Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia
March 1, 2019
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A studio residency (3 months) for Swiss artists, curators and cultural practitioners in the Arab region (to Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon) or, conversely, in Switzerland for artists, curators and cultural practitioners from the Arab region (from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon).
Pro Helvetia Studio Residency is a platform that provides artists with the opportunity to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. In addition to a place to work and accommodation we offer specific coaching. We cover the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and per diem. Applicants may benefit three times in total from a Pro Helvetia studio residency.
The Artists in Residence program started in Egypt in 2002. After being on hold for five years it was re-launched in 2017. The aim of the program is to enhance cultural exchange and artistic collaborations between Switzerland and the Arab region.
- Convincing track record: professional track record extending beyond local/regional level.
- Clear, contextually relevant motivation.
- Relevant and adequate language skills (English, French and/or German).
For Arab artists, curators and cultural practitioners:
Pro Helvetia Cairo facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists, curators and cultural practitioners from:
For Swiss artists, curators and cultural practitioners:
Swiss artists, curators and cultural practitioners can apply for a residency to the following countries in the Arab region:
We work with a network of organisations that can host residencies in different cities in Switzerland and in the Arab region. We look to customise each residency according to the needs of the individual arts professional as much as possible. Please check our Residency Network page to find out more about these organisations.
Applications must be written in English and can be submitted via www.myprohelvetia.ch until March 1, 2019.