Zug, 07.07.2020

The Landis & Gyr Foundation doubles its working scholarships

More Swiss cultural workers will receive money from the Landis & Gyr Foundation this year.

The Landis & Gyr Foundation, based in Zug, regularly awards coveted working scholarships to Swiss artists with a recognised track record in the fields of film, literature, composition, dance, theatre and visual arts. In principle, there are five work grants totalling the stately amount of CHF 150,000.

As the Board of Trustees of the Landis & Gyr Foundation has announced, it spontaneously decided to more than double the total amount for the award of the work scholarships in 2020 – to a total of CHF 317,000 - at the beginning of the Corona crisis. "The decision was made when we received a total of 100 applications in March," says Managing Director Regula Koch. "We wanted to make more funds available during this difficult time." Not only 5, but a total of 16 professional Swiss artists will benefit from a working scholarship of varying amounts this year. With this financial support, they can either carry out their work in freely selectable locations, or in their usual working environment.

In the ‘film’ sector, the Landis & Gyr Foundation has awarded two working scholarships this year, while there will be three in the composition sector, four in literature, two in the field of theatre, four in the field of visual arts and one in dance.