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

Portrait via Vidy (c) Eric Roset

Cédric Djedje & Noémi Michel | Residency

Geneva-based artists Cédric Djedje and Noémi Michel work together on an ongoing pluridisciplinary project exploring narratives of futurity within the global Black diaspora. The collaboration weaves together documentary theatre/performance and Black feminist critical thinking/radiophonic creation. Their residency in Johannesburg, South Africa from September to December 2023 centres around engaging with the city as a vibrant …


Zoë Binetti | Research Trip

Bernese performance artist Zoë Binetti, who performs under the moniker zozoTransistor, will return to Kumasi, Ghana from 1-30 June 2023 to continue her Sensorial Theatre research and to present and develop new work in this field. Zoë creates embodied performances that interface between sound, touch, smell, movement, sight and installation. She describes this art form …


Faizal Mostrixx Ddamba | Residency

Faizal Mostrixx is a self-taught Ugandan dancer, choreographer and music producer who has pioneered a singular Afro-futurist hybrid musical style. His infectious new sound, “tribal electronics”, weaves regional beats, instruments and moods with electronic soundscapes and hypnotic indigenous urban dances. In his music and performances, Mostrixx tells stories that explore concepts of futurism and ignite …


Annina Machaz | Residency

Annina Machaz is a multimedia and performing arts practitioner in the Swiss theatre scene. She has been creating sculptures and paper mâché masks for her performances since the beginning of her career. Annina often uses masks to explore the link between humour and the grotesque in her work, and is interested in the ways that …


Jolie Ngemi | Research Trip

Geneva based, Kinshasa born dancer and choreographer Jolie Ngemi is preparing a new solo choreographic project titled “Nkisi” which will premiere in March 2023 at the Arsenic in Lausanne. Jolie will undertake a research trip in two parts in the DRC and South Africa to improve her knowledge of traditional ritual and the magical practices …


Yann Marussich | Research Trip

Yann Marussich is a Swiss performance and contemporary artist with a self-taught education of the body. Since 2001 he has been exploring living immobility in his work. In a research trip in Mozambique from 4-16 December 2022, Yann will travel to Maputo, Nampula and Ilha de Mozambique for professional meetings with actors and to visit …


Gavin Krastin & Alan Parker | Research Trip

Gavin Krastin and Alan Parker are a South African creative duo who have been working together for over a decade. As multidisciplinary artists working predominantly in live art performance, Gavin and Alan’s interests lie in the body’s representation in alternative and layered spaces. Their practice straddles theatre, dance, visual arts and curatorship, resulting in artworks …


Alessandro Schiattarella | Research Trip

Swiss choreographer and dancer Alessandro Schiattarella will be in Cape Town, South Africa from 13 November – 9 December 2022 to continue his work with Unmute Dance Company exploring shared interests in ideas and themes relating to disability. Unmute Dance Theatre, founded in 2013, is a company of artists with mixed abilities/disabilities using physical theatre, …


Thando Mangcu | Residency

Thando Mangcu is a South African performer, director and writer. She will be an artist in residence at Théâtre du Grütli in Geneva from 29 August to 27 November 2022, during which time she looks forward to working and being part of the creative community at Grütli. “This residency will be an opportunity to expand …


Koleka Putuma | Research Trip

“The Theatre of Beauty” is a research project by Koleka Putuma, an award-winning South African theatre practitioner, writer and poet, that investigates the relationship between plant medicine and storytelling. It is a work in search of connections between ancestry, history, memory, and practices of storytelling. It is also a work in search of the tensions …


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.