Centro Internazionale di Scultura

Centro Internazionale di Scultura, Peccia

2008 The CIS project is presented to the Governing Council of the Ticino

2010 Feasibility study and Business plan for the CIS

9/2011 Setting up of the Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura (FIS) by private individuals, the municipality of Lavizzara and the ‘Fondazione Vallemaggia’.

3/2012 The Ticino Parliament (Granconsiglio) decides to support the CIS with five million Swiss Francs provided that an equal amount can be raised from private benefactors and donors

5/2013 Guido Magnaguagno is chosen to be the first president of the Artistic Committee.

6/2013 Significant promise of support by the Ernst Göhner Foundation. 

8/2013 Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard visits the Comune Lavizzara on 1st of August and talks, among other things, about the activities in Peccia.

10/2013 The Lavizzara Council supports the construction of the International Centre for Sculpture  by agreeing unanimously to a financial contribution of 500'000 Swiss Francs.

8/2014 Honorary Reception for around 160 Ambassadors, Politicians and VIP-Guests of the Film Festival Locarno.

7/2015 The CIS in the Swiss Pavilion, Presentation of the CIS in Milan on Sunday, 12th July, from 10.00am to 4.00pm

8/2015 CIS is honorary guest of the Rotonda del Festival. During the festival Centro Internationale will be showcased in Locarno.

to 12/2015 Numerous Supporters, 'Brick' Donors and Friends are ready to support the building of this beacon of culture.

2016 Redimensioning of the project
2017 Building application
2018 Building permit and ground-breaking ceremony, current pictures of the construction site can be seen here.