At the forefront of Swiss cultural policy since its foundation in 1939, Pro Helvetia promotes Swiss art and culture with a focus on quality and diversity. As the Swiss Confederation’s cultural promotion institution, Pro Helvetia supports projects that are of national interest. Pro Helvetia’s promotion activities comprise artistic creation, cultural exchange in Switzerland, international cultural exchange, cultural stimulus, emerging artists, cultural outreach, and legal regulations.
Pro Helvetia is a public-law foundation, whose tasks are performed autonomously, as specified in the Culture Promotion Act (Kulturförderungsgesetz) of 11 December 2009. The law also defines the cooperation between Pro Helvetia and the Federal Office of Culture (BAK) in cultural promotion work on behalf of the Confederation. Government funding for Pro Helvetia is determined by Parliament on the basis of the statement on the financing of cultural promotion by the Confederation.
This event is presented by Materialise:
Swiss Culture, Art