Pro Helvetia supports the creation of new music, its dissemination at home and abroad, and outreach to music audiences. This covers all areas of present-day music, from jazz, pop, rock and folk music to contemporary classical music. Our aim is to raise the diversity and the international awareness of the Swiss music scene.
Pro Helvetia grants contributions to around 500 music projects each year, ranging from tours to composition. We encourage festivals abroad to include contemporary Swiss music in their programme, and regularly invite organisers of international festivals to Switzerland to familiarise them with the Swiss music scene. We are responsible for Switzerland’s presence at numerous specialist fairs and showcase festivals abroad. Up-and-coming young bands and composers benefit from our cooperation with renowned institutions at home and abroad in the form of residencies and coaching programmes.