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Work grants for literature

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Call for Applications

Submission deadline: 1 March 2020
only via myprohelvetia

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In 2020, Pro Helvetia will once again award work grants of CHF 25,000 each to Swiss authors writing in all four national languages. Thanks to this support, they can fully devote themselves to a literary project over a long period. The funding is destined both for established authors and young talents. However, they must have already published a work with a publishing house.

For the second time running, Pro Helvetia is also supporting performative literary projects. Collectives as well as individual artists in the spoken word area can apply for flexible work grants of up to 15,000 CHF.

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.