Department of Culture and Education

The Consulate General facilitates and promotes exchanges and cooperation in all areas of the arts and culture. It does so by leveraging its network and partnerships with cultural and educational institutions as well as by promoting cultural events and projects through its newsletter and social media channels.

Switzerland is one of the leading centers of architecture, design and visual arts. Our cultural output is diverse, innovative and of high quality. Many artists and makers from Switzerland left a creative and lasting mark in New York at some point in their artistic careers; others have contributed to the thriving arts scene here for many years and continue to do so today.

Arts and culture are essential vehicles to foster mutual understanding among communities and nations. The Consulate General is committed to strengthening cooperation of Swiss artists and Swiss cultural institutions with their counterparts in New York and other cultural centers within its consular district (States of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, South Dakota, North Dakota, U.S. Virgin Islands).

Our activities include:

  • Promoting Swiss cultural events and projects through our bi-monthly newsletter and social media channels;

  • Providing advice and expertise for networking opportunities and potential partnerships with cultural institutions in our consular district;

  • Engaging in project partnerships on a case by case basis;

  • Offering educational materials in various languages with information about Switzerland and Swiss culture.


We work closely with a number of other Swiss government and public/private entities such as:


Further information about the projects we have recently been involved in can be found on our Tumblr blog

You can also subscribe to our Newsletter to keep abreast of Swiss cultural events in our consular district, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!


Educational resources about Switzerland:

Students, professors and anyone interested in Switzerland can order the following items free of charge by contacting us via email:

  • Booklet “Switzerland in Brief”
  • Geographical map
  • CD Swiss Folk Music
  • DVD “Costums and Traditions in Switzerland”
  • DVD “Swiss Political System”
  • Swiss USB Memory Stick

For more comprehensive information on Switzerland visit:


Contact us:

Matthias Dettling
Head of the Department

Sandrine Ligabue
Deputy Head of the Department and Project Manager

Elena Bänninger
Project Manager

Tel.: + 1 212 599 5700, ext. 621291 or 621914