Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

Design promotion: Now Open

Call for applications

Submission deadline:
1 March 2019

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Supporting creativity and facilitating market access

Pro Helvetia has developed a four-step promotion model for young Swiss designers, as part of the «New models of collaboration (Culture and Business)» pilot programme.

Designers within the fields of fashion, product design, furniture, graphic and textile design can apply to this Call. The selected project will benefit a tailored support according to their needs from the concept phase through prototype development and production to distribution.

Please check our Calls page for complete information about the conditions for application.

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.