Cultural Affairs Section

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.

Studio Residencies

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.

Selection criteria

  • convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional level
  • context-related motivation
  • adequate foreign language skills


Applications for studio residency in 2019 can be submitted until March 1, 2018 via The studio residencies for 2018 have already been assigned. Applications must be written in English. Further information on and Pro Helvetia Shanghai homepage, and follow wechat account pro_helvetia.

光 · 影 · 香港夜 / Lumieres Hong Kong is pleased to announce its 2018 open call for artistic proposals.

The Festival invites artists, creative practitioners, designers, art organisations, architects, cultural and educational institutions to submit projects using light as the media to enhance the heritage, culture and unique architecture of Hong Kong.


  • Creative teams are expected to provide their portfolio and fill the Expression of Interest form by March 7, 2018 (Wednesday)

  • Creative teams are expected to provide via email their final artistic proposal, including artistic concept and technical specifications, renderings and  fully-itemised budget by April 1, 2018 (Sunday), 18:00 (Hong Kong Time)

  • The selection of the artistic projects will take place within April

For more information about the Call for Artistic proposals and submission process, please check out the following link: Lumieres Hong Kong - Call for Proposal 2018

About 光 · 影 · 香港夜 / Lumieres Hong Kong

The Asia World City, Hong Kong is a territory rich of heritage and culture, renowned for its unique and vibrant local gastronomic scene.

With over 500,000 visitors reached in three days, 光 · 影 · 香港夜 / Lumieres Hong Kong made a successful debut in November 2017. Inspired by and in partnership with the mega Fête des Lumières de Lyon (France), 光 · 影 · 香港夜 / Lumieres Hong Kong will feature in November 2018 four nights of light installations, video projections and dining to experience Hong Kong in a bright new light.

Kindly contact The 光 · 影 · 香港夜 / Lumieres Hong Kong Team for any further information via


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