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
Isabella Pfaller, Board member of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung
Franz Kränzler, Board member of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung
Wolfgang Reif, Board member of the Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung


Isabel Siben

Isabel Siben,
Administration / Director 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

Verena Metzger

Verena Metzger,
Geschäftsführung & Konzertdirektion

Verena Metzger 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 piano at the conservatories of Freiburg and Rostock and completed her studies in Munich with an M.A. in music and cultural management.
089 / 2160 - 2667

Salome Ryser

Salome Ryser,
Volontärin im Bereich Konzerte und Kulturprojekte

Salome Ryser is a volunteer in the area of concerts and cultural projects. She studied musicology and violoncello at the Folkwang UdK Essen and baroque violoncello and viola da gamba at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich.  
089 / 2160 - 8521

Barbara Soldner

Barbara Schulte,
Administration / Cultural Projects & Concerts
(on maternity leave)