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01 Mar 2023

Pro Helvetia ‘Expanding Perspectives’ Grant 2023

Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is calling for project proposals from Swiss artists and cultural practitioners that seek new creative ways of networking and exchange.

The call for applications “Expanding Perspectives” is aimed at artists and cultural practitioners (artists and curators, cultural researchers and cultural critics) who are exploring different types of exchange and networking in a joint project in order to create new spaces for dialogue. The focus is on new forms of reflection as well as national or international partnerships or collaborations

Eligible projects 

Projects submitted are to have a public impact and involve at least two individuals or a collective that together ensure multidisciplinary artistic approaches and perspectives. Support may also go to projects at the interface of artistic and other disciplines. Analog, digital and hybrid formats are eligible for support.

Pro Helvetia requires that a project has the following:

  • A connection to Switzerland
  • Public appeal and pursues and implements clearly defined targets in terms of impact
  • Is not part of a school curriculum or a basic or advanced training or education course

Grant details

Selected projects will receive one-off contributions amounting to up to 25,000 CHF. The contribution can be used to cover all costs necessary for the realisation of the project (fees, administrative costs, costs for consulting and for targeted communication measures, etc.). 

In the case of international collaboration projects, at least 50% of the artists and cultural practitioners (artists and curators, cultural researchers and cultural critics) must be Swiss or based in Switzerland. Not eligible for support in this context are projects that are primarily concerned with the production or performance of a work of art (work grant), PR projects, or journalistic research or reporting projects (leading to publication in print media or in digital format).

Application guidelines  

Deadline: 1 March 2023