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Carine Bachmann, director of the Federal Office of Culture, is paving a new course for the government’s cultural policy. In an interview with SWI swissinfo.ch she explains how, for Switzerland, this includes a stronger international commitment.
On 24 May 2023, the Swiss Federal Council launched a proposal for an amendment of the Federal Act on Copyright and Related Rights (“Copyright Act”) for consultation. In the center of the proposed amendment is the introduction of an ancillary copyright for journalistic products in favour of both media companies and journalists.
Artlink launches «Shifting Places» with the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. This initiative is addressed to cultural practitioners and artists who have fled to Switzerland from war. It is built around the three main pillars of artistic creation: networking, creating and sharing.
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia strongly condemns Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.
The Swiss comics scene may not be large, but it enjoys an excellent reputation. To nurture the scene’s significant potential in a targeted manner, Pro Helvetia initiated a pilot project for the funding of comics production in 2020.
Today sees the launch of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s first series of podcasts at the intersection of art, science and technology. Each of the seven episodes, titled « Art meets… », features an encounter between an artist and a scientist and covers topics such as astronomy, biohacking and robotics. Produced in English and intended for a broad audience, the « Art meets… » podcast is available on most platforms.