Pro Helvetia Cairo announced the new call for application for the Studio Residencies 2019.
Residencies are offered in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from Egypt, and in Egypt for artists and cultural practitioners from Switzerland.
If artists from other Arab nationalities wish to apply for a residency in Switzerland, or Swiss artists wish to apply for residency in another Arab country, their application will be processed and considered once the program opens in the respective country.
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. The Swiss Arts Council covers the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and per diem. Applicants may apply three times in total for 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. During 2018 the program is expected to extend to other countries in the region which will be announced during the year.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018
For more information and to apply, click here