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

15

170 000

Heritage Conservation & Archaeology

14

250 000

Film

7

170 000

Literature

20

193 000

Music

25

172 000

Humanities & Cultural Sciences

13

200 000

Transdisciplinary & priority projects

14

340 000

Total

108

1 495 000

Regions

Number of grants

Total sum of grants in CHF

German-speaking Switzerland

73

980 000

French-speaking Switzerland

26

380 000

Ticino and Grisons

9

135 000

Foreign Country

0

0

Total

108

1 495 000

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

Year

Number of grants

Total sum of grants in CHF

2015

109

1 390 000

2014

87

1 147 000

2013

96

1 348 500

2012

99

1 324 500

2011

86

1 013 500

Total                                                         

477

6 223 000

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