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




up to 3 months


Submission Deadline
March 1, 2020

Residencies 2021

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In order to enhance cultural exchange and artistic collaborations between Switzerland and Russia, Pro Helvetia offers bilateral art residencies.

The eligible candidates are Swiss and Russian cultural practitioners active in the areas of contemporary art, theatre, dance, literature and music as well as curators

The aim of the residency is

  • To gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment
  • To establish networks
  • To contemplate new projects or collaborations with local partners and artists.

The residency covers:

  • travel costs and per diem
  • accommodation (depending on place in a classical residency space or in flat)
  • work space (on request)
  • professional advice and support
  • to some extend, production costs (on request)
  • health insurance (for residencies in Switzerland)

Selection criteria
– convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond local level
– clear, contextually-relevant motivation
– adequate foreign language skills

The maximum number of residencies per person supported by Pro Helvetia is limited to three.

Applications for 2021

Applications can be submitted until 1 March 2020 via www.myprohelvetia.ch. Applications must be written in English.

Applications from Swiss artists for two different offices abroad regions are possible. Two separate and complete applications must then be submitted. The maximum number of applications granted under this call is one per person.

Residencies in Russia

Centre for Creative Industries “Fabrika” – MOSCOW

Centre for Creative Industries “Fabrika” (until 2011 Proekt_Fabrika) was founded in 2005 in Moscow (Russia) at the former factory, on account of a fruitful collaboration between business and art. Since the beginning, the exhibition programs are intended to support young, midcareer and established artists by giving them an opportunity to present their work. Fabrika provides studio space for artists, run an exchange program “Artist in Residence”, program “Fabrika: Workshops” and host regular exhibitions. Since 2008 CCI Fabrika is a member of Trans Europe Halles Network.

For the last 8 years Fabrika hosted and supported different artists and cultural researches that had chosen Moscow as a place of presenting their project. Fabrika welcomes artists and researches with experience in maintaining disciplines:

  • visual arts
  • sculpture
  • media
  • theater
  • contemporary dance
  • criticism

Director of CCI Fabrika: Asya Philippova

Coordinator “Artist in Residence”: Kristina Pestova

Perevedenovsky lane, 18, Moscow,105082

+7 (499) 265 39 26





ZARYA Artist-in-Residence – VLADIVOSTOK

ZARYA Artist-in-Residence program based in ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art in Vladivostok is a project aimed at provision of support to professionals in the field of contemporary art that welcomes artists regardless of their preferred media, as well as age and nationality. ZARYA A-i-R offers the young artists an opportunity to live and work in the new environment and conditions conductive to intensive work that provide a chance for successful implementation of creativity projects. ZARYA A-i-R program is primarily focused on analysis and development of local environment. One of its tasks is establishment of a dialogue with both dedicated professionals and wide audience. ZARYA A-i-R program is destined to become an efficient point of interaction between representatives of various nations and cultures and to encourage development of the local art world on the Far East.

Residency provides accommodation in a furnished studio apartment (2 studios, kitchen + living room, household appliances), a workshop (33 m2) for joint use, PR support of the developing project, assistance in coordination of the developing project (introduction to the local context, meetings arrangement, information and literature search assistance). Residents are expected to submit some final artworks for ZARYA CCA collection (the number of works and other details are to be negotiated individually).

  • Visual Art
  • New Media Art
  • Performance Art
  • Theater
  • Music
  • Street Art

Chief Curator: Alisa Bagdonaite

Program Coordinator: Adel Kim

Avenue of the 100-Year Anniversary of Vladivostok, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, 690068

+7 423 231 71 00



“New Stories of Yekaterinburg” at Museum of Photography «Metenkov’s House» – YEKATERINBURG

Museum of Photography «Metenkov’s House» opened the residency program for photographers and the artists working with photography in 2016. Museum is located in a mansion built in the late XIX century in the center of Yekaterinburg.

It has residency studio and exhibition space (total 150 m²). The main aim of the residency is to increase interest in photography as one of the most important tools for the city exploration and to urge cultural exchange between local and international artists.

  • Art
  • Photography

Karla Libknehta, 36 Yekaterinburg, Russia 620075

Residency Program: http://ekaterinburgs-new-stories.tumblr.com




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Residencies in Switzerland

Atelier Mondial, Basel

Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva

Rote Fabrik, Zurich

Stadtgalerie, Bern

Villa Sträuli, Winterthur

PROGR Art Center, Bern

Lyseloth Basel