It was originated in 1776 in Geneva,Switzerland. It is one of the oldest companies in Switzerland. Its creators, the watchmaker Louis Faizan and Horace Benedict de Saussure were intended to contribute to the growth, development, and promotion of handicrafts, business, industry, manufacturing, commerce and agriculture in the Republic of Geneva. Tthe Society of Arts has took many initiatives to acquaint themselves with the methodical and technical discoveries and develop training and local skills. She was at the foundation of several Geneva institutions, as Watchmaking School, the School of Fine Arts and the School of Chemistry. The Society of Arts suggestions today to all those attracted in art, culture and the economy, the chance to improve their knowledge and also exchange ideas. It struggles to promote young talents in the fields of fine arts and music. It has almost 600 members and it will send its newsletter to over 2,000 subscribers.