«Get Going!» 2023 ⎪ Call for proposals

«Get Going!» goes into the next round: FONDATION SUISA is awarding up to eight grants of CHF 25,000 each.  

Please read the following information carefully. Projects must be submitted using the online application tool at the bottom of this page.


  • The idea of «Get Going!» is based on the philosophy of “making things possible”.
  • Applications are invited from composers, lyricists and musicians who can demonstrate a clear connection to current musical creation in Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
  • The call for projects is deliberately being kept open; there are, for instance, no genre, age or project categories.
  • «Get Going!» is a seed funding accelerator and investment in a next career step. It presupposes the existence of an established track record and musical trajectory.
  • «Get Going!» aims to impose as few limits on the creativity of the music makers as possible. The focus is on artistic development.
  • The «Get Going!» call for projects purposely takes the form of an “elevator pitch”: submissions should be kept brief, coherent and focused on the essential core message. The jury must come away with a clear idea of what the applicant is communicating; the choice of means (written, video/audio file, etc.) is down to the applicant, but the submission must be delivered in digital form via the online application tool.
  • If necessary, the jury may respond with follow-up questions.

The following will not be considered:

  • Projects with an audio/video production as principal final outcome.
  • Projects disallowed by FONDATION SUISA’s general funding regulations (paragraph 6.4 of the Funding Regulations).


Please note:

  • Applications must be submitted digitally via the online application tool. We do NOT accept any additional documents submitted either digitally or by any other means.
  • Queries of a practical nature should be addressed to getgoing@fondation-suisa.ch.
  • The award winners will be announced at the end of the year.
  • NO correspondence will be entered into concerning the selection process or the jury’s decisions.

Acceptance deadline: Friday, 01.09.2023

We look forward to hearing from you!