High Culture in Valle Maggia, Ticino

Dr. Werner Leu

FIS-Präsident, Loco

Thanks to the wonderful optimism and dedication of the founding team, the Centro Internazionale di Scultura is about to become a reality, with a very broad base of support. This important milestone is highly motivating for us and only strengthens our commitment to the long-term prosperity of this new centre of creativity and its magical context in Ticino.


Great news for a mountain valley in the Ticino! The village of Peccia, situated right at the head of the Valle Maggia, can now look forward to a new cultural beacon: the Centro Internazionale di Scultura (CIS). This culture-promotion project, supported by the Canton of Ticino with some 3 million francs (50% of the total), will open its doors in 2020 to artists from all around the world, who will be granted scholarships for stays of several months in Peccia. The large exhibition space will play host to contemporary exhibitions curated by the Foundation’s Artistic committee. The organisation behind the project is the Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura; its purpose is the construction and management of the CIS. Peccia, with the Centro Internazionale di Scultura CIS, will become a cultural hub where artists and an international audience have the opportunity to meet.

Follow the current construction progress in photos here

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