«In every successful company lies a personal creative commitment. What distinguishes designers is their sense for cultural transformations and tendencies – this is what fosters one’s ability to engage as an entrepreneur. The exchange of experiences, ideas, highs and lows with other desigenrs, is fundemanetal in reflecting one’s own commitment.»
The Swiss Cultural Challenge is a supportive programme for creative and cultural professionals. The Challenge frames aesthetic and social questions in an entrepreneurial framework.
Young cultural entrepreneurs working in Switzerland are eligible for the programme. These include master students and alumni of art, design and music academies, who are able to consolidate economic, social and creative approaches into their projects. With the Swiss Cultural Challenge ideas or concepts of master students and alumni of art, design and music academies can be explored and contextualized in a supportive environment – through mentoring, workshops and network events. A maximum of 15 proposals will be developed into entrepreneurial viable concepts in the course of the challenge. After successful participation in the programme, the three best concepts will be selected by a professional jury and will receive a prize of CHF 10,000 each for the project implementation, institutionalisation and further development of the initiative.