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


Séverine Fromaigeat, freelance curator, Basel
Stefanie Knobel, artist and choreographer, Zurich
Patrick de Rham, director of Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
Davide-Christelle Sanvee, artist, Geneva
Kathrin Veser, co-director of Gessnerallee Zurich (as of summer 2024)


The Swiss Performance Art Award contributes to the visibility of Swiss performance art, shows its diversity and quality and reinforces its recognition. The national competition is open to artists and collectives associated with performance art by educational background, creative method, or presentational 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