The temporary exhibit remains closed until further notice, and July events are canceled.

The Centre

The International Sculpture Centre (CIS) is unique in Switzerland and in Europe. It is distinguished by its humble and respectful relationship with the majestic landscape of the Lavizzara Valley, one of the most desirable valleys in Ticino. The CIS consists of an exhibition building, five ateliers, a large work area with a 20-tonne crane, five workshops and the Artists' House in the centre of the village.

The Foundation for Sculpture has created a new cultural centre in the upper Maggia Valley for artists, the population of the valley, art lovers and tourists. The International Sculpture Centre started its activities in May 2021. The CIS is unique of its kind in Switzerland and Europe. 

The focal point of the Centre is the promotion and support of artists from all countries of the world dedicated to the art of sculpture. The CIS offers the guest artists optimal conditions: from May to October, five to seven artists receive a scholarship and can work with local materials on three-dimensional works. Specially with the marble from the Cristallina quarry,

During the summer period from May to October, the hall is filled with an exhibition of contemporary art. In addition, many interesting events such as films, readings, concerts, educational courses for schools in the valley and debates are organised. 

In winter, the hall can be rented and an intermediate cultural programme is also offered.

Thanks to the International Sculpture Centre, the small mountain village of Peccia has become a place of cultural exchange with the valley's population, visitors, artists and interested parties from all over the world.

The Centre is managed by the "Fondazione internazionale per la Scultura", which is subject to the Federal Supervisory Authority for Foundations and is tax-exempt.

Come and visit us.

Sponsors of the Centro Internazionale di Scultura

Sponsors of Artists in Residence and Exhibition 2023