Artist grants 2022

General information

The Landis & Gyr Foundation awards artist grants to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in the following areas:

  • Film 
  • Literature
  • Composition
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Visual arts

The artist grants are awarded exclusively to individuals or established artistic partnerships with an outstanding record of achievement who are working on, or planning to work on, a specific project that encompasses one or more stays at a location of their choice. Recipients of an artist grant may choose where and when they will realise their project.

Who may apply
Applications are accepted from Swiss artists and cultural professionals as well as non-Swiss artists and cultural professionals whose official residence has been in Switzerland for three or more years at the time of submitting the application. Prerequisite for all applicants is an outstanding record of achievement in one of the disciplines named above. Artist grants are not designed to support artists at the start of their careers. There is no age limit. 

Past recipients of a Landis & Gyr grant (residency, travel grant or artist grant) must wait at least three years before submitting a new application. The reference date is the date the final report was submitted. Persons who have unsuccessfully applied for a grant three times must wait three years before applying again. The reference date is the date the final report was submitted.

Evaluation criteria

  • Level of artistic proficiency: artistic record of achievement and potential
  • Need and motivation: the planned artistic activity in 2022 as well as the added value the project grant has for future artistic development

What the Landis & Gyr Foundation offers
New: in response to the ongoing pandemic and to accommodate the needs of cultural professionals, the Foundation is doubling the overall amount of its artist grants, effective immediately. Now 10 grants worth CHF 30000 each can be awarded. 

Final submission
The application must include the following documents:

  • Documentation/portfolio of artistic career and activities including curriculum vitae (max. 3MB)
    (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.)
  • Letter of motivation/reason for application (max. 3MB)
  • Project/description of plans for 2022 (max. 3MB)

Applications are accepted in German, French, Italian and English. German is the language of correspondence.

Selection process
The application documents must be submitted by 31 January 2022 at the latest. Confirmation of receipt will be sent via email by mid-February 2022.

All applications submitted will be reviewed, then submitted to the Foundation Board. Applicants who are not shortlisted will be informed in writing at the beginning of April 2022 (information sent to the address given in the application). The final decision on awarding a project grant is communicated in writing by the Foundation Board by the end of May 2022.

No further information is given on the selection process.

Evelyne Lohm, grant coordinator, 041 725 23 58, (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)


Project grants 2022
Application deadline: Monday, 31 January, 2021

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