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The Siemens Arts Program provides a creative platform for company projects in the arts and culture. Our focus is on the visual arts, music and cultural education.
Arts and culture are a vital driving force for exploring identity, creativity and self-reflection. The Siemens Arts Program builds bridges between disciplines, enabling the company to discover new ways of thinking through new experiences. As a creative department within Siemens AG, we see our role as that of mediator between the worlds of art and business. In an open and impartial way, we engage with future challenges from an artistic and cultural perspective so that we can actively shape transformation and change in line with our corporate values.
The Siemens Arts Program does this by creating innovative projects with prominent individuals and institutions from the arts and culture scene. The aim is to encourage collaboration - both personal and thematic, involving creative actors, artistic excellence, and innovative institutions - with our company. The opportunity to participate in the creative process is a key criterion for project selection and management in the Siemens Arts Program. Our aim here is to unleash a powerful inspirational force. Our projects also have a broad relevance and serve as a model within the company.
Music, Visual Arts and Cultural Education
The freedom of the arts and sciences is one of the cornerstones of democratic societies. As an innovative company committed to progress and innovation, we consider it our natural duty to protect and nurture this freedom.
In 1987, Siemens AG launched the “Siemens Kulturprogram” (Siemens Cultural Program) with the aim of developing a specific cultural program for the company. Starting from internal cultural activities, it developed into a well-known and versatile international program for the promotion of contemporary art and culture in the early 1990s. This company-owned cultural institution implemented initiatives on its own initiative in addition to traditional sponsoring.
In 2015, the Siemens Arts Program returned to the company under the artistic direction of Prof. Dr. Stephan Frucht, after being transferred at first to the Siemens Stiftung in 2008.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Frucht
Artistic Director Siemens Arts Program
Senior Vice President Culture and Sponsoring
Organization & Projects
The Siemens Arts Program has a delivery role and does not consider applications for funding from third parties. Engagement with arts and culture is through its own projects and interdisciplinary partnerships. Starting a corporate collection in the conventional sense is not a stated aim of the Siemens Arts Program.
Siemens Arts Program