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
The Reimagining the Future Series
Hong Kong and Zurich are among the most expensive cities in the world, ranking as the second and the third in the Worldwide Cost of Living index respectively. In the meantime, their approaches of welfare policies are vastly different – maybe it is too soon to tell which model is more sustainable, but it is beneficial for us to embark on the discussion on sustainable welfare policy and to encourage inter-city exchanges.
Location: [Online] Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Conference; Event for Swiss nationals who live abroad
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 2021 entitled:
“Hospitality beyond Borders: Swiss Pioneers in the F&B industry”
Location: The Apex, 75/F, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
As the former Swiss Ambassador to China, Uli Sigg was first brought to China through business, and further extends his career paths in politics and art. His venture in Asia is no less fascinating than a world traveler, as he became a contemporary art collector, in which he has formed 2,500 works of Chinese art collection around the globe.
Location: Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admirality, Hong Kong
Eco Expo Asia is a prominent trade platform in Asia for the environmental industry that showcases the latest green products, equipment and technologies and offers a bundle of green business opportunities. This year’s Eco Expo Asia embraces the new theme of “Promoting Green Recovery for Carbon Neutrality” that encourages concerted efforts to support a green recovery for strengthening the global economy and preserving the environment in an integrated way.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
The documentary, The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, brings us into a Swiss businessman, diplomat, and art collector's journey in exploring his admiration towards Chinese contemporary art. How does Uli perceive the Chinese art landscape? What is his vision of contemporary arts? What was his journey as a Swiss diplomat in China?
Location: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Switzerland will be participating in the Hong Kong Book Fair 2021 in July with an exciting stand showcasing our beautiful country. We hope to see you at our booth at the International Village inside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre: games, quizzes and beautiful books await you!
The Hong Kong Book Fair is one of the most anticipated, visited and exciting events in Hong Kong and this year will be the 31st edition.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Switzerland is proud to participate in the musical event Make Music Hong Kong! with the Geneva-based duo INFLUUT playing via screen electroacoustic jazz (Nat Cilia – saxophone & voice, Daniel Maszkowicz – electronics & synthesis) on Sunday 13th June. This is a free event with both amateurs and professional performers for a day long musical entertainment at Free Space, West Kowloon Art Park.
Location: Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong is proud to present an exhibition featuring the winners of the “Constructive Alps” award: a climate-friendly and innovative architectural competition held between 2010 and 2020 in Switzerland. The exhibition, curated by the Swiss Alpines Museum, can be visited in the main Lobby of Central Plaza, Wanchai, from the 24th of May to the 12th of June.
Fête de la Francophonie
The Consulate General of Switzerland will join other French-speaking countries, such as France, Belgium and Canada, to celebrate the French language. Switzerland will screen the inspiring movie "À l'école des Philosophes" on Tuesday 16 March. Join us for the movie, a reception will be held afterwards.
Location: Alliance Française de Hong Kong, 52 Jordan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong
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.