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


New Swiss Orchestral Works

Eleven Swiss orchestras will each commission three new works from Swiss composers and give their world premières. As a result, over the duration of the project from 2014 to 2016, a new repertoire of 33 works for chamber and symphony orchestra will be created under the label “œuvres suisses”. In return, we will support international …

Performing Arts

Performing Arts from Switzerland

Swiss dance and theatre companies frequently go on tour abroad. We support these companies by investing in international promotion. For example, we are regularly present at international exhibitions like the dance fair Tanzmesse Düsseldorf or the Avignon theatre festival, where we have launched a Swiss platform in collaboration with Corodis. Check out the exciting Swiss …


12 Swiss Books – take a peek

Take a look at our annual magazine «12 Swiss Books» where we present the most exciting newly published works of all literature in all four national languages. These are the works that we strongly recommend for translations. In our latest edition of «12 Swiss Books» you will find translated excerpts and background information on the …

Visual Arts

Switzerland at the Venice Biennale

Venice biennials count among the most important platforms worldwide for contemporary art and architecture. Switzerland has been represented at the Venice Art Biennale since 1920 and the Architecture Biennale since 1991. As of 2012, Pro Helvetia is responsible for the Swiss contributions at the Biennale. For the Swiss contribution to the Architecture Biennale 2016, Swiss …


Swiss Jazz Newcomers

Switzerland is a country with a great jazz tradition. Pro Helvetia supports the next generation of Swiss jazz musicians with its High Priority Jazz Promotion programme. For a period of three years, we foster selected young Swiss jazz bands with a goal to enhance their presence on the international scene by providing financial contributions towards …


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