Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne seeks to contribute to the development of a vital culture of excellence in classical music and to help attract new audiences to the field. To achieve these objectives, the Foundation sponsors international academies and master classes conducted by established instructors. In addition, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne supports outstanding event series or festivals with visionary programming and innovative modes of outreach and communication to foster the public’s engagement with classical music. In general, the Foundation focuses on the promotion of new and contemporary music, although projects on music from other eras are by no means excluded.
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne does not award grants for one-off events, concert tours, 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 occasionally acts as an initiator of its own projects, as for example with the current project CONNECT, which was initiated in 2015.
An overview of the projects approved for funding in 2022 can be found here.