Application for a project grant from Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne follows a two-level procedure.
Level One: Project Request
Completion of the online submission form.
There are no submission deadlines. Project requests can be submitted at any time under consideration of a nine months’ notice prior to the project start date.
Additionally submitted documents and documentation cannot be considered at this level of the procedure.
Once a project request has been received, it will be reviewed for compliance with the grant focus and the grant guidelines as defined by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne. Each project request will be answered in a timely manner.
Level Two: Project Proposal
In the case of a positive assessment, a project request will be followed by an invitation to submit a detailed and comprehensive project proposal. Submitted proposals and additional documents will not be returned after the review process.
Project proposals will be reviewed for completeness and compliance with the grant criteria of Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and, in the case of a positive assessment, submitted to the Foundation Board for decision.
At both levels of the procedure, a selection is made based on the grant focus area and on the grant criteria of Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne. As the funds of the foundation are limited, it is possible that a project is not awarded a grant even though it was positively assessed. There is no legal claim to a grant. Project requests and proposals that were rejected cannot be submitted a second time.
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne annually receives numerous project requests and project proposals. As the funds of the Foundation are limited, it is not possible to award all submitted project applications with a grant. A project can be rejected without any statement of reasons. There is no legal claim to a grant.
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne verifies for each project in a regular and suitable manner whether the awarded funds were used adequately.
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne requests to be expressly named in publications and external communications of the subsidized projects. For this reason, project requests and proposals shall be submitted early enough to allow for a notice period.
For information on the specific requirements for each grant area, please refer to the relevant descriptions under Visual Art, Music, and Cultural Education. The general criteria listed below apply to all three grant areas likewise.
The supported project must be of public interest.
The supported project must prove to be important, visionary, innovative, and sustainable.
The Foundation provides only substantial contributions towards the realization of a project (as a rule: no residual financing).
The grant may be paid out either in one sum or in separate installments over several years (as a rule: max. three years).
Repeated subsidies as well as breaks are possible in individual cases.
For extensive and cost-intensive projects start-up financing is possible.
The following negative list also applies to all three grant areas likewise. Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne does not award:
individual grants for visual artists or musicians.
grants for amateur projects.
grants for profit-oriented or purely commercial projects.
grants for projects that have already been completed, and no retroactive compensation for deficits.
grants for projects that have almost been completely financed otherwise
In order to be considered for a grant by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, submitted projects must meet the following Grant Conditions:
General orientation towards the subjects defined in the Foundation Purpose.
Compliance with the specific grant criteria of the respective grant area as well as with the general Grant Guidelines.
Submission of a project request at least nine months before project start. Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne does not provide retroactive financing.
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne does not support projects whose funds are raised by professional agencies on a commission basis.
The filing of a project request must undergo the two-level application procedure. Directly submitted applications or requests sent to a Board Member’s private address cannot be considered and remain unanswered.