Through shortfall guarantees and project-specific contributions, SüdKulturFonds supports productions and events featuring artists from AfricaAsiaLatin America and Eastern Europe (non-EU countries). The aim of the fund's support activities is to facilitate access to the Swiss cultural market and to professional networks for artists from the southern and eastern countries of the world and particularly from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation partner countries (list). Projects which are artistically independent and credible have priority for funding contributions. Only projects which take place in Switzerland are eligible for support.

SüdKulturFonds is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and supervised by artlink on the basis of an agency contract.

Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the start of the project.

Deadline for amounts from CHF 5000: 
January 31 - April 30 - August 30 - November 30.

Decisions on amounts under CHF 5000 are taken on an ongoing basis.

Applications for literary translationsApril 1 or November 1.

All applications and statements of account must be submitted electronically via the SüdKulturFonds website. There you will also find detailed information on the prerequisites for support.


Artists from the Global South and event organisers from Switzerland talk about their experiences with projects that have been supported by the SüdKulturFonds.

Priority Tour Promotion

The Touring in Switzerland for emerging artists funding programme is aimed at agencies and tour managers who bring to Switzerland artists from the Global South who are active mainly in their regions of origin and have had little or no access to European cultural arts events. The fund grants contributions to international travel and living expenses. A prerequisite for support is that a substantial part of the tour must take place in Switzerland. Here you will find more information in a pdf file.