Fully Funded Research Residency for Artists 2019

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Fully Funded Research Residency for Artists 2019

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Pro Helvetia Studio Residency invites artists to apply for a fully funded Research Residency program that aims to enhance cultural exchange and artistic collaborations between Switzerland and the Arab region. 

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Description of the Program 

Pro Helvetia Studio Residency offers a research residency (max. 4 weeks) that enables artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) to carry out research in an Arab country or, conversely, in Switzerland. The aim of the residency is to prepare an exchange project. Pro Helvetia supports the compilation of the visiting programme with professional know-how.

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Eligibility Criteria  

1. Applicants must possess relevant and adequate language skills (English, French and/or German). 

2. Applicants must provide convincing track record: professional track record extending beyond local/regional level. 

3. Participants must have a specific cultural exchange project with sustainable impact and international resonance, that meet the general criteria of Pro Helvetia. 

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In addition to a place to work and accommodation, the organization offers specific coaching. The Swiss arts council covers the costs of travel, accommodation, insurance and per diem.  Pro Helvetia Cairo works with a network of organisations that can host residencies in different cities in Switzerland and in the Arab region. The residency program looks to customise each residency according to the needs of the individual arts professional as much as possible.

About Pro Helvetia Cairo 

Pro Helvetia Studio Residency is a platform that provides artists with the opportunity to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. 

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Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Country of residence
Switzerland, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Both gender
Music, Art, Cultural Exchange & Languages, Research, Design

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
Motivation Letter, Research Proposal, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Architecture, Art, Design, and Music, Media and Journalism
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English, German, French
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Pro Helvetia Cairo

The foundation Pro Helvetia is a public foundation of Switzerland that promotes artistic and cultural collaboration between the Arab region... More details