Operating agency

The festival is organized by the Society of Arts.


This non-profit association, based in Zurich, is the executive organ responsible for all organizational matters. The program and the communication of the festival are carried out in close cooperation with the cultural department of the Kaufleuten and the Literaturhaus Zurich


The association with headquarters in Zurich pursues the following goals and purposes:


"… the promotion of innovative and unconventional projects in art and culture, with a focus on pioneering projects where success is not guaranteed or immediately foreseeable.

The support includes the fields of performing and visual arts, music, literature, dance, theater and film. This is to be achieved, among other things, by the realization of artistic projects, exhibitions, events, festivals, documentaries, art-historical and -scientific lectures, discussions and guided tours, and includes contributions to creative artists, groups and cultural institutions".

(Extract from the statutes, section 1.1.1.)


In addition to the annual organization of the Zurich Literature Festival, the association is involved in various other projects that enrich the cultural life of the city of Zurich, such as the interdisciplinary art space The Institute or the Artist-Residency Freiraum-Stipendium.


If you would like to support the Society of Arts with a private donation, you will find the details of our association account here - thank you very much!



Name: Society of Arts

Account number: 61-808941-7

IBAN: CH79 0900 0000 6180 8941 7


Bank: PostFinance AG, Obernauerstr. 18, 6010 Kriens