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Consulate General of Switzerland, New York

The Consulate General / Department of Culture and Education facilitates and promotes exchanges and cooperation in all areas of the arts and culture. It does so by leveraging its network and partnerships with cultural and educational institutions as well as by promoting cultural events and projects through its newsletter and social media channels. Switzerland is one of the leading centers of architecture, design and visual arts. The cultural output is diverse, innovative and of high quality. Many artists and makers from Switzerland left a creative and lasting mark in New York at some point in their artistic careers; others have contributed to the thriving arts scene here for many years and continue to do so today.

The Swiss Club, Washington DC

Is a Club of Swiss people and friends of Switzerland in the Washington metropolitan area including Northern Virginia and Maryland. The Swiss Club of Washington, D.C., founded in January 1923 and incorporated on August 18th, 1924, is born to organize events and bring together people with Swiss heritage living around Washington, D.C. as well as any friends of Switzerland or people interested in the culture and history.The activities give people, both young and old, the chance to experience a bit of Switzerland. The family oriented activities such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Samiclaus, and Jass Tournaments bring traditional Swiss events to DC, while the Fondue and Raclette evening bring back delicious memories of Switzerland.

Pro Helvetia, Zürich

Pro Helvetia promotes Swiss arts and culture with a focus on diversity and high quality. As the Swiss Confederation’s cultural promotion institution, they support projects that are of national interest. Your autonomously conducted promotion activities comprise: Artistic creation, Cultural exchange in Switzerland, International cultural exchange, Cultural stimulus, Emerging artists, Cultural outreach

Lac – Art and Culture, Lugano

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is a new cultural centre dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts, which promises to become one of Switzerland’s most important cultural institutions, with the aim of promoting a wide range of art and establishing Lugano as a cultural crossroads between northern and southern Europe. The striking architectural structure, which overlooks the lake,  provide space for a rich programme of exhibitions, events, musical events and theatre and dance performances, along with a variety of cultural initiatives and a packed programme of activities for young people and families. LAC also be home to the newly-created Museo d’Arte della Svizzera italiana (Art Museum of Italian Switzerland), formed by the amalgamation of the Cantonal Art Museum and the Art Museum of the City of Lugano. Located over three floors, the gallery  hold a permanent exhibition containing the collections of the City of Lugano and of the Canton Ticino, temporary exhibitions and site specific installations. A new 984 seat concert and theatre venue, is the main location for the LuganoInScena and LuganoMusica (the new name of the Lugano Festival).

Franklin University Switzerland, Lugano

Franklin University Switzerland is a school where nationalities and cultural perspectives meet and create unique experiences. It is a learning method that incorporates travel and interdisciplinary study into the core of the curriculum. Watch the video

Festival del Cinema, Locarno

Throughout its 72 year history, the Locarno Film Festival has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity. In Locarno they find a quality program, rich, eclectic, surprising, and where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests. The audience is the soul of the Festival, as exemplified in the famous evenings on the Piazza Grande, whose magical setting can accommodate up to 8,000 filmgoers every night. During its long history, the Locarno Film Festival has had the pleasure to welcome stars as Marlene Dietrich, Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino, Susan Sarandon, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Juliette Binoche, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel or Adrien Brody This is what makes Locarno unique: every year it attracts major personalities from the field of movies, who rediscover the magic of cinema right here in Locarno.

Art Basel

The Art Basel is indisputably the world’s biggest fair in the international art market. Around 300 selected galleries from around the world present modern and contemporary works of high quality. Artists, art collectors and many celebrities meet in Basel during these few days and make the city a focal point for the art scene Art Basel’s three shows in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach are the premier art shows of their kind. They present modern and contemporary..