Facts & Figures

The UBS Culture Foundation is committed to a practice of support and promotion of the arts and culture in, and for, Switzerland that is independent and complementary, innovative as well as preserving, prioritizing as well as balanced and, above all, professional, goal-oriented and sustainable. Each year the UBS Culture Foundation processes something between 500 and 600 grant proposals, of which 15 to 20% are approved and awarded grants totaling between 1 and 1.5 million Swiss francs.

Below is an extract from the Foundation’s annual report on its grant-making activities:

Sector

Number of grants

Total sum of grants in CHF

Visual Arts

14

175,000

Heritage Conservation & Archaeology

15

180,000

Film

8

175,000

Literature

15

171,000

Music

22

169,500

Humanities & Cultural Sciences

19

165,000

Transdisciplinary & priority projects

16

435,000

Total

109

1,470,700

Regions

Number of grants

Total sum of grants in CHF

German-speaking Switzerland

79

1,032,700

French-speaking Switzerland

22

337, 000

Ticino and Grisons

8

101, 000

Foreign Country

0

0

Total

109

1,470,700

During the last five years UBS Culture Foundation awarded the following number of grants:

Year

Number of grants

Total sum of grants in CHF

2017

108

1 502 500

2016

108

1 495 000

2016

109

1 390 500

2014

87

1 147 500

2013

96

1 348 500

Total                                                         

508

6 883 000

For further information please consult the full version of the UBS Culture Foundation’s annual report which you can download here.