in Accra, Ghana in August 2021 on a research trip. The duo are developing a project investigating the trade system underpinning the Swiss chocolate industry. Switzerland is known for its world-famous chocolate production. What is not widely publicised however, is that …


Mats Staub | Research Trip

In March 2020, Swiss artist Mats Stuab will spend two weeks in Tanzania based at our Regional Mobility partner Nafasi Art Space to develop content for his ongoing Death and Birth in My Life project. The project was initiated in 2018 during a research trip in South Africa, and last year Mats spent time in …


Meloe Gennai | Residency

Meloe Gennai is a Geneva-based poet, performer, actor and advocate for minority rights. Racially ambivalent and gender non-conforming trans non-binary, they are interested in understanding the dynamics and impact of social labels on people’s lives and deconstructing prescriptive knowledge and stereotypes. They support and are active in the movement to create more space and representation …


AFRICA, WHAT’S UP? | Festival Residency

This year the Antigel Festival in Geneva celebrates a decade of bringing international music and performances to unusual venues across the city in the dead of winter. For the fifth year running, SHAP SHAP is organising the curated music and performance residency platform, AFRICA, WHAT’S UP? within the context of the festival. SHAP SHAP’s Mélanie …


Dominique Lämmli | Research Trip

Dominique Lämmli is a practicing artist, philosopher, researcher and educator. She holds a professorship of Drawing & Painting at the Zurich University of the Arts, co-founded and co-runs the independent research FOA-FLUX, co-heads the independent studies Art & Society and writes on working with art in social contexts and art practitioner research. In the eighties, …