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

Open Call for Exhibitors:
Milano Design Week 2024

The House of Switzerland Milano is a joint project by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (PH) and Presence Switzerland (PRS). This three-year initiative (2023-2025) is a platform to present the ingenuity and innovative power of Swiss design and its importance as a design nation during Milano Design Week. It is aimed at offering participants …


Call for Participation: Design Days Geneva

The 14th edition of Design Days will take place from 16 to 25 November 2023 in Geneva. The magazine Espaces contemporains and the association Design Days are setting up a route through the city and galleries, showrooms as well as workshops in and around Geneva will host selected designers in partnership with the Swiss Arts …


Skills Development Workshops: Design Entrepreneurship

In Collaboration with the Swiss Design Association, Pro Helvetia organises six workshops during Zurich Design Weeks between 6 and 17 September 2023. The workshops offer an introduction and concrete tools to understand the financial, legal and methodological aspects of a professional design practice. They will help you to assess the structural and strategic aspects of …


Call for Participation: Design Retreat

Pro Helvetia, the Design Prize Switzerland and the Zurich Silk Industry Association (ZSIG) invite you to apply to our Call for Participation “Design Retreat”, taking place from 6 to 9 July 2023 at the Sutra House in Basel. The Design Retreat offers emerging talents from the Swiss design industry the opportunity to take a break in a …


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.