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funding competition for new projects

Do you have a project that bridges the gap between music and literature? Then enter your idea or project in the SONX funding competition! The competition is aimed at young artists in the fields of literature and music. We are looking for entries that successfully combine these two disciplines at a high artistic level. There are no stylistic requirements.

Submission deadline

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More than 60 projects were submitted before the deadline of 31 December 2020. The jury consisting of experts in literature, music, and film (Jennifer Khakshouri, Fatima Moumouni, Lucas Niggli, Uli Fussenegger, and Nico Schmied) will nominate six finalists in the beginning of February 2021. The six selected projects will be informed in the beginning pf March and receive CHF 3’000 each in funding in order to finalize their work. In addition, they will able to work with an expert coach of their choice in literature, music or film. The final projects will be presented at the International Literature Festival BuchBasel in November 2021. During this occasion, the jury and the audience will award a first, second and third prize to the best projects.


Six projects chosen from among the entries will be awarded funding of CHF 3,000. This amount plus the literature/music/video coaching can be used to work on the projects.


The six entries will be presented to the jury and the public at the SONX final in November 2021 (live or digital). First to third places will receive prize money of between CHF 3,000 and CHF 1,000. The public will choose the recipient of a prize of CHF 1,000.

More information and conditions of participation

Do you still have questions? Send us an email!

SONX is a project of the BuchBasel international literary festival and the City of Basel Music Academy. The funding competition is made possible by the Levedo Foundation.


SONX – Funding competition for new projects
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