22, October 2013

Kaija Saariaho is the 2014-15 music mentor of the Rolex Arts Initiative

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative announced the seven celebrated artists, working around the globe, who will mentor seven young artists in 2014-2015.

Kaija Saariaho (music), Olafur Eliasson (visual arts), Alejandro González Iñárritu (film), Michael Ondaatje (literature), Alexei Ratmansky (dance), Jennifer Tipton (theatre) and Peter Zumthor (architecture) will each spend a year, from mid-2014, mentoring a young talent, with logistical and financial support from Rolex. Each mentor will choose a protégé early in 2014, after seven panels of arts specialists complete a worldwide search for some of the world’s most talented young artists and present their recommended candidates to the mentors.

The names of the new mentors were announced at a special event in Venice on 21 October celebrating the success of the 2012-2013 cycle of the Rolex Arts Initiative.