The UBS Culture Foundation uses the means at its disposal to support individuals and projects in the fields of "Visual Arts", "Heritage Conservation & Archaeology", "Film", "Literature", "Music" and "Humanities & Cultural Sciences". Decision-making concerning the allotment of funds lies exclusively in the power of the Foundation Board. In its policy and decisions the Foundation Board acts in accordance with the following, statutory-regulated general guidelines.

The UBS Culture Foundation is committed to the

  • promotion of cultural activities and artistic creativity in, and to the benefit of, Switzerland
  • conservation and mediation of cultural legacies
  • free exchange of ideas between artists, scholars and society
  • diversity of cultural forms of expression
  • creation, dissemination and mediation of contemporary arts and culture

The UBS Culture Foundation follows a funding policy that

  • is independent and complementary to other forms of public and private funding
  • takes into account the diversity of all cultural fields and activities
  • pays respect to the different language regions and geographical areas of Switzerland
  • is committed to the sustained conservation as well as ongoing renewal of cultural creativity
  • offers transparent and sustainable support for the benefit of the general public