Support for musically Talented Students
Support for Musically Talented Students is a new project that loosely follows on from the Education Support project established by the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 in 1999. During its 15 years of existence that project of the VIZE 97 Foundation supported a total of 119 students, who received grants totalling 4,547,000 crowns. As part of the project the Foundation also awarded the “Recognition for the Philosophy of Education and for the Renewal of University Ideas” prize seven times
The new project was initiated by the VIZE 97 Foundation in April 2019, when it set out the conditions for applications.
The project is aimed solely at the cultural sphere and its goal is to support musically talented students from the ages of 14 to 26 who are socially disadvantaged and have permanent residence in the Czech Republic, and help them develop their talent.
Assistance with the demanding task of assessing their talent and selecting the finalists was rendered by a long-term associate of the Foundation and former recipient of an education grant Mr Ondřej Lébr, who is now a successful musician and music teacher and fosters interest in music among the younger generation.
Diplomas for the successful applicants were created by the renowned artist Jiří Plieštik, and they were formally presented to the students by Mrs Dagmar Havlová at a gathering attended by Mr Ondřej Lébr and Dr Gerhardt Bubník, whose sponsorship gift enabled the project to come into being.
Financial support in 2023 in the total value of CZK 200,000 was awarded to six scholarship holders: exceptionally gifted guitarist Adéla Rút Kodešová, violinist with great potential Kajetán Karták, talented student of classical singing Anna Dostálová, excellent flute player Adéla Švomová and promising singers Lucie and Veronika Sokolovy .
Student Support Timeline:
In 2019, 7 applicants applied for the selection process and met the conditions.
The VIZE 97 Foundation supported 3 students with a total amount of CZK 141,000.
In 2020, 8 applicants applied and met the conditions for the selection process.
The VIZE 97 Foundation supported 5 students with a total amount of CZK 170,000.
In 2021, 13 applicants applied and met the conditions for the selection process.
The VIZE 97 Foundation supported 5 students with a total amount of CZK 150,000.
12 applicants applied for the selection process in 2022 and met the conditions.
The VIZE 97 Foundation supported 6 students with a total amount of CZK 200,000.
It is a cross-cutting project concerning the social, cultural and educational fields.