The Sun Kulturfonds Artists Grant for Early Stage Artists

The Sun Kulturfonds Artists Grant for Early Stage Artists

  • The Sudkulturfonds has developed this grant to support 100 artists from eligible countries in the global south and east in the early stages of their careers. The grant of CHF 1,000 recognises artistic achievement and brings awarded artists to the attention of cultural promoters and presenters in Switzerland, despite travel restrictions.

  • The call for entries is open to artists and art collectives from eligible countries working across all art forms. Eligible artists are in the early stages of their creative development and aim to advance their careers by building new professional networks, particularly in the Swiss cultural market. Applicants are requested to submit a profile video created for this call. There is no application fee.

  • The 100 Artists open call is a response to the pandemic-related travel restrictions. For artists from partner countries of the Sudkulturfonds, access to the cultural markets and professional networks in Switzerland and Europe has been largely cut off. In turn, many events and opportunities for Swiss cultural promoters and presenters to identify and meet emerging artists from across the globe have disappeared.

  • This call for entries is part of a longer-term strategy
    to initiate virtual relationships, build and support digital networks, and draw attention to the diverse artistic achievements in the global south and east despite limited mobility. The grant aims at strengthening the professional and financial livelihoods of eligible artists early in their professional journey and promote their presence within the Swiss cultural market.


  • Professional artists and art collectives across all art disciplines who are both from and based in one of the eligible countries in Africa, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia and East Europe (Non-EU countries).

  • Please consult the DAC List of ODA Recipients to check if the country where you live, and work, is listed.

  • The 100 Artists open call specifically supports artists and art collectives who are in the early stage of their careers with 2-10 years of professional experience.

  • This grant was developed for artists and art collectives who have yet to be substantially recognised within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large.

    Required materials

  • Artist profile video.

  • Video transcription in English.

  • Biography.

  • 1-2 work samples.

  • Completed application form.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; The Sun Kulturfonds Artists Grant for Early Stage Artists

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