The call for Studio Residency 2020 is open now. A studio residency (3 months) in China or, conversely in Switzerland, gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia will provide specific coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the cost of travel, insurances and per diem expenses. Applicants may benefit three times in total from a Pro Helvetia studio residency.
- convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond the regional level
- context-related motivation
- adequate foreign language skills
Applications can be submitted until March 1, 2019 via www.myprohelvetia.ch. Applications must be written in English. Further information on Pro Helvetia Shanghai’s homepage www.prohelvetia.cn, and follow wechat account pro_helvetia.
About Pro Helvetia
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has a network of regional liaison offices. Pro Helvetia Shanghai, founded in 2010, represents projects in China (for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau). Other regional offices include Egypt (for the Arab region), India (for the Indian subcontinent), Russia and South Africa (for Southern African countries). In order to enhance cultural exchange and artistic collaborations between Switzerland and these regions Pro Helvetia offers residencies in both directions.
Swiss artists and cultural practitioners in the areas of music, literature, visual arts, design and interactive media, theatre and dance are eligible to apply. At the same time, Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from China.
Listed below are our current and past artists in residence in the areas of the visual arts, design and interactive media, music, theatre and dance.
Check out Quotes from previous Chinese artists who returned from their residency programs in Switzerland. For the studio residency finalists of 2019, and for updates of our artists-in-residence for 2017 and 2018, please view our newsletter.