Artist grants 2023

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

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. 


Anna Wälli, assistance funding, 041 725 23 58, (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

The next call for applications opens in December 2022. Application deadline: Monday, 31 January 2023

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