Regional culture projects are close to our heart
FUCHS PETROLUB SE sponsors projects promoting cultural diversity, particularly in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.
FUCHS PETROLUB SE sponsors "Enjoy Jazz", an international jazz festival featuring the most diverse top acts with a focus on jazz but also on crossing over to classical, pop, rock, hip-hop or electro. In the most popular concert halls in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, Enjoy Jazz offers concerts, master classes, matinees, lectures, movie events, parties and exciting projects all with jazz as the focus. Enjoy Jazz has evolved into an indispensable festival for the Rhine/Neckar region and is now established as one of the most significant jazz festivals in the world.
FUCHS PETROLUB SE has been supporting the "Heidelberger Frühling" festival for several years now. The outstanding artists attract people from all over the world to Heidelberg and inspire the audience every year with their unique program. In addition to concerts, there are also courses and workshops, dance performances, discussions, lectures and artist talks.
Internationale Musiktage Dom zu Speyer
For more than three decades the series of events of the "Internationale Musiktage Dom zu Speyer" has been taking place. Classical and symphonic concerts, chamber music and sacred music with top-class international ensembles and interpreters delight the audience in the unique atmosphere of the Speyer Cathedral. It is the largest Romanesque church in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. FUCHS PETROLUB SE supports the Internationale Musiktage Dom zu Speyer and thus promotes the musical culture of the region.
For more than 100 years, the "Kunsthalle Mannheim" has aroused understanding and enthusiasm for art. As early as 1909, the founding director Fritz Wichert positioned the hall of art as an open house of encounter and created a modern "hall of art for all". The Kunsthalle Mannheim is one of the most renowned collections of German and international art. In addition to regular special exhibitions, guided tours are offered and lectures and workshops are held. In June 2018, the Kunsthalle was reopened with its new building. The building is regarded as the largest new building of a German art museum. FUCHS PETROLUB SE has been supporting the work of the Kunsthalle in many ways for several years now.
FUCHS PETROLUB SE sponsors the "Kurpfälzische Kammerorchester" that was once formed as the “Prince Elector Carl Theodor’s Orchestra of the Court”. In the 60 years of its existence the orchestra has developed into a firmly rooted cultural link for the people in the metropolitan region. Furthermore, the orchestra serves as a musical ambassador beyond state borders and has acquired a distinctive reputation as a professional ensemble.
The FUCHS PETROLUB SE supports the "Mannheimer Philharmoniker" in financing the musicians' places in the orchestra and thus makes a decisive contribution to the promotion of young talents. The orchestra was founded in 2009 by Boian Videnoff and quickly gained the attention of the international music scene through prominent concert series and tours through Europe, Russia and Asia. The ensemble is regarded as an international talent factory for musicians and enables outstanding young musicians to enter their professional careers.
On 1 March 2018, the Mannheim City Archives - Institute for City History became the MARCHIVUM. The city archive was founded in 1907 by Mannheim's first city archivist Friedrich Walter. Early on, not only the classical task of archiving was pursued, but also the history of the city was actively researched and communicated. FUCHS was founded in 1931 as a family business in the industrial city of Mannheim and, by promoting the MARCHIVUM, contributes to conveying the historical heritage of the city to the present day.
FUCHS PETROLUB SE sponsors special events of the Nationaltheater Mannheim which enjoy large popularity within the Rhine/Neckar metropolitan region and beyond. Currently, FUCHS is the proud sponsor of the MANNHEIMER SOMMER and supports the performance LAMENTO.
At the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, the best musicians and ensembles of our time inspire the audience every year. The historic concert halls, the court theatre and the extensive park give the festival its unique ambience. Since 1952, the four-week festival has been held annually in April and May on behalf of SWR, the city of Schwetzingen and the Rhine-Neckar district. All concerts and productions are recorded by SWR and broadcast worldwide as part of the international programme exchange with around 550 programmes. FUCHS PETROLUB SE has been supporting this cultural event, which has become a tradition, for several years now.
Fostered by FUCHS PETROLUB SE, the Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, a cooperation of the City of Mannheim and companies of the city’s industry, was founded in 2001. Ever since, Mannheim has presented itself successfully as a city of science with a high quality of life. A vast choice of cultural events and renowned scientific institutions and research institutes offer both entertainment for the population and optimal conditions for the growth of aspiring young professionals. As associated partner and one of the three companies on the supervisory board of Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, FUCHS PETROLUB has assumed a special responsibility of contributing to the successful development of Mannheim.