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

COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges

Find out more on the COINCIDENCIA website


«COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges» is our cultural exchange programme with South America. Its aim is to strengthen networks between Swiss and South American cultural institutions and arts professionals and to set up partnerships. COINCIDENCIA thus constitutes a privileged point of access to the contemporary South American arts scene.

From 2017 to 2020, via a coordination office in Sao Paulo and outposts in Buenos Aires, Bogota and Santiago de Chile, COINCIDENCIA will be committed to maintaining existing partnerships with local cultural organisations and players and establishing new ones. The long-term goal is to have institutions and practitioners cooperate in joint projects not only in the four countries mentioned above, but also in further regions of the South American continent.

COINCIDENCIA bolsters our existing ties with South America through the funding of tours and of Swiss participation in cultural events. All the arts disciplines we promote are included, and support is provided for multiple formats besides tours such as exhibitions, research trips, residencies and co-productions.

(Photo: Ursula Biemann & Paulo Tavares «Forest Law» (2014), multi-channel video installation)

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.