24 Jan 2017

Festivals Lucerne Festival 2017: Soundzz.z.zz…z

Lucerne FestivalLuzern, Luzern, Switzerland

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: March 10, 2017 – Does your artistic practice involve sound art, intermedial performance, or ephemeral sound installations?

The Kunstmuseum Luzern and Lucerne Festival seek out new, unconventional projects that are equally rooted in the realms of the visual arts and of music. Both of these institutions firmly believe that image and sound complement each other in highly sensory and inspiring ways. Therefore, they are sponsoring the “Soundzz.z.zzz…z” Competition, which is intended to explore the fertile meeting ground between sounds and images, artistic expression for the ears and the eyes, music and the visual arts.

The competition is aimed at artist/s (single artist or teams) who are asked to develop a new project at this intersection between music and the visual arts. The key is an interest in the interaction between both disciplines. The form is left open to candidates. Examples of what we are looking for might include an intervention, an initiative or special action, a work of performance art, a performance presentation, a concept that evolves during the course of the Festival, a series of performances, or another kind of event or happening. The site or venue is therefore open and to be chosen by the applicants, but it needs to show coherence with the project.

The central theme for Lucerne Festival in 2017 is “Identity”: Who am I? The theme involves issues relating to nationality, culture, gender, religion, and much more. The project must have a reference to the theme “Identity”, references to the Festival programming and to the exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum are not expected but are possible. The project should be self-sufficient and exist on its own terms.

The competition is open to highly skilled musicians and visual artists. There are no age limits or residential requirements. Single artists or teams of two or three artists can apply.

Cash award of 5,000.00 CHF (total fee for artists) Production budget of 10,000.00 CHF (as the upper limit on expenses)

Travel expenses and costs of accommodation in Lucerne will be covered up to an agreed amount. Artists will also receive a per diem during their stay in Lucerne. There is no additional performance fee.

The prize cash award will be paid immediately after the winner/s is/are selected. Half of the production budget will be paid once the project has been chosen. The other half will be paid subject to a statement of costs after the realization of the project. For this purpose, receipts for all expenses incurred are necessary. Fees for third parties will not be incurred.

Both institutions, the Kunstmuseum Luzern and Lucerne Festival, will attempt to provide technical support for on-site execution of the project when possible. Details regarding such support must be arranged in advance.

Download complete Prospectus – No Application Fee
Review Prospectus and apply online as directed. You will be required to submit:

  • complete description of your artwork project, including a six-line abstract
  • curriculum vitae, max. of three DIN A4 pages
  • project budget
  • project timeline


  • Application deadline: Friday, 10 March 2017 (upload till midnight)
  • Evaluation of the submitted applications: March 2017
  • Selection and announcement of winners: end of March 2017
  • Execution of the project in Lucerne: during the period from 11 August to 10 September 201

Lucerne Festival :  For more than 75 years Lucerne Festival has ranked as one of the leading classical music festivals throughout the world. Virtuoso musicians, famous conductors, and outstanding composers join together three times throughout the year to celebrate a festival of music: at the Easter, summer, and (in fall) Piano Festivals. Some 110,000 guests make their way to Lucerne each year to enjoy these concerts. In the summer, Lucerne Festival presents an extraordinarily rich and full program encompassing more than 100 events.

Hirschmattstrasse 13
CH-6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 226 44 00

Kunstmuseum Luzern  : Since the 1970s the Kunstmuseum Luzern has cultivated the avant-garde tradition. With great interest and an ambitious program of changing exhibitions, as well as a newly arranged presentation of its collection of Swiss art each year, the Kunstmuseum Luzern has made an international mark. An exhibition space of 2,200 m2 allows for some 50,000 visitors each year to make surprising discoveries and connections across the history of art.

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Festivals. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, In-Kind Benefit, and Stipend.

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