Promotion of Culture
Since 1990, the ZF Art Foundation has been committed to promoting art and culture. Over the past 30 years, the ZF Art Foundation has developed from a supporting foundation into an operationally active foundation.
- Regional Promotion of Culture (1990 – 2019)
- ZF Scholarship for Visual Artists / Artist-in-Residence (since 1996)
- ZF Music Award (since 2001)
- ZF Short Film Award (since 2021)
The encounter with art and culture plays a central role. The direct experience, the personal contact is very important. Visits to studios or discussions with artists encourage direct engagement with contemporary artistic positions. Public competition concerts and master classes give the audience new insights into the world of music.
Regional Promotion of Culture (1990 – 2019)
The ZF Art Foundation has been taking the responsibility it shares for the inhabitants of the Lake Constance region very seriously for the past 30 years. From 1990 through 2019 it promoted nonprofit institutions that sustainably enrich and shape the cultural life of the Lake Constance region. For its 30th anniversary the Foundation approved a new promotion concept, which will lend a sharper focus to the Foundation’s activities in future while also opening up new audiences. The primary objective is to hone the Foundation’s profile by focusing on its activities as an operating foundation. As part of this new approach to promotion, the ZF Art Foundation will devote its energies entirely to its own operating business from 2020, reinforcing the two successfully established projects ZF scholarship and ZF Music Award, and initiating a new project. Together with the associated partner projects, all three operating projects run by the ZF Art Foundation will continue to guarantee a strong presence in the region.