Musicians without Borders, Ruanda

In 2018, Alta Mane continued to support some of the Foundations’ long-standing Partners. Among others, in Switzerland: Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil (FAAI), MOPS_DanceSyndrome and Save the Children Switzerland; Musicians without Borders in Rwanda; Canto, Color y Fábula and Pensarme, la fundación in Colombia, TEGV in Turkey, Cape Town Opera and Dance for All in South Africa; Epic Arts in Cambodia, and LAD Onlus in Italia.


Furthermore, the Foundation started new collaborations with other organizations working in favour of youths living in conditions of extreme social marginalization and developing artistic initiatives, such as: Fondation Mission Bambini Switzerland and Krousar Thmey in Switzerland, and MusicWorks in South Africa.

In brief, 22 projects received direct donations from the Foundation, out of which 6 Partners were based in Switzerland (Geneva, Locarno, Lugano, Ticino, Vaud and Zürich Cantons), and 11 abroad (Austria, Colombia, Italy, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa and Turkey).

The graphs extracted from the Foundation’s Financial Statements, closed on December 31, 2018, show the geographical distribution, sector (art and social, art and health, art and awareness art and development), and type of support (co-partnerships or donations) disbursed by the Foundation in 2018.



During 2018, in line with the deep strategic renewal process of the Foundation launched in 2017, the Foundation supported new projects, in new strategic areas, both in Switzerland and Europe, and consolidated its relations with Fondazione Alta Mane Italia (AMI), through successful co-partnership agreements.

In relation thereto, reminder is given that these are three-way contracts between Fondation Alta Mane, AMI and the beneficiaries (Partners), according to which:

  • Alta Mane Italia supports the Partners during the start-up/implementation of their projects throughout varied and complex social or hospital conditions, monitoring and assessing the sustained activities as well as the future conditions of sustainability of the Partner;
  • Fondation Alta Mane supports the aforementioned beneficiaries through donations preceded by the usual verifications.

The sector of intervention remains the use of art in situations of extreme social marginalisation and hospitalisation of young people due to serious pathologies.

Fekat Circus, Etiopia

Through the co-partnerships, in 2018, Alta Mane continued to support some of the Foundations’ long-standing Partners, such as among others, Barefeet Theatre (Zambia), Ecunhi (Argentina), Dynamo Camp (Italy), Fekat Circus (Ethiopia), Phare Ponleu Selpak (Cambodia) and Vientos Culturales (Mexico).

In brief, in 2018, the Foundation supported 12 projects in co-partnership with AMI, three of which based in Italy, two in Cambodia, and the remaining in Argentina, Ethiopia, Jordan, Mexico, Tanzania and Zambia.