Examples 2019


The UBS Culture Foundation supports artists and cultural projects displaying a broad variety in terms of content and form, aims and target groups, as well as time frame and financial range. This is not the place for a comprehensive description of the Foundation Board's diverse activities, but in order to give the reader an impression of the UBS Culture Foundation's funding practice we list here a selection of art and culture projects that the Foundation has supported in recent years. Unless otherwise noted the project descriptions have been taken from the grant proposals and thus reflect the level of information at the time when the application was processed.

Fabiano Alborghetti, La balma dei cervi, novel

The Ticino-based author Fabiano Alborghetti received a work grant for his work on a verse narrative that grapples with the history and culture of the Walsers between Bosco/Gurin in Ticino and Formazza in Italy. The lyric poet was presented with the Swiss Literature Award in 2018 for his novel and verse epic Maiser.
The work grant from the UBS Culture Foundation amounts to CHF 15 000

Dreampixies Sàrl, Citoyen Nobel, documentary film

Swiss scientist Jacques Dubochet received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on 4 October 2017. The documentary filmmaker Stephane Goël accompanied the biochemist for 18 months, documenting on film how the award and Dubochet’s sudden thrust into the spotlight turned his life upside-down.
The UBS Culture Foundation supported the production with CHF 30 000.

Kartause Ittingen Foundation, premiere of the piece “Atlas” by Helena Winkelman

The famed composer Helena Winkelman created a piece for solo cello, timpani, and strings for the 2019 Whitsun concert in Ittingen, which also featured the works of Joseph Haydn. Atlas debuted to great success with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and the Lockenhaus Festival Strings.
The UBS Culture Foundation supported the composition with CHF 6 000.