Artist grants 2025

General information

Every year, the Landis & Gyr Foundation awards ten artist grants of CHF 30,000 to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in the following disciplines:


  • Literature
  • Composition
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Visual arts

The artist grants are awarded exclusively to individuals or established artistic duos with an outstanding track record who are working on a project or who have concrete plans to begin a new project. Recipients of an artist grant have the freedom to choose where and when, within the grant year, they will work on their project.

Who can apply

Applications are accepted from Swiss artists and cultural professionals as well as from non-Swiss artists and cultural professionals whose official residence is in Switzerland at the time of application. The prerequisite for all applicants is outstanding work in one of the disciplines named above. Artist grants are not designed to support students or cultural professionals at the start of their careers. There is no age restriction.


Past recipients of a Landis & Gyr grant (artist residencies, travel grants and artist grants) must wait at least three years before submitting a new application. The reference date is the date of the final report. Persons who have unsuccessfully applied for a fellowship three times must wait three years before applying again. The reference date is the date of the most recent submission.

Applications for the following are not considered

  • Requests for education, further education and project grants

  • Grant requests for completing a doctoral thesis

Application documents

Applications are accepted in German, French, Italian and English. Each application must contain the following three documents (PDF format, max. 3 MB):

  • Letter of motivation/reason for application

  • Documentation/portfolio of artistic career and activities including a curriculum vitae
    (Please also provide a list of any grants and awards received to date, as well as previous residencies; all links in the document must be set as hyperlinks)

  • Project/ description of planned activities during the grant year

Evaluation criteria

  • Level of artistic proficiency: artistic record of achievement and potential

  • Relevance and motivation: planned activities in 2025 as well as the added valued the artist grant has for future creative work

Application modalities and deadlines  

Applications must be submitted online via the Landis & Gyr Foundation’s application platform. Any physical documents sent will be neither considered nor returned.


The application period for the 2025 artist grants opens on 1 December 2024. Application deadline: Friday, 31 January 2025.

The jury – made up of the Landis & Gyr Foundation Board and independent experts in the individual disciplines – convenes in March 2025. The final decision will be communicated to successful applicants by the end of May 2025 at the latest. Applicants who are not shortlisted will be informed in writing by the beginning of April 2025 (information sent to the address given in the application).

Social insurance contributions

The Landis & Gyr Foundation takes an active part in ensuring the social security of cultural professionals; mandatory social insurance contributions are deducted for all artist residencies, travel grants and artist grants of CHF 10,000 or more. The grant money is disbursed only after the grant recipient has provided the Foundation with the necessary bank account information. More information.


Contact in case of queries

Contact for queries about the London residency: Stephanie Heller,, 041 725 23 50 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)


The next call for applications opens on 1. December 2024. Application deadline: Friday, 31 January 2025. 

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