Music and culture

Promoting music and the performing arts.

Increasing numbers of philanthropists and music lovers are contacting the King Baudouin Foundation. Whether their wish is to support young musicians or talented artisans, or to contribute to the restoration of musical instruments, we help them to set up their culture or music project, in partnership with others in the sector.

Our activities

  • facilitating philanthropy and providing support for those currently in the cultural sector
  • providing support for talented young musicians and music schools
  • and acquiring musical instruments of historical value and contributing to restoring and promoting them.

Music and culture is part of the programme Heritage and culture

More information on


Moataz Alqaissy

Marianne Van Vyve Prize 2021

Marianne Van Vyve Prize (2021) for the graduation project of Moataz Alqaissy

Funds and philanthropic tools

Van Gestel (FBN Van Gestel Fund)

Where rising young musicians and outstanding contemporary violin and bow makers link up.

Friends of Young Belgian Strings Fund

Philanthropists support projects of the Young Belgian Strings association, a string orchestra of talented youngsters who want to gain experience as an orchestral musician.