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

Research Trip

Mohamed Somji | Participation at Plat[t]form 2020

“The Platform 2020 and other meetings organized by Pro Helvetia and FotoMuseum Winterthur were a real treat to be part of. I learnt a great deal about the photography scene of Switzerland having seen gallery spaces, museums, book publishers, artist studios and brought back with me contacts and ideas that I can implement here in …


Joël László | Research Trip Experience 2020 [Egypt]

My research trip to Cairo and Egypt allowed me to spending a wonderful and intensive four weeks. Thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia Cairo, and to the Cairo Book Fair that just had opened its doors for me, I got the chance to meet writers, critics, publishers and playwrights from day one; and once …



The Fischermanns Orchestra met the Artistic Director of the Cairo Jazz Festival in Bremen during the showcase festival Jazzahead!2015. Amro Salah invited us to come and play in Cairo and we immediately started dreaming about going to Egypt. As moving 15 musicians to another continent is always a big logistic challenge, we had to figure …


Phil Battiekh | Studio Residency Experience 2019 [Egypt]

Phil Battiekh is a Mahraganat DJ, producer, conceptual and visual artist who lived in Egypt few years ago to study Arabic, and during his stay he was captivated by the sound of “Mahraganat” all over the streets of Cairo. After coming across his first Mahragan, Phil was inspired to pursue, and spread the genre beyond …


Teresa Rotemberg | Children Theatre Production [Egypt]

“Conducting workshops and devising a performance at Dawar Arts presented me with the opportunity to meet and collaborate with a group of creative individuals who fight to give children a space in Egyptian society. In this way, children’s theatre production opens up a space where children’s stories and experiences can be made visible. . At the …


Nourhan Maayouf | Studio Residency Experience 2019

“The art residency has allowed me to connect with different cultures such as Swiss artists and immigrants and opened doors for conversations. This is in the form of giving talks about photography and my art practice to students, artists and immigrants in notable schools such as F+F school of art and design and high school …


Lord Kesseli and the Drums | The Sailing Stones Experience [Tunisia]

Sailing Stones residency workshop was a different experience, Tunisia and all the Tunisian musicians were really inspiring. We did not expect such harmony between artists, and that was the perfect number of musicians. The festival and all the people we met, played and composed music with were amazing and the choice of musicians and bands …


Belia Winnewisser | The Sailing Stones Experience [Tunisia]

The Sailing Stones residency experience was very important for me. Now I think about it more than thinking while being there; I have a lot of energy since I’m back, and I think I feel that way because of all the respect everyone had during the festival. It didn’t matter if you were an artist, …


Marcel Bieri | The Sailing Stones Residency & Festival [Tunisia]

In the past couple of years, I went on field studies all over Europe to learn more about the continent, its people, the activities in the field of current music and culture. Also in order to figure out what my future work field could look like with the background of 15 years of building up …