About the Foundation

The Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung is a non-profit foundation based in Munich. Its purpose is the furtherance of art and culture, primarily via our own program of exhibitions and concerts.

The foundation actively and independently develops its own agenda. We collaborate with regional, national, and international partners. Funding projects are nominated and selected by the foundation itself. Please note that we do not accept funding applications.

Our Areas of Endeavor

  • With an exhibition profile encompassing graphic art and drawings, the Kunstfoyer is synonymous with intercultural dialog. Our success derives from working together with a large number of institutions. At the same time, every exhibition sets its own accents. Retrospectives provide deeper insights into the oeuvre of an individual artist or the mood of an epoch.
  • With our contemporary concert program we highlight the exceptional in Munich’s music landscape. Always keen on contemporary sounds, links to other art forms, and current social discourse, our concerts and discussions continuously seek to encourage listening and observing in a new way.
  • Our funding projects embrace the areas of new music, the promotion of young musicians, and cultural education.
  • Our longstanding grants also include the prizes awarded by the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, such as the Bayerischer Museumspreis and the Giesinger Kulturpreis.


Foundation Council


Dr. Frank Walthes, Chairman of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung
Helmut Späth, Board member of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung
Franz Kränzler, Board member of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung


Administration
 

Isabel Siben

Isabel Siben,
Director and Business Manager of the Kunstfoyer

Isabel Siben has curated the exhibition program at the Kunstfoyer since 2004. She is a member of ICOM (Int’l Council of Museums), DGPh (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photo­graphie) and the BJV (Bayerischer Journalisten-Verband). Isabel Siben is an alumna of Ludwig Maximilian University, where she studied art history and German language and literature, as well the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where she studied art.

 
+49 89 / 2160 - 6615
isabel.siben[at]vkb.de

Barbara Soldner

Barbara Schulte (née Soldner),
Business Manager for Culture & Funding Projects

Barbara Schulte is responsible for the foundation’s concert program and is in charge of projects in the areas of new music, the promotion of young musicians, and cultural education. She studied cultural sciences and applied aesthetics in Hildesheim und Bologna and is a certified foundation manager (DSA).



 
 
+49 089 / 2160 - 2667
barbara.schulte[at]vkb.de