Composer Ursula Mamlok (1923 – 2016) mandated the creation of a charitable trust – the Dwight und Ursula Mamlok-Stiftung (The Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation) during her own lifetime and likewise designated the Foundation’s Charter.
The Foundation was formally established following her death, with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and operational base in Berlin.
The Foundation’s aims center on the promotion of music and literature. Its purpose is to support and maintain the place of Ursula Mamlok’s oeuvre in concert performance repertoire and to benefit and encourage, through the award of an annual prize and the distribution of grants, those musicians who have made a notable contribution to the development of modern music and have raised the profile of Ursula Mamlok’s works. In addition, the Foundation aims to promote the study of the body of literature produced by her husband, Dwight Mamlok, and to support its publication.
The publication of dissertations which fall within the scope of the Foundation’s aims is likewise supported.
The Dwight und Ursula Mamlok Archive is open to the public in co-operation with the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts), Berlin.