Guidelines for Funding
Reference to the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is delighted to support your project. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is a private charitable foundation headquartered in Switzerland. It is named after its founder Ernst von Siemens. We urge you to note that the support provided is not promotion from Siemens AG. Siemens AG set up a foundation in 2009 called the Siemens Stiftung which, amongst other things, is also active in the field of arts and music. To avoid confusions please always ensure correct mention is made of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation (also see the Reference section).
If your project is to be funded you will receive a funding agreement. The allocated funds are project-specific and to be used, in accordance with the funding agreement, solely for the approved project or sub-project. The Grant Recipient shall be entitled to the grant-in-aid once the supported project is announced publicly. 80% of the funding is transferred to the account stated in the application by no later than 30 days after the meeting of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Board held in May or June. With projects spanning several years each annual, pro rata allocated sum for the funding shall be due for payment by June 30th at the latest. The remaining 20% shall be paid out once the project report has been checked. The Foundation checks submitted project reports within four weeks.
Acknowledgement of Receipt
Within 10 days of the funding being credited to your account you are required to send us an acknowledgement of receipt. You can find the form on our homepage. Please fill out this form on the computer and send the original to us complete with your valid signature. Unfortunately, we cannot accept: forms filled in by hand / forms not complete with a valid signature / faxes or copies.
The promotion project is given a project number that you must refer to in any correspondence. You will find the project number in the approval letter and in the funding agreement.
Any content-related changes, rescheduling, changes to parties or cooperation partners involved, budget changes etc. must be arranged with us under all circumstances. Please inform us as swiftly as possible about planned changes as alterations will lead to a loss of entitlement to the approved funding. The funding can only be honored if the foundation gives its renewed written consent. It is also relevant to notify us of any changes as we refer to and update such details about your project on our website.
As laid down in the Terms for Funding Projects, please make reference to the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s support in all project-related media (print media, electronic media etc.). As a matter of principle, reference to the Foundation and positioning of the logo must be undertaken in such a way as to make it clear what project / part-project is being funded. Mention on a general sponsors or logos page shall not suffice here. All project-related media must be cleared by the Foundation in advance.
Mention in the event of general project support:
“With the friendly support of [logo]”
Mention of fully supported composition commissions:
- In project-related media: “Commissioned by (name of the institution of the Grant Recipient) funded by [Logo of the Foundation].”
- In scores: “Commissioned by (name of the institution of the Grant Recipient) funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.”
Mention in partially supported composition commissions:
- In project-related media: “Commissioned by (name of the institution of the Grant Recipient), with the support of [logo of the Foundation].”
- In scores: Commissioned by (name of the institution of the Grant Recipient), with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.”
In the event of partial or full support of composition commissions the Grant Recipient shall undertake to send back to the Foundation a document stipulating a reference be made to the support in the score signed by the composer along with the signed copy of the Agreement.
In the event of coproductions and cooperations with other organizers these must also undertake to make reference to the sponsorship in the manner stated above.
Please submit all project-related media to us by email beforehand for clearance. Please note that two working days are needed between submission and printing date. Please also submit to us your press releases for clearance and also mention the promotion here. A written reference to the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation shall suffice.
Please send us a reference copy of any relevant printed material.
Our logo can be downloaded here.
Please send us unsolicited a non-copyrighted photo of your project for our website.
If your project is to be funded over several years or if it is not yet being held in the year the funding is paid please submit an unsolicited, half-yearly written interim report. Unless otherwise stated in your grants-in-aid agreement, submission dates are in each case the end of April and the end of October. The second installment of the annual grant-in-aid can only be paid out once the October interim report has been checked.
Final Report/Statement of Expenditure/Reference Copies
By no later than three months after conclusion of the project please submit a written report on how the project went without the need for a reminder. All relevant points are listed in the checklist for preparing a final report on our homepage.
For correspondence by post please use that address:
Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Jennifer Beigel / Isabel Berkenbrink