Examples 2020


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.

Hier und Jetzt Verlag, «Jeder Frau ihre Stimme», publication

«Jeder Frau ihre Stimme. 50 Jahre Schweizer Frauengeschichte 1971–2021 (A vote for every woman: 50 years of Swiss women's history,1971–2021)» was published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of women’s enfranchisement in Switzerland. Seven historians from different generations have written essays about what has been done for gender equality in Switzerland since the introduction of women’s right to vote. In addition, an influential woman was profiled to represent each decade. The result is an incisive overview of the last fifty years of women's history in Switzerland.

The UBS Culture Foundation provided CHF 5000 to support the development of the publication.

Claudia Comte

Claudia Comte received a recognition grant for her internationally renowned achievements. She is known for her large-format sculptures and spatial installations made of wood, ceramic, bronze and marble. Her work is characterised by an interest in manual crafts and materials. The artist combines geometric forms and graphical patterns with different media, such as sculpture, painting and printed graphics, which she stages spatially. Her works are part of important collections, including at MoMA in New York.

The recognition grant from the UBS Cultural Foundation amounts to CHF 15 000.

Église Notre-Dame de la Visitation

The Église Notre-Dame de la Visitation in the centre of Martigny is one of the most remarkable 17th century religious buildings in Valais. The exhibition’s route through the church and the archaeological site in the basement were restored and furnished with interactive devices. Visitors of all ages will thus be able to experience the history of the site, which goes back to the second century BCE. They will receive a detailed look into the site’s remnants, the beginnings of Christianity in Martigny and learn interesting information about how the church was built.
The UBS Culture Foundation is supporting the project with CHF 20 000.

Fondation du CIMA, Musée Unique, Sainte-Croix

The rich history of watchmaking and art mechanics in the Sainte-Croix region are at the heart of a new museum and centre of excellence in Sainte-Croix. The extensive collections of the Musée des arts et sciences, the Musée Baud and the Musée du Centre International de la Mécanique d’Art are to be made accessible to the public under a single roof. This will therefore promote synergies between different stakeholders, such as in conservation and documentation, between artisans and schools or for education and teaching. At the same time, this intangible cultural heritage will once more be appreciated with international renown.
The UBS Culture Foundation is supporting the project with CHF 10 0000.