Touring in Switzerland: Opportunities for emerging artists

From Africa, Asia, Latin America & Eastern Europe

Elisabeth Stoudmann
Mauro Abbühl
Carine Zuber by Rene Mosele
Roberto Haçaturyan by Oliver Bär


Chaired by Roberto Haçaturyan (Switzerland), artlink, cultural cooperation;
with Carine Zuber (Switzerland), Moods Zürich;
Elisabeth Stoudmann (Switzerland), Show-me;
Mauro Abbühl (Switzerland), artlink/Büro für Kulturkooperation/SüdKulturFonds

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation supports efforts to facilitate access to the Swiss music market for artists from developing countries, in line with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The SüdKulturFonds funding programme entitled ‘Touring in Switzerland’ for emerging artists is aimed at agencies and tour managers who wish to bring upcoming artists from the Global South to Switzerland. The programme pays for international travel and subsistence expenses.

The panel will present the conditions for a SüdKulturFonds grant, provide insight into the club and festival scene in Switzerland and discuss the prerequisites for the successful organisation of a tour.