photo: detail view of Sadie Benning’s exhibition Shared Eye, Kunsthalle Basel, 10.2. – 30.4.2017

The following foundations are connected with the Basler Kunstverein:

Patronagefonds für junge Schweizer Künstler

The foundation aims to support the education and development of young – under 40 years of age – Swiss artists, who show talent and ability for an artistic career in the fine arts. In exceptional cases support can also be granted to Swiss artists who are over 40, and at the beginning of their artistic career. The foundation, in special cases can also step in to cover or support projects financially, which are of direct benefit for Swiss artists of fine art. In this case, the foundation board has to secure a durable project-related control and voting right.

Requests: Applications must be submitted by post with motivation letters, curriculum vitae, portfolio and budget.
Submission deadline: January 31 for projects of the upcoming year (final school projects will not be supported).

Stiftung für Künstlerinnen und Künstler in Not


Foundation purpose

Support of local artists or their family members in cases of illness, age, or lack of earnings through no fault of their own. Primarily are to be considered Basel citizens without taking into consideration their present residence; in the second instance are to be considered Swiss citizens living in Basel, and in exceptional cases also artists of foreign nationalities, who have been based in Basel for a longer period of time.

Requests can be submitted to the secretariat of the Basler Kunstverein at any time.