As the professional association of Switzerland’s visual artists, visarte defends the latter’s interests on both the political and social levels. visarte seeks to ensure favourable conditions for artistic production, and provides counsel to the artists.
Visarte Switzerland comprises 18 regional groups. Its membership comes to 3300 (as of July 2008), of which over 2600 are active members.
Founded in 2001, visarte.schweiz is the successor organization to the GSMBA (Association of Swiss Painters, Sculptors and Architects), which had lasted since 1866.