The Festival


Since 2020, the cultural programme proposed by La Fabbrica del cioccolato Foundation, housed in the former buildings of the Cima Norma factory in the Blenio Valley (Southern Swiss Canton of Ticino) has been enriched by way of a new and important event: the Cima Norma Art Festival. In the extraordinary Jugendstil architectural spaces of this old chocolate factory, every summer will be held an interdisciplinary artistic event, which revolves each time around issues of great relevance for our time. The main objective of this cultural Festival, artistically directed by Elio Schenini, is to bring together artists who represent the most diverse artistic disciplines in the somewhat secluded but close contact with the nature of this disused industrial building, in this way offering the public the occasion to reflect on the important themes that concern mankind and its relationship with the world.

Supported by:

  • Pro Helvetia
  • Cantone Ticino
  • Stiftung Landis & Gyr
  • Banca Stato
  • La Mobiliare, Agenzia generale di Lugano
  • Fondazione Fidinam
  • SIP Industrial Promotion SA
  • Otto Scerri SA
  • Ente del Turismo Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
  • Comune di Acquarossa
  • Comune di Serravalle
  • Comune di Riviera
  • APG l SGA
  • Winteler
  • AGEvent

Media partner:

  • Corriere del Ticino
  • RSI, Radiotelevisione svizzera