ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE
Area of Visual Art
ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE supports institutions and projects which promote the understanding and transmission of visual art. It assists in the financing of scholarly projects and works which deal with imparting an understanding of art as a phenomenon.
It therefore promotes the imaginative, educational and scholarly engagement with the permanent collections of art museums with the goal to enabling or improving access to the works.
Likewise outstanding exhibition projects and catalogues with the necessary scholarly basis are eligible for support. The Foundation is open to applications dealing with all areas and periods of art, including contemporary art. Its main interests are, however, primarily in international special exhibitions with art from earlier eras and non-western cultures.
Area of Music
ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE supports in particular institutions and projects which promote the understanding of New Music. It is involved in the preservation and improvements of access to and new discovery of works of all eras and for the imparting of new technical and interpretive knowledge.
Likewise the Foundation finances academies, workshops and master classes. It helps young professional musicians, conductors and composers and promotes their meeting with experienced musical personalities (conductors, composers, soloists). The Foundation supports problem solving by professional orchestras in structural and technical matters. In this way it makes possible the acquisition and maintenance of instruments and provides financial support for the expansion of positions or repertoire.
The Foundation promotes the audience-appropriate and innovative imparting of musical contents. It helps orchestras and ensembles in the realization of music educational projects.
A maxim for both areas is that the Foundation is involved primarily in projects which impact in a larger context and a long-term perspective. It has as its focus projects which are otherwise financially difficult to realize.
ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE is a swiss based grant-making foundation and member of SwissFoundations, the association of grant foundations in Switzerland.