Promoting contemporary Swiss and Liechtenstein music-making: even though the purpose of FONDATION SUISA has remained the same since its foundation in 1989, its implementation is constantly changing.

The music landscape is subject to constant change. External circumstances play just as much of a role as change in the implementation of artistic processes. This requires a high degree of flexibility on the part of those involved. FONDATION SUISA continuously reviews its funding policy and, if necessary, adapts it to developments.

The focus of the Foundation is therefore on offering needs-based and demand-based funding opportunities. In order to ensure the necessary level of flexibility for this purpose, FONDATION SUISA has opted for an offensive strategy that enables it to always offer a portfolio of funding in line with the times and circumstances in a prompt and straightforward manner.


Swiss Music Export (SME) helps Swiss music-making and the Swiss music industry gain more international attention. FONDATION SUISA supports this association together with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS.


FONDATION SUISA has for many years fostered numerous partnerships with institutions and organisations with similar objectives in order to implement the Foundation’s purpose of supporting projects relating to contemporary Swiss and Liechtenstein music-making as efficiently as possible: