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J-O Culture Foundation


The J-O Culture Foundation sees and understands itself as a constituent part of society with the task of reflecting on continuity and change in politics, economics, science and the media from the perspective of cultural and artistic creativity and productivity. We promote the advancement of cultural activities and artistic creativity, communication and exchange between artists and society, and the diversity of cultural expression. In particular, we support the generation, dissemination and mediation of contemporary forms of art and culture.


The J-O Culture Foundation supports artists of Swiss nationality, foreign artists , cultural projects by professionals as well as the acquisition of significant works and objects by art or cultural-historical museums in Switzerland. We offer grants in the following fields:


Visual Arts

Grants to artists of national or international standing as well as acquisitions of significant works by art museums



Grants to authors and translators as well as projects focused on mediating literature


19 May 2016

Fondation J-O acquires the artwork The Thinker by author Rodin


19 Oct 2015

Fondation J-O acquires the artwork #ruvidoampelio by author Andrea Ampelio Meli


07 Sept 2015

Fondation J-O acquires an important artwork by author Mark Rothcko


Fondation J-O acquires the artwork Cowboy Elvis by author Andy Warhol

Fondation J-O Produces the Art Video "Beauty Kills by author Andrea Ampelio Meli