Aargauer Kuratorium
Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt, Kunstkredit
Abteilung Kulturförderung Kanton Basel-Landschaft
Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève
Kanton Luzern, Kulturförderung
Kanton St. Gallen
Kanton Zürich, Fachstelle Kultur


Phila Bergmann, Curator and Co-Director of Shedhalle Zurich
Ines Goldbach, Director Kunsthaus Baselland
Patrick de Rham, Director Arsenic - Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
Stefanie Knobel, artist and choreographer, Zurich
Davide-Christelle Sanvee, artist, Geneva


The Swiss Performance Art Award contributes to the visibility of Swiss performance art, shows its diversity and quality and reinforces its recognition. The annual competition is open to artists from all areas with a performative practice. The Swiss Performance Art Award is a common initiative by the Cantons of Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Lucerne, St Gall, Zurich and the City of Geneva.


The Swiss Performance Art Award provides a space for people of different backgrounds, interests and convictions. The responsible municipal and cantonal cultural institutions stand for a culture of mutual respect and aim to create an atmosphere of acceptance. We currently are in the middle of an ongoing institutional learning process for which we consciously engage with questions dealing with discrimination and take suggestions and criticism seriously. We reflect on mechanisms of exclusion and oppose all forms of discrimination.


Eva-Maria Knüsel