The Rahn Kulturfonds was founded to promote and award outstanding students of swiss music conservatoires and academies.


New competition

The Rahn Kulturfonds launches a new competition with MY PROJECT to encourage its prize winners to further their career despite Corona-related restrictions.
The prize winners will independently develop a concept and submit it for evaluation. The Rahn Kulturfonds examines all submitted projects and supports selected ideas with a grant.

Who can participate?

Price winner of the following Rahn Musikpreis:

  • Rahn Musikpreis 2016 for piano
  • Rahn Musikpreis 2018 for strings
  • Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano

Terms and conditions of participation

  • The project must be feasible.
  • The project must be implemented within one year after project submission.
  • At least one price winner of the Rahn Musikpreis 2016, 2018 or 2020 must be involved in the project.
  • Several Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners (Rahn Musikpreis 2016, 2018 and 2020) may also submit a project together.
  • The Rahn Kulturfonds must be mentioned in the external communication of the project.
  • The Rahn Kulturfonds is not responsible for the execution of the project.
  • A maximum of two project ideas per call for entries will be supported.
  • These two project ideas will be awarded with CHF 10’000 each.

How is the procedure?

  1. Independent project development.
  2. Submission of the project.
  3. Examination of the project by the administration office of the Rahn Kulturfonds.
  4. A maximum of 2 projects per call for entries will be awarded by the board of the Rahn Kulturfonds.
  5. In addition to the prize money, the award-winning projects will receive a grant for the implementation of the project. The amount of the contribution is determined individually.

How I can apply?

The following documents have to be submitted by e-mail at

  • Cover letter
  • Concept including execution and time schedule
  • Budget and financing

Due dates

Projects can be submitted on the following dates:

  • First submission by November 15, 2020 latest
  • Further tentative dates are February 28, 2021 and May 31, 2021

Participants will be informed within three weeks after the closing date whether their project will be funded.


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