Pro Helvetia Cairo Studio Residency program is one important element in our program. Every year, an open call launches from December to March the next year, for Swiss and Arab artists. All applications are cautiously considered by our team in Cairo and Zurich office. Our office works with a wide network of partners in both regions to facilitate the studio residency for artists and provide them with a special experience in the country where they will be carrying out their studio residency.
Artists from the Arab region and Switzerland spend up to 3 months in a different context, where Pro Helvetia Cairo in collaboration with the partner organisation provides them with studio to work, specialised coaching and connects them with relevant contact in the region they are placed at.
This year, we have received more than 100 outstanding applications across all disciplines supported by Pro Helvetia, from Switzerland and the Arab region. 4 Swiss artists were selected to carry out their Studio Residencies in the Arab Region, and 5 Arab artists were selected to spend their studio residencies in Switzerland.