paradise is here is a non-profit activity, aimed at developing cultural projects, financed through its own revenues, public support and essential fundraising activity. All contributions are directly aimed at the realization of our artistic projects and at financing the costs of maintaining the center.

The easiest way to support us is to buy the friends card in our online shop.

Information For Financial Support

Bank details:
paradise is here
Via case di Fondo 30
CH-6605 Locarno
IBAN: CH02 8080 8004 8039 2574 7
Banca Raiffeisen, P. Muraccio 6, 6600 Locarno

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We offer our supporters and institutional partners a tailor-made program of benefits. If you are interested in contributing to our activities, we can provide you with a customized offer. In this case, please contact us directly.

Supporters & Partners


Pro Helvetia Stiftung


Ticino Film Commission

Cantone Ticino

Foundation Ernst Goehner 


La Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Milano

Teatro Sociale Bellinzona

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale

Fondazione TPE – Teatro Piemonte Europa

Academic and training centers

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

National University of Theatre and Film “I.L.Caragiale” Bucharest

National University of Arts, Bucharest

Enti istituzionali

Swiss Embassy in Romania

Swiss Sponsor’s Fund

Sofia Arsenal, Museum of Contemporary Art

Artistic companies

Aakash Odedra Company


Collaborating artists

Aakash Odedra (UK)
(dancer, choreographer)

Irmena Chichikova (Bulgaria)

Zeno Gabaglio (Switzerland)

Nicolas Joray (Switzerland)
(cameraman, photographer)

Susanne Auffermann (Germany)
(lighting designer)

Paolo Musio (Italy)

Antonella Attili (Italy)

Andrea Dolente (Italy)

Giampaolo Gotti (Italy/Switzerland)

Margherita Coldesina (Italy)

Massimo Furlan (Switzerland/Italy)
(video artist)

Kami Manns (Germany/Switzerland)

Markus Schmid (Switzerland)
(set designer)

Caroline Beach & Charles Washington (Germany)
(dancers, choreographers)

Alfons Flores (Spain)
(set designer)

Darrel Toulon (Austria)

Marion Rothhaar (Germany)

Sponsors and private supporters

Ms. Renate Voß-Link
Radebeul, Germany

Anonymous supporter
Munich, Germany

Anonymous supporter
Zurich, Switzerland


Adrian Marthaler
Adrian Marthalerdirector, cultural expert and coordinator of the Executive Master in Arts Administration at the University of Zurich

I'm glad to see how paradise is here is growing: these young cultural experts combine their individual experiences with interculturality and new perspectives.
Their diversity is mixed with strong content and reflected in their projects. They move between education and mediation, research, interdisciplinary exchange between artists and experts from various disciplines and cultures, creating innovative formats that promote intercultural dialogue, both in Switzerland and abroad.

Adrian Klemm
Adrian Klemmlawyer, former President of the Fondazione Dimitri

I think the most important work that paradise is here does is to develop projects that broaden our horizons and that grow and develop the audience, both in number and in type. A theater can live only if the room is full and only if the people and the institutions are willing to support it. And we all, those who understand the value of the cultural work for the development of a society should, even more so, support those young cultural managers who are courageous enough to do take this leap and push things forward for all our sakes. This is precisely what paradise is here does and they have my full support to continue.

Jean Grädel
Jean GrädelStage Director

paradise is here is a cleverly conceived cultural initiative which develops new and innovative formats of cultural production and distribution, from audience development programs to new formats of artistic work, focusing also on an important work of cultural mediation, of research and on an extensive participation in international collaboration projects.
Its widespread European network, together with the experience of the two initiators of this project, Kami Wilhelmina Manns and Alexandra Papadopoulos – whose work I’ve got to know and appreciate personally – and supported by the valuable team they created are some of the factors that I am sure will contribute to the success of this project. I have great confidence and I am looking forward to see their first results.

Aakash Odedra
Aakash Odedradancer & choreographer, artist-in-resident @ paradise is here

paradise is here is set up to provide great conditions and support for excellent art. To be partnered with paradise is here, who holds such values, only serves us the opportunity to make the best art possible. The breadth of skills in the team at paradise is here, along with their extensive network allows us to bounce great ideas as well as the best chance to execute them.

TricksterPguest artists, paradise is here

A young but dynamic entity, in the management of the project paradise is here has proved to be professional and attentive to details.
We believe they have good development potential for the future.