Collage with film camera and yellow beam of light

Collage with film camera and yellow beam of light

BaseCamp in Losone A hub that young artists can use as a base for visiting the Locarno Film Festival and making their ideas a reality.

By supporting BaseCamp, an initiative for younger generations, Swiss Post and the Locarno Film Festival are gearing their actions towards the future. BaseCamp was born out of the idea of bringing together young people from all over the world and establishing a base from which they could visit the Locarno Film Festival.

Culture is important to us! That is why Swiss Post supports both the Locarno Film Festival and BaseCamp, directly benefiting young artists. Swiss Post is a main partner of BaseCamp.

Woman in yellow dress against canvas in the open air
BaseCamp not only provides accommodation, but also represents a starting point for exploring the world of the Locarno Film Festival.

200 aspiring 18- to 30-year-old artists from all over the world and from different fields of art will live at BaseCamp in Losone for the 11 days of the festival. They were selected in advance and are each preparing an art project. During the festival, they will be able to showcase their talent, share their ideas, create synergies and launch new projects. BaseCamp is also accessible to external persons.

Selected art projects and Swiss Post in the center

BaseCamp is taking place for the fifth time this year. Artists enter their projects for one of the coveted places.

The selected artists are required to invent new creative dimensions, new formats, new forms of expression and new artistic approaches.

More information about BaseCamp:

Young artists breathe new life into the courtyard at BaseCamp.
Images from the BaseCamp: young artists breathe new life into the courtyard at BaseCamp.

175 years of Swiss Post – 175 years of commitment to culture: our 2024 art project

Swiss Post is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2024, and has been promoting art in Switzerland for just as long. Even in the early days, every stamp was produced as a small work of art. And today, Swiss Post still has its stamps designed by talented artists. The anniversary stamp was created by students at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

An exhibition at BaseCamp explains the ideas behind the work and how the creative process led to it. Creative minds are also designing a special meeting space for Swiss Post. We asked them how they see today’s Swiss Post. It is also important to look back to the past. Identity is created only by one’s origin.

We look forward to showing you more about BaseCamp’24 and Swiss Post’s current art project on this website from August 2024.

Stamps 175 years Swiss Post
Since Swiss Post was founded 175 years ago, every stamp has been produced as a miniature work of art.