Director of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Philippe Bischof began his career as an assistant stage director at Theater Basel, and subsequently worked as director and dramaturge both at theatre institutions and in the independent theatre scene. From 2008 to 2011 he built up the cultural center Südpol in Lucerne, working both as Manager and Art Director and established the center as a nationally and internationally successful platform. Since 2011 Philippe Bischof has been Head of Cultural Affairs in the Canton of Basel-Stadt and thus responsible for the canton’s entire cultural promotion activities as well as for institutions and functions including the cantonal museums, archives and on-site archaeological research. He has been Chairman of the cantonal culture ministers’ conference and Director of Pro Helvetia since 1 November 2017.