«Get Going!» opens up new perspectives
In 2018, FONDATION SUISA renewed its funding policy and has since awarded up to eight «Get Going!» grants every year.
What is «Get Going!»?
- 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).
«Get Going!» 2023 ⎪ The call for proposals has expired on 01.09.2023
A big thank you to all the candidates for their participation in «Get Going! 2023»!
During the autumn of 2023, the jury will consider the applications submitted. By mid-December, recipients will be personally informed of the results and their names will be announced on this page.
«Get Going!» 2022 ⎪ Portraits
«Get Going!» 2022 ⎪ The eight recipients
This year’s call for a «Get Going!» contribution generated a great response. 225 dossiers from all parts of the country and all genres were submitted…