UBS Culture Foundation supports the work of professional writers and translators. 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 work grants for planned or largely unrealised projects
  • Projects concerned with the mediation of and debate on literature with a focus on Switzerland

We do not support

  • Projects of foreign nationals without permanent residence in Switzerland
  • Publishing costs
  • First works
  • Students and projects developed in the context of education