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Creation grants for 10 creators of comics

Comic Illustration © Anna Sommer

Further information

Media release

As a pilot project, Pro Helvetia is – for the first time – awarding creation grants to Swiss creators of comics in 2020 and 2021. The first call for projects closed in December and proved highly successful. 61 projects were submitted, 24 from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, 35 from the French-speaking part and 2 from the Italian-speaking part. The projects selected underscore the high quality and diversity in terms of both content and style to be found in the Swiss comics scene. Each creation grant amounts to CHF 20,000. The next call for projects will be published as of June 2021.

(Illustration: © Anna Sommer)

The following comics creators were awarded a creation grant in 2020:

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.