Selection of artists and other persons engaged in the cultural sector is mainly guided by their activity in the visual arts, although the interdisciplinary character of PROGR is also reflected in the AIR program. Nominees for this program are invited on recommendation only. Individual applications cannot be considered.
The PROGR_centre of cultural production is a working and project space: a multidisciplinary laboratory that offers 80 studios at moderate rates for visual artists, musicians, dancers and theater makers, fashion designers, photographers, journalists etc. Additionally, the PROGR rents out space for guest-projects like theater reharsals, workshops or the writing of a PhD as well. PROGR offers an international artists/art professionals-in-residence project, where guests are invited to live and work in Bern and get connected with the Bernese and Swiss art scene.