Swiss Cultural Challenge

«Swiss Cultural Challenge: Culturally and aesthetically rich design blends here with healthy processes and the question of social relevance. The recognition of existing real needs and gaps can form the basis for entrepreneurial action and independent creative answers within an artistic space. Today, these solutions can hardly be found and successfully implemented single-handedly; transdisciplinary discourse and cooperation in international networks are vital. The Swiss Cultural Challenge is about accompanying this path with an intense and varied approach.»

Friederike von Wedel-Parlow (Founder and Director Beneficial Design Institute, Mentor of the Swiss Cultural Challenge)

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.