Our cultural funds
The purpose of our cultural funds is to carry out and facilitate support programmes benefiting the Entirety of works of a certain administration category managed by SSA and its authors. It is managed jointly by our Board, the Audiovisual Committee and the Stage Committee. Its activities are defined in the general regulations of the cultural funds.
The main purpose of the cultural funds is to:
- support the creation of new works
- promote the SSA Entirety of works of a certain administration category and the works awarded in its various competitions
- improve the working conditions for authors
- draw attention to the values which SSA defends.
The activities of the cultural funds are focussed on creating of support programmes (stipends, prizes, sponsorships), alone or together with other partners; beneficiaries are primarily authors of stage and audiovisual works.
Such support programmes are designed to the extent that they endorse or facilitate the access to a production or a public performance, to the First public presentation of a work or the distribution of awarded and/or promoted works.
The cultural funds also takes part in events on behalf of SSA and is subsidised by a percentage of the collected rights remuneration for works the level of which is set each year by the annual general meeting. It also cooperates with other entities in the cultural promotion sector, in particular with the respective foundation at SUISSIMAGE.
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SSA endeavours to offer documentation in English wherever possible. As far as the information on our cultural funds is concerned, however, we kindly ask you to consult our subsections in one of the official languages, i.e. French, German or Italian. Thank you.