Through shortfall guarantees and project-specific contributions, SüdKulturFonds supports productions and events featuring artists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe (non-EU countries). The aim of the fund's support activities is to facilitate access to the Swiss cultural market and to professional networks for artists from the southern and eastern countries of the world and particularly from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation partner countries (list). Projects which are artistically independent and credible have priority for funding contributions. Only projects which take place in Switzerland are eligible for support.
SüdKulturFonds is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and supervised by artlink on the basis of an agency contract.
Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the start of the project.
Deadline for amounts from CHF 5000:
January 31 - April 30 - August 30 - November 30.
Decisions on amounts under CHF 5000 are taken on an ongoing basis.
Applications for literary translations: April 1 or November 1.
All applications and statements of account must be submitted electronically via the SüdKulturFonds website. There you will also find detailed information on the prerequisites for support.