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



Russia, Switzerland

up to 3 months

Russia, Switzerland

Submission Deadline
March 10, 2021

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Residencies 2022

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Cultural practitioners from Switzerland may apply for residencies in Russia, while cultural practitioners from Russia can apply for residencies in Switzerland.

Residencies serve to gain inspiration, to establish networks and to work on projects.

Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel costs, a daily allowance, professional supervision, a workplace (on request) and a contribution to production/material costs (on request).

Applications may be submitted once a year (application deadline: 10  March 2021) via myprohelvetia, applications must be submitted in English.

Pro Helvetia supports three residencies per person at most.

Selection criteria:

  • Convincing track record: professional activity with a national / transregional reach
  • Context-related motivation
  • Sufficient knowledge of the respective foreign language(s)
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact


We work with a network of organisations that can host residencies in different cities in Russia and in Switzerland. Residency applicants are invited to consider, but are not limited to, the below list of partner organisations.

Residency partners in Russia

We look to customise each residency according to the needs of the individual arts professional as far as possible.

On the website of Association of Artistic Residences of Russia AiR of Russia you can learn more about Russian art residences and select the one that suits you most:


Residency partners in Switzerland

Atelier Mondial | Basel (Visual Arts)

Embassy of Foreign Artists | Geneva (Visual Arts)

Gleis 70 | Zurich (Design, Visual Arts)

The Grütli Theatre | Geneva (Theatre, Performance)

Kaserne Basel| Basel (Theatre, Dance, Music, Performance)

Kulturhaus Villa Sträuli | Winterthur (Photography, Visual Arts)

La Becque | Geneva (Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Performance)

L’Abri | Geneva (Dance, Performance)

Musikerwohnhaus Lyseloth | Basel (Music)

Residency.ch | Bern (Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Performance)

Rote Fabrik | Zurich (Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Performance)

Schule für Kunst & Design| Zurich (Design, Visual Arts)

Schweizer Textilfachschule| Zurich (Design)

Solothurner Literaturtage | Solothurn (Literature)

Utopiana | Geneva (Visual arts)

Villa Ruffieux | Sierre (Visual Arts, Music, Literature)

woerdz | Lucerne (Spoken Word, Literature)