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


Christine Kamau | Research Trip

Christine Kamau is a Kenyan trumpeter and performing artist whose music has been described as “a wide-eared approach to jazz, paying attention to various styles without losing the jazz tonality”. She will be in Switzerland for a research trip from 3 – 30 April 2023 based at Musikerwonhaus in Basel. During this time Christine plans to …


Florian Götte | Research Trip

Swiss musician Florian Götte will undertake a research trip in Namibia from 26 March to 15 April 2023 in the context of an interdisciplinary theatre work planned for summer 2023 in Munich. The research forms part of “Traces of Memory”, a larger examination of Germany’s colonial past in “German Southwest Africa” initiated by director and …


Daryl Xzavier Stone | Residency

Daryl Xzavier Stone, who goes by the moniker Xzavier Stone, is an artist, producer, DJ and vocalist from Zurich, Switzerland. He first encountered music from South Africa in the early 2010s when he befriended Spoek Mathambo and Gazelle’s Xander Ferreira and Nick Matthews during their Europe tour. Nearly a decade later, Xzavier created the score …


Elisabeth Stoudmann | Research Trip

Swiss journalist and cultural project manager Elisabeth Stoudmann has been invited to participating in Music in Africa’s Annual Conference for Collaboration, Exchange and Showcase (ACCES) this year hosted in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania from 24-26 November 2022. She will join a panel discussion titled “Breaking Boundaries: Platforms for African Sounds”, together with Ghita Khaldi …


Jessie Cox | Research Trip

Experimental Swiss drummer and composer Jessie Cox will be in Dakar, Senegal for a research trip from 19-25 November 2022 to collaborate with local musicians and record new material. The research trip emerges from a project Jessie developed with the Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern and visit to Dakar in 2021 to work with the local five-piece …


tracy september | Research Trip

tracy september is a South African musician, performer, producer, and music researcher based in Zurich, Switzerland. Her practice explores themes of memory, spirituality and protest, which inform the new project Ritual & Communion that she will be initiating during her research trip from 17 October to 6 November 2022 at Abuntu+ in Accra, Ghana. The …


Atiyyah Khan | Research trip

Atiyyah Khan is a South African arts journalist, DJ, record collector, researcher visiting Switzerland for a research trip from 1 to 30 September 2022. She is using Basel as her base but will be moving throughout the country. Her stay is multi-faceted and connects archival research along with her work both as a journalist and …


Benjamin Jephta | Research Trip

South African bassist and composer Benjamin Jephta will be on a research trip in Basel from 19 August to 19 September 2022. During this time he plans to develop compositions and collaborations with Swiss artists already in his network and beyond. Benjamin is also interested in expanding his “Global Jazz concept”, which involves exploring a …


Andrei van Wyk | Research Trip

South African musician and sound artist Andrei van Wyk’s work focuses on hypertextuality, experimental composition, muzak and the relationship between sound, noise and music within the context of human experience. His practice moves away from sound as purely aesthetic to expand on how sound widens historical narratives. His practice incorporates sound-collage, plunderphonics and free improvisation, …


Luca Forcucci | Residency

Visual mental imagery in the sonic arts with an emphasis on the act of listening and sonic imagination has been the focus of artist and electroacoustic composer Luca Forcucci’s practice and research for the last two decades. Luca will be on residency in Ghana from 8 August to 13 September 2022 to develop his long-term …