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

Design Work Grants: Selected Projects Spring 22

Design Work Grants

The next Design Work Grants will be launched for applications in June 2022 (Deadline 1 September 2022) and will be posted on our calls page

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

Meet with us

Join us for an online information event on Thursday 7 July at 17h CET where our team will guide you through our Work Grants and where you will be able to address your questions.

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Within the framework of its Spring 2022 Design Work Grants, Pro Helvetia has selected nineteen projects for concept development, prototype development, production or project extension funding.

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

About the selected projects, the jury stated: «The quality of the submitted projects we have seen this year, especially coming out of two years of working around and within a lot of restrictions, is exceptional. This year, there was a strong lead towards filling the gaps, thus realizing that necessity was the mother of inventions in 2022. Besides the high quality of the projects, the jury was delighted to see more and more sustainable approaches and projects that dare to disrupt the status quo.»

Concept development funding

Prototype development funding

Production funding

Project extension funding


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.