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:

Patronage fund for young Swiss artists

The foundation aims to support the postgraduate education or further training and artistic development of young Swiss artists (Swiss citizens or resident in Switzerland) who are talented and qualified for an artistic career and who are up to 40 years of age, especially those who need support to do so abroad. In exceptional cases, educational support can also be granted to Swiss artists who are over 40, but are at the beginning of their artistic career. The foundation can also, in exceptional cases, financially support projects that are developmental in nature or otherwise directly related to the above-mentioned educational aims of the foundation. (Note that graduation projects are not supported.) Requests for the current year should come accompanied with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, portfolio and budget, all submitted before 31 January by e-mail to the Basler Kunstverein . (Support contributions vary according project, but are up to a maximum of CHF 5,000.) The board of trustees consists of commission members from the Basler Kunstverein and the director of Kunsthalle Basel.

Patronage fund for young Swiss artists
c/o Basler Kunstverein
Klostergasse 5
4051 Basel

Stiftung für Künstlerinnen und Künstler in Not

Original bylaws of the foundation: “The Foundation for Artists in Need supports local artists or their relatives in case of illness, old age, or involuntary unemployment. In the first instance, Basel citizens are considered, regardless of their place of residence; secondly, those who are Swiss citizens living in Basel; and exceptionally also foreign artists who have been long time residents of Basel.” («Die Stiftung für Künstlerinnen und Künstler in Not unterstützt hiesige Künstler*innen oder ihre Angehörigen im Falle von Krankheit, Alter oder unverschuldeter Verdienstlosigkeit. In erster Linie sind zu berücksichtigen Basler Bürger*innen, ohne Rücksicht auf ihren Wohnsitz; in zweiter Linie hier wohnende Schweizer Bürger*innen, ausnahmsweise auch ausländische, seit längerer Zeit in Basel ansässige Künstler*innen.») You can find more information about the Foundation for Artists in Need here.