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Literature: Adapted funding measures

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Further Information


Adrian Flückiger


The pandemic has a lasting impact on national and international production and promotional activities in the field of literature. In such times of limited visibility and lack of social contacts, we are looking to promote the digital dissemination and networking of literature from Switzerland and to create a writing space that enables authors to engage in professional exchange by launching the following calls.

Calls for applications

«Digital Visibility and Networks for Swiss Literature»

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia awards project grants worth CHF 5,000 to CHF 10,000 for the implementation of digital projects serving to enhance the national or international visibility and dissemination of contemporary Swiss literature or the networking of the Swiss literary scene (e.g. online reading series, networking platforms/networking events, podcasts, book trailers).

Applications may be submitted ongoing until 30 November 2021
only via myprohelvetia.ch

Further Information

«Writing Space»

This call for applications aims to support the literary work of 20 Swiss authors from all genres for a period of two months (August and September 2021). Funding is worth CHF 5,000 per recipient (minus social security contributions). The programme is intended to enable authors to work on a literary project and to discuss and critically reflect on it with fellow authors at four moderated meetings.

Illustration © Lina Müller

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.