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Cost of living contributions for musicians

The Àrvore Foundation creates a foundation so that music creators can creatively surpass themselves. A call for proposals is held annually. The next one runs from August 22 to 24, 2022.

The Àrvore Foundation from Basel awards monthly living cost contributions, which are paid out over 4 years to freelance, full-time musicians* in the fields of electronica, improvised music, jazz, rock and pop. This support is a supplement to already existing income. In this way, the artists are given the necessary freedom to concentrate fully on their musical work over a longer period of time and to continue to develop creatively. The monthly contribution to music creators in Switzerland is 2,100 Swiss francs. This corresponds to 60% of the minimum wage.

Long-term, personal support is a model that rarely exists in current music funding. Freelance musicians make an essential contribution to a lively and diverse culture.

Visit for all the information, as well as application materials. The submission window is August 22-24, 2022. Applications outside of this period will not be considered.

Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.


Chur Kultur


Stiftung Àrvore
4056 Basel


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