Deutsche Bank – Responsibility

Promoting contemporary artists

Whether it is record visitor attendance at exhibitions or the launch of new galleries and art trade fairs, the trend is clear: Interest in contemporary art is steadily rising. Yet those who wish to become artists or musicians are driven by a deep creative passion. Especially in their early years, they require various support to establish their own position.


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At a glance

Projects and initiatives

Giving artists creative space and supporting a creative art scene enabling an interdisciplinary exchange and helping them become independent is the goal of our initiatives and programs.

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What do we aim to achieve?

  • Giving artists creative space – and supporting a creative art scene
  • Enabling an interdisciplinary exchange among artists and musicians and helping them become independent
  • Promoting contemporary artists from different cultural circles

What is our approach?

Our support of young visual artists and musicians has four aspects:

  • We give scholarships to artists to ensure their financial independence to work on a project for a period of time.
  • We present awards such as the “Artist of the Year” or the “Views” art prize in Poland to give young artists a promotional platform.
  • We promote practical collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange with programs such as Academy Opera Today.

Our achievements:

  • Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises: More than 150 artists from different disciplines were assisted in launching their own companies after completing their studies.
  • Supporting the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy: Since its launch, the support program has trained 600 musicians for a career in a professional orchestra.
  • The unique Academy Opera Today, enabled by the Deutsche Bank Foundation, continuously promotes the interdisciplinary artistic exchange among aspiring opera professionals. Over the past years, some 200 scholar recipients and alumni have formed a lively network and developed a vivid artistic collaboration.
  • Support for the artists’ quarters Villa Romana in Florence since 1929.

Learn more about our engagement

Artist of the Year

Artist of the Year

Like the corporate collection, the "Artist of the Year" award is dedicated to contemporary art. The award is about communicating new and exciting positions to the general public and promoting promising international artists. more
Art works

Art works

Deutsche Bank opens up the world of contemporary art to the public through its own substantial collection, its exhibitions, and its joint projects with partners. Around the world. For thirty years. more

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