Cheers! Music club encouragement

Without the clubs, no music scene

«Cheers!» is designed to enhance the Swiss clubs, to give them financial support and to enable them to gain better visibility.

Applications are open to all Swiss music clubs pursuing a trendsetting and creative program conception, programming a high proportion of Swiss musicians and emphasizing fair engagement conditions.

Contributions between CHF 5.000 and CHF 25.000 will be granted. The total encouragement includes CHF 50.000.

CHF 50.000 for Swiss live music clubs

For the second time, the music club competition «Cheers!» was launched by Migros Culture Percentage and FONDATION SUISA. 39 clubs from the German- and French-speaking areas of Switzerland submitted their dossiers.

The beneficiaries are:

Rocking Chair, Centre Culturel Ebullition, Palace and Kiff convinced the jury: „These clubs feature an innovative program, campeign for the Swiss music scene and are carried by an impressive commitment of volunteers", states Urs Schnell, jury member and FONDATION SUISA director, as reasons for the jury's decision.

The promotion of Le Terreau is considered an investment in the future: „Le Terreau is an innovative association getting involved with local music and integrating younger generations into cultural live", explains Philipp Schnyder, member of jury and head of project "Pop and New Media" at Migros Cultural Percentage.

The award show will take place at the m4music Festival on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Schiffbau in Zurich.

➤  Read more in the media release (see DOWNLOADS, media release in German, French and Italian only)

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    Cheers! Winners 2018/19
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    Cheers! Winner EbullITION, Bulle FR
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    EbullITION, Bulle FR
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    EbullITION, Bulle FR
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    Cheers! Winner ROCKING CHAIR, Vevey VD
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    Rocking Chair, Vevey VD
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    Rocking Chair, Vevey VD. Foto Ville de Vevey
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    Cheers! Winner PALACE, St. Gallen
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    Palace, St. Gallen SG. Foto Claudio Baeggli
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    Palace, St. Gallen SG. Foto Indiespect
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    Cheers! Winner KIFF, Aarau AG
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    KIFF, Aarau AG
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    KIFF, Aarau AG. Foto Luis Hartl
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    Cheers! Winner LE TERREAU, Genève
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    Le Terreau, Genève GE
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    Le Terreau, Genève GE. Foto Lucie Hainaut
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    Cheers! Winners 2018/19

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