What is «Get Going!»?

«Get Going!» opens up new perspectives

  • «Get Going!» is an incentive programme launched annually by FONDATION SUISA.
  • The idea behind «Get Going!» is based on the philosophy of «making things possible».
  • «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.
  • Applications are invited from composers, lyricists and musicians who can demonstrate a clear connection to current musical creation in Switzerland or Liechtenstein.

Call for projects

  • The «Get Going!» call for projects is launched annually at summer’s start.
  • The «Get Going!» call for projects is deliberately being kept open; there are, for instance, no genre, age or project categories. It aims to be accessible to as many musically creative people as possible.
  • 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).