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

Design Work Grants

Design Work Grants

The next Design Work Grants will be launched for applications in December 2021 (Deadline 1 March 2022) and will be posted on our Calls page

The full guidelines for applicants for Design are available on Pro Helvetia’s webpage

Within the framework of its Spring 2021 Design Work Grants, Pro Helvetia has selected twenty projects for concept development, prototype development, production or project extension funding.

The awarded projects demonstrate a wide variety of fields: from product design, fashion, jewellery, industrial design, graphic design and robotics.

About the selected projects, the jury stated: «The unprecedent situation of the pandemic has brought many challenges but also many opportunities to the design world and the jury appreciates the way the young designers worked with so much conviction and will on their projects during this period. The jury was thrilled to see many exciting, new, colourful and creative applications. The challenge to select the most innovative projects from the unusually large number of highly professional applications was big.»

Concept development funding

Prototype development funding

Production funding

Project extension funding