UBS Culture Foundation supports the work of professional writers, translators, as well as political and cultural journalists whose writings have nationwide impact. In particular, we back literary positions and approaches that make innovative contributions to our understanding of the present times and promote cross-cultural dialog. We also support projects and institutions that make a notable contribution to the dissemination and mediation of literary work and foster the debate on the role of literature in society.

We support

  • The contemporary creative work of authors and translators with supraregional significance through grants for planned or largely unrealised projects.
  • Projects concerned with the dissemination and mediation of literature with a focus on Switzerland

We do not support

  • Projects of foreign nationals or persons without permanent residence in Switzerland or at least strong ties to Switzerland
  • Students of literature and projects developed in the context of education or further education
  • Publishing costs of literary and journalistic works
  • First works