Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, is funded entirely by the Swiss federal government. Pro Helvetia supports artistic creation from Switzerland with an eye to diversity and taking into account its impact, both national and international. It supports projects that help to create and disseminate artistic works, or contribute to artistic exchange between Switzerland’s language regions or to arts outreach. As a national foundation, Pro Helvetia makes grants only to works and projects by cultural practitioners or institutions which enjoy recognition beyond their own regions.
The Arts Council supports projects in the areas of the visual arts, music, theatre, dance, literature and society, as well as multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects.
For guidelines on eligibility and how to apply for grants, see the Pro Helvetia site’s page on applications.
Pro Helvetia also supports the ‘Moving Words’ Initiative, which works to promote translated literature both within Switzerland and abroad. More information can be found on the ‘Moving Words’ webpage.