• «Art and music touch places in the young patients where no injection can reach.»
    Petula Clark, singer, songwriter and patron of the Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.»
    Johnny Depp

  • «Music can build bridges where the spoken language cannot.»
    Valeri Gergiev, conductor and opera company director, patron oft he Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «In a peripheral hospital, paediatrics is like a safe harbour»
    Dr. Valdo Pezzoli, head physician at the paediatrics department in the regional hospital of Lugano

  • «Art- and music therapy allow the patient to become immerged in another world.»
    C.B., art-therapist at University Children’s Hospital Zurich

  • «It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.»
    D. W. Winnicott, English paediatrician and psychoanalyst

The governing bodies

Foundation Board

Prof. Dr. med. Alain Golay, Chief physician, service de l'enseignement thérapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG)

Founder, vice-president:
Charlotte Leber, Geneva and Zurich

Dr. med. Kurt Albermann, Chief Physician, Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum (SPZ), vice-president paediatrics ans youth medecine, Kantonsspital Winterthur (KSW)

François Dietisheim, head of Law & Compliance, Inselgruppe AG, Berne

Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Frey, Head of Department, Department of intensive care and neonatology,  University Children's Hospital (KISPI), Zurich

Dr.med. Josef Laimbacher, Chief Physician Department of Youth Medecine, Ostschweizer Kinderspital, St. Gallen

Cornelia Neuhaus, co-director of therapies, Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel (UKBB)

Dr. med. Valdo Pezzoli, Chief Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale regionale di Lugano (EOC)

Treasurer: Maurice Hoffstetter, Blonay

Statutory auditors
Fiducial S.A.
, Bld. Emile-Jacques-Dalcroze 5, CH-1204 Geneva

Member of proFonds, Association faîtière des fondations d’utilité publique de Suisse

Legal domicile
ART-THERAPIE Foundation, 11 Rue de Beaumont, CH-1206 Geneva

Managing director
Eléonore Gruffel Sauter, 1, Rue Charles Vuillermet, CH-1005 Lausanne

Administration and coordination
Helena Zaugg Wildi, Via Rivra 20, CH-6986 Novaggio

Honorary members:
Prof. Dr. med. Oskar Bänziger, paediatrician, director department of neonatology, hospital Uster

Prof. Dr. med. Sergio Fanconi, Former Chief Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)