Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne predominantly supports contemporary classical music projects. However, projects on music from other eras are not excluded as a rule. In its effort to contribute to the development of professional music culture, the Foundation supports international academies and master classes conducted by established instructors. Furthermore, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne supports various series of music events or festivals that explore new ways of fostering the public’s engagement with classical music in an attempt to attract new audiences. In principle, professional orchestras and ensembles or music centers may also submit a project request for the equipment of rehearsal rooms, the acquisition of instruments or other infra-structural needs.
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne does not award grants for one-off events, the production of DVDs or CDs, composition commissions (that were not awarded by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne), operas, musical theatre or the purchase of music scores.
In addition to its role as a mentor for suitable artistic projects submitted by eligible institutions, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne also acts occasionally as an initiator of its own projects, as for example with the current project CONNECT, that was initiated in 2015.
Selection of supported projects
Ensemble Resonanz, Hamburg
Concert series «urban string», 2014-2018
Féstival Archipel, Genf
«Académies Archipel», 2017-2018
Féstival d’Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence
Jeune Orchestre de la Méditerranée, 2014 bis 2016
Festival ZeitRäume, Basel
2. Festival for new music and architecture, 2017
IMS Prussia Cove, London
International Open Chamber Music Seminar, 2014 bis 2016
Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation, Budapest
International masterclasses for young composers and conductors, 2015- 2017
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Expansion of the education and outreach program and partial equipping of the RCO House, 2016/17 to 2018/19
Teatro del Tempo, Vacallo
Ecological-musical pilgrimage „La Via Lattea 14: Il cammino di Orfeo“, 2017
Wigmore Hall, London
Contemporary Music Series, season 2015/16 to 2017/18