We regard arts and culture as a crucial key to mutual understanding in a society. Particularly in times of tremendous change, artistic work sharpens our perception of social trends and provides a clearer sense of how we relate to one another. To unlock this potential, we initiate academies, events and platforms in the areas of music and performing arts that foster a debate on social cohesion. Cross-border dialogue and knowledge transfer initiatives create structures for artists where cultural work can develop freely. Uniquely inspiring artistic works emerge, allowing for a new perspective on our present times.