Mentor + Protégé Arts Weekend


Mexico City
New York




The biennial Arts Weekend is the culmination of over a year of craft, study, and mentorship. Partnering rising stars with legends in the fields of architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts, the Mentor + Protégé program culminates in a multi-day celebration of art and culture in cities around the globe.

The newest cycle of Mentors includes Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón, legendary architect Sir David Chipperfield, American composer Philip Glass, video and performance artist Joan Jonas, playwright, actor, and director Robert Lepage, internationally renowned author Mia Couto, and trailblazing choreographer Ohad Naharin.


Mentors + Protégés in Mexico City

The most recent cycle, presented in the heart of Mexico City's Polanco District saw works from Academy Award-winning director Alejandro Iñárritu, acclaimed architect Peter Zumthor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson, theatre legend Jennifer Tipton, and more. The weekend featured over a dozen live performances from both Mentors and Protégés in seven different venues

films courtesy of our friends at Proudfoot.




Highlights from Venice

Mentors including poet, author, and activist Margaret Atwood, Brazilian virtuoso Gilberto Gil, award-winning choreographer Lin Hwai-min, and others gathered at Venice's historic La Fenice opera house for a finale celebration befitting the profound cultural achievements of the sixth cycle of Rolex's eponymous Arts Weekend.

films courtesy of Proudfoot.