SWISSGAMES is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

PlayBern – Call for Projects


More information

Full information on the «Call for Projects: Barrierefrei gamen» on PlayBern’s website (in German)

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PlayBern is a festival for games and creativity, which will take place for the second time from the 15th to 18th October 2020 at the Reithalle Bern and other locations close by. The Play Bern festival is centred on the topic of creative skills development and at the same time thematizes accessibility of games for people of any background.  Pro Helvetia will support the festival in 2020 to promote their skills development workshops.

The festival has recently issued two calls for projects which will be of interest to game developers. Find out more and apply here – Deadline: 15 August 2020


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.