Pro Helvetia Residencies 2024 for Cultural practitioners from Sub-Saharan Africa

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Pro Helvetia Residencies 2024 for Cultural practitioners from Sub-Saharan Africa. Apply below!

When is the Application Deadline:

1st March 2023

Tell Me About Pro Helvetia Residencies:

Cultural practitioners from Switzerland may apply for residencies in Southern, East, West or Central Africa, while cultural practitioners from Southern, East, West and Central Africa can apply for residencies in Switzerland. Below you will find more information about the countries in question.  

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We have strong existing partner networks in DRC, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar that can host visiting Swiss arts professionals, and developing networks in East, West and Central Africa. In countries outside of these existing networks, applicants would need to give some consideration in their proposals to potential host partners and local arrangements for their residency.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Short course

Who can apply for Pro Helvetia Residencies?

The residencies programme is open to artists and cultural practitioners working in the fields of visual arts, design and interactive media, music, literature and performing arts, as well as arts practitioners with a transdisciplinary focus.

How are Applicants Selected?

  • Convincing track record: professional activity with a national / transregional reach 
  • Context-related motivation 
  • Sufficient knowledge of English
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact 

Which Countries are Eligible?

Southern Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Switzerland, West Africa

Where will Award be Taken?

Southern Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Switzerland, West Africa

How Many will be Given?

Pro Helvetia supports three residencies per person at most. 

What is the Benefit of Pro Helvetia Residencies?

Residencies serve to gain inspiration, to establish networks and to work on projects. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel costs, a daily allowance, professional supervision, a workplace (on request) and a contribution to production/material costs (on request). 

How to Apply for Pro Helvetia Residencies:

Application must be submitted in English, via the online portal myprohelvetia.

Visit Award Webpage for Details