UBS Culture Foundation supports the ongoing work of composers in the field of contemporary classical music. In addition we back professional instrumental and vocal ensembles, which make a substantial impact on the interpretation and renewal of contemporary art music through commissioned works and premieres.

We support

  • Contemporary composers whose works are of supraregional significance
  • Commissioned works in the context of concert programs
  • Premieres of significant works by Swiss composers

We do not support

  • Composers who are not of Swiss nationality or at least do not have permanent residence in Switzerland
  • Composers, orchestras or ensembles that have received support from the UBS Culture Foundation within the last three years
  • Students studying music and projects developed in the context of education and further education
  • The acquisition of musical instruments, the production of sound carriers, and the edition of musical works