HYDERABAD: If you have always wanted to make it big in unconventional courses of study, for instance deviating from the trend of pursuing an engineering or a medical degree, opportunities are plenty. One such programme is the Kempinski Young Artists programme which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.
Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotels, and this particular programme, as part of its corporate social responsibility act, was established in the year 2009.
Focusing on classical music and visual arts, the programme collaborates with arts institutions across the globe to increase cultural awareness and also looks to further international education in cross cultural studies.
The classical music fellowship serves the needs of recipients in a flexible and suitable programme with options of full funding for one year of academic study, summer schools, master classes and specialised studies. On the other hand, the visual arts
fellowship consists of a two-month ‘Artist in Residency’ in a Kempinski hotel outside the recipient’s native country that is appropriate to his/her proposed project. It is designed to give young artists experience in a foreign environment with full financial support and to provide public exposure of artists’ works in locations otherwise unavailable to them.
As part of its fifth anniversary celebrations, there will be a weekend of fun activities held at Bard College, Berlin and they will be under the artistic leadership of conductor and music educator, Leon Botstein, between June 20 and 23. At the centre of the celebrations will be a panel discussion involving arts and business leaders from across the globe.
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