High Culture in Valle Maggia, Ticino

Former Federal Councillor Flavio Cotti

President of the CIS Patronage Committee

I am committed to the realization of the Centro Internazionale di Scultura because I feel very strongly about both the valley’s future and the promotion of international three-dimensional art. There are several good reasons to support the development of the Centre: the important commitment of the artists who have been working in Peccia for many years, as well as the quality of the marble, unique in Switzerland, which will allow the establishment and management of the Centre in the future.


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 on 2nd of May 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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