The cultural affairs section promotes cultural exchange between Switzerland and Hong Kong/Macau. It helps connect Swiss artists in a variety of fields such as music, dance, drama or photography with useful contacts in this part of the world.
Regularly the cultural affairs section organizes or co-hosts various events and exhibitions with a Swiss interest and works closely with organisations such as the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
A studio residency (3 months) in China or, conversely, in Switzerland gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia will provide specific coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the cost of travel, insurances and per diem expenses. Applicants may benefit three times in total from a Pro Helvetia studio residency.
convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional level
Swiss documentarian Jacqueline Zünd frequents the distant but intimate lives of people from around the world – the insomniacs, the aged and the children – embracing their delights and disappointments, regrets and hopes, and other contrasting sensations. As these people wander along their paths of ritual, befittingly or unfittingly, they understand life anew with wisdom, dignity and vitality. Zünd has been a critically acclaimed multi-award winning filmmaker since her debut. Her works have participated in prominent festivals including the Berlin (Germany), Locarno (Switzerland), Moscow (Russia) International Film Festivals, Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland) and DOK Leipzig (Germany) amongst others.
Location: Louis Koo Cinema, Upper Basement, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai
The Consulate General of Switzerland cordially invites alumni of Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences currently living in Hong Kong and Macao (incl. current and former exchange students) to the Swiss alumni networking event 2022 entitled: “Innovation & Sustainability in the aviation industry”
Settimana della lingua italiana
On the occasion of Italian Language Week, the Consulate General of Switzerland, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Library of Hong Kong invite lovers of the Italian language to a conversation with the renowned writer Melania Mazzucco.
Movie; Event for Swiss nationals who live abroad
In need of some action? The neo-noir classic by Jean-Luc Godard, Alphaville will be screening at the Lippo Amphitheater of the Asia Society Hong Kong. To kick start the open-air evening come early for a pairing of wine and chocolate hosted by The Consulate General of Switzerland. .
The Consulate General of Switzerland, Swiss Association of Hong Kong and Swisscham Hong Kong are pleased to invite you to a talk by internationally renowned epidemiologist Prof. Ben Cowling of the Hong Kong University’s School of Public Health.
The Swiss curator Ms. Yasmin Afschar, first recipient of the Young Curator Residency Program by Asia Society Switzerland, will tell us about her experience in Hong Kong. Ms Afschar will exchange her impressions with Ms. Eunice Tsang, curator and manager of Present Projects art space, Hong Kong. Personal experiences, observations and ideas in curatorial practices travelling from the visual art-scene in Hong Kong to comparisons from the rest of the world will be discussed.
Location: Asia Society Hong Kong Admiralty or Online
Young Artist in Residence @ V54
An initiative run by a local charity, Po Leung Kuk, aiming to provide low rental fees and short-term residencies for young artists, to encourage them to express their appreciation of Art and Culture of East & West and life history, and also to make contributions to society by promoting the value of Art and Culture to young people.