Pro Helvetia supports and disseminates Swiss arts and culture. It has a worldwide reach through its offices abroad and stimulates cultural production with its initiatives. By granting financial contributions, Pro Helvetia enables the production of new artistic work, strengthens cultural exchange between Switzerland’s various linguistic regions and between Switzerland and abroad, disseminates Swiss culture worldwide, fosters up-and-coming young artists and engages in arts outreach. As a national institution, it supports projects of transregional significance. With initiatives of its own Pro Helvetia takes up topical developments in the arts scene and lays the foundations of new networks for Swiss cultural practitioners at home and abroad. Its initiatives are devised in collaboration with artists, event organisers, cultural institutions, public and private sector sponsors and, in an international context, with the country’s diplomatic and consular missions abroad.