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, 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 as an initiator of its own projects. Currently, there are two long-term initiatives in the area of Music. CONNECT and Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne Award for Young Composers.
Selection of supported projects
- Basel Sinfonietta, Basel
Principal Conductor, Season 2014/15–2016/17
- Ensemble Resonanz, Hamburg
Concert series “urban string”, 2014–2016
- Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence
Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, 2014–2016
- IMS Prussia Cove, London
International Open Chamber Music Seminar, 2014–2016
- Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation, Budapest
International Masterclasses for Young Conductors and Composers, 2015–2017
- Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Equipment of the RCO House as well as education and formation program, 2016/17–2018/19
- Wigmore Hall, London
Contemporary Music Series, season 2015/16–2017/18