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Pro Helvetia’s Studio Residencies

Pro Helvetia’s three-month studio residencies – open to artists and art practitioners from South Asia and Switzerland – help artists find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects. As part of the process of inviting applications and announcing winners, we worked on the messaging and visuals for two successive years. 

Pro Helvetia New Delhi, the liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council, supports and disseminates Swiss arts and culture in South Asia. They promote cultural exchange, develop and nurture long-term partnerships, initiate co-productions and support residencies. Their programme is interdisciplinary in nature with focus on themes like literature, contemporary dance, visual arts, music, theatre, design and photography. See the posters we designed for their co-productions here.

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Artist-in-Residence 2020

The call for applications went out as a two-part communication drawn in pencil, with the first showing a cluster of sleeping houses. The messaging called for a shift – in environs, perspectives and interactions – and depicted a single house waking up to the call. The second image goes on to show the same house taking a walk towards the exciting possibilities that this residency offers.  

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Graphic announcing the awardees of AiR 2020. Three artists from South Asia are picked for residency in Switzerland and three Swiss artists for residency in South Asia. 

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Artist-in-Residence 2019

With the messaging centred around Think, Create, and Express – the broad stages of an artist’s work – we set out to create three graphics for AiR 2019, which were then used in a staggered manner to announce the call for applications. The collaged images were created using cut-outs of visuals from PHND projects.  

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