«Get Going!»

«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!» 2023The 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!» 2022Portraits

«Get Going!» 2022The 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…