The Contemporary Guide is a digital diary that disseminates contemporary art in French-speaking Switzerland. Since 2022, he has been part of abstract association and also initiates digital transformation projects in the field of art.

The Contemporary Guide’s mission is to support, promote and disseminate contemporary art in Romandie, whether artists or exhibition venues, institutional or independent. It feeds the online agenda – Guide Contemporain – , publishes a free map of 12’000 copies of the art venues in our six French-speaking cantons.


  • Promoting the cultural and intellectual life of cantons Vaud and Geneva on the national and international scene
  • Reinforcing the accessibility of art for the public
  • Helping produce contemporary artworks and shows
  • Creating and presenting a collection of contemporary art by artists from the Lake Geneva region or who have shown their work in cantons Vaud and Geneva
  • Encouraging exchanges by welcoming international artists and helping Swiss artists show abroad
  • Encouraging the activities of independent contemporary art spaces in the Lake Geneva region
  • Supporting artists in their artistic and administrative approaches
  • Editing and circulating catalogues, artists’ books, websites
  • Stimulating interdisciplinary research between the fields of art and science (technological and human)

The Contemporary Guide warmly thanks its many sponsors and partners