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


A question?

Contact the team:

Responsible for International Platforms and Delegations:

Marie Mayoly

Responsible for Call for projects and National Delegations:

Helen Muggli

Two kinds of calls for projects are regularly opened to Swiss designers:

Calls to participate in national or international delegations (scroll down )

Pro Helvetia offers designers to participate in major industry events such as the Milan Design Week, 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen or the Shenzhen Creative Week. The selection is made through calls that are published on this page.

Design Work Grants

Through its Design Work Grants, Pro Helvetia supports projects that demonstrate clear entrepreneurial objectives, originality, formal and design quality, feasibility, as well as sustainable benefits, a high degree of innovation and market understanding.
Applications are open to all areas of professional design practice, with the exception of interactive media.

The support measures are aligned to four stages in a project’s evolution from concept to market launch:

  • Concept development
  • Prototype development
  • Production
  • Project extension

Next Calls

Past Calls

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.