Arts and culture are a necessity

Arts and culture are a necessity

While the group’s heritage is European, Kempinski is now an international company present in 32 countries. Kempinski delights in taking the road less travelled, providing access to a cultural experience of each destination. The appreciation of arts and culture is as important as the act of creation. This is why Kempinski is supporting the arts and culture with an international programme, focused on youth, talent, cross-cultural education and exposure. Perhaps on your next visit, you may meet one of the artists in residence…

Kempinski Young Artist Programme
In the spirit of the grand ‘salons’ of Europe, where aspiring protégées were hand-selected to create works of art and music, Kempinski supports young artists, through its Arts Programme, by creating the environment where Fellows can become the stars of tomorrow.

Founded in 2009, the Kempinski Young Artist Programme works with arts organisations to increase cultural awareness, further international education in the arts and fulfill Kempinski’s commitment to refinement and culture. The programme is directed by Marylea van Daalen, who has been involved with classical music and the arts for decades, both in Europe and in the USA. Each year, four Fellowships are awarded in either classical music or visual arts who may never have the chance to further their studies in arts.

The programme differs from existing fellowships in that the selected candidates are not only subsidised with the usual financial means but are also supported with practical assistance on more everyday issues. More importantly, Kempinski provides the chosen candidates with a platform for their work and creativity, namely an international network stretching far beyond the boundaries of their native countries – an invaluable career boost for aspiring artists.

Fellowship of the Kempinski Young Artist Programme is by invitation only. The selection of candidates is made with the direct participation of arts professionals and mentors. Their input and involvement in the programme as joint supporters is invaluable in maintaining the highest standards and an objective selection.


Kempinski Young Artist Programme 2014
Artistry is important to us at Kempinski and we believe that culture defines and expresses different societies and civilisations. Throughout its long history Kempinski has promoted the arts in Europe and beyond.

In 2009, the Kempinski Young Artist Programme was established to support young talents in arts and culture who, like Kempinski, bring creative flair and imagination to their vocations.

To know more about it, have a look at our brochure.


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