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


Aly Khamees | Residency Experience 2020

I was chosen for the Residency in 2020 in Switzerland. When the Covid-19 hit, I was lucky to be in Europe right before my residency starts. It was easy to travel from Berlin to Lausanne to pursue the residency there, but the experience itself was not easy, due to the Covid-19 situation and the lockdown. …

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 …


Uriel Orlow – Studio Residency Experience 2010

In my opinion, foreign cultural institutions can offer more diversity and more alternatives; they can broaden the scope of cultural projects and support existing institutions. They can give a good push to research and artistic practice. Pro Helvetia Cairo has already done some excellent initiatives there, and this can create input into the local scene …


Beate Engel – Where are you?

“Where are you?” was the first SMS typed into my new cell phone after arriving in Cairo for my curator-in- residence program, November 2008. While waiting downtown in the coffee shop beside the Townhouse Gallery for my city-guide, and a fellow practicing artist, Mahmoud Hanafy. The question “Where are you?” accompanied me everywhere I went. …