Call for applications: «Tandem Diversity» 2023

Theater Chur | Photography and montage: Nadia Lanfranchi & Nina Oppliger

Would you like to identify discrimination and exclusion mechanisms in your cultural organization? Would you like to analyse your organisational culture and become more accessible? Pro Helvetia supports those wishing to pursue this process with its «Tandem Diversity» programme: Take part in a specially designed two-day workshop to learn the basics of diversity-oriented organisational development and to critically reflect on your organisation. On completing the workshop, you may apply for financial support to initiate and implement a long-term diversity process together with experienced coaches.

What does the «Tandem Diversity» offer?



The two-day workshop enables participants to learn about diversity processes in cultural organisations and to reflect on their organisation’s needs based on practice-oriented exercises. What discrimination, exclusion mechanisms and access barriers exist in your organisation? How can you lastingly change your structures, for example, in the areas of staff, audiences and programmes? How can multiple discrimination be addressed? What should take priority? Recognised experts will provide input on these and other questions in group sessions and individual coaching. The workshop aims to convey the methods and tools needed to design an appropriate diversity strategy.

Two persons from your organisation — at least one holding an executive position — will participate in the workshop on 6–7 June 2023. Participation is a prerequisite for financial support (see Section 2).

Application deadline: 3 April 2023 via myprohelvetia.


Have you attended our two-day workshop and decided to initiate a diversity process in your organisation? Would you like to tackle long-term structural changes in different areas, for instance, participatory decision-making, open programmes or inclusive recruitment? If so, you can apply for up to CHF 50,000 to receive advice and support from external diversity experts. Note: Pro Helvetia covers the costs of external experts only for the diversity process.

Funding applications are accepted on an ongoing basis via myprohelvetia. To be eligible for support, applicants must have completed the two-day diversity workshop.

Application deadline for workshop participation

3 April 2023

Applications must be submitted via myprohelvetia

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Digital info event

1 March 2023

Registration by mail to


Ariane Rippstein

Innovation & Society Specialist

+41 44 267 76 47

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