Evolution of thought

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:
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Visual Art

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

Collectible books for sale
Inadeguato book cover

The poetry that Andrea Meli contains in this anthology is more than simple tell about verses. It is a journey into a life that flows and that yes confronts a modernity that can sometimes be unsettling, that overflows from the dam of the past to try to find a key to understanding the world…

Ruvido Ampelio book

The most beautiful book in the world in a guise of gold and sandpaper collects three stories of the Parma artist for a sophisticated and profound search for the self…

The gift of Eldoria book cover

Prepare to embark on an enchanting journey to the realm of Eldoria, where magic and imagination intertwine in each of the captivating stories woven by Andrea Ampelio Meli. This limited edition book, published by Fondation J-O Basel, is nothing short of a collector's dream, with only 1000 copies available worldwide…

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