The YOUNG ARTISTS FOUNDATION takes a holistic approach to its support. This includes building the artist’s career, counseling on the artist’s external image and individualized additional services.

YAF advises on the choice of repertoire, facilitate contact with orchestras, conductors and presenters, oversee the production of audio/video footage and promotion material, coordinate training in business etiquette and contract consulting, and offer support with the organization of instrument loans.

Using an Artist Development Sheet, the current situation of every fellow will be analyzed, subsequently defining short-term and long-term goals and the resulting strategy. Thereupon, specific measures including a time-line and an estimate of costs will be agreed upon. The implementation of the goals will be evaluated annually.

YAF takes on not only the role of a mentor, but is responsible for the organization, implementation and evaluation of all measures designed to support the fellows.