Simón I. Patiño Foundation

Cultural activities

Geneva, Switzerland

Contact Us

Cultural activities

8, rue Giovanni-Gambini
1206 Geneva
Tel. :+41 (0)22 347 02 11
Fax :+41 (0)22 789 18 29

Cultural activities

We have awarded 232 artistic scholarships. Over the last 31 years, we have hosted international musical meetings that have allowed nearly 600 musicians to study with some of the world's greatest soloists

The Simón I. Patiño Foundation organises a series of cultural activities often in collaboration with other institutions. The Foundation also offers grants for the arts awarded jointly with the City of Geneva Cultural Department.

We annually fund from three to six artistic scholarships together with the city of Geneva.
For the application form, click here.


Our Centres

The Foundation’s administrative headquarters has been situated in Geneva since 1958. All our student scholarships are administered from here, as are our wider activities across Bolivia. Throughout the year, we host a series of cultural events in Geneva, aimed at promoting youth talent in Switzerland.


La Paz & El Alto

The Patiño Foundation carries out a range of cultural, educational and literary activities at its facility in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city.

In order to address the needs of the rural population that has moved to El Alto, Bolivia’s second-largest city, our Foundation has built a nutrition Centre there that helps over 220 children each year.


Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s fastest-growing city and largest economic centre. It is home to many petrochemical and agricultural companies. As the city is located in the country’s tropical lowlands, the Foundation plays a pivotal role in educating the local population and farmers to work with the area’s fragile environment. In addition, we provide a hugely-popular programme of cultural and educational activities.