Why commit oneself to the Beaux-Arts de Paris?

As an institution with an illustrious past, a true talent laboratory that has seen the emergence of great artists of yesterday and today (Matisse, César, Raphaël Zarka ….), installed in the heart of Paris in an architectural ensemble covering two hectares, with a concentration of styles spanning the 17th to 20th centuries, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts benefits from a budget allowing it to accomplish its fundamental educational missions and to ensure the daily functioning of the site.

However, it does not have sufficient means to unveil the ambitious and complete programme one might expect from an establishment so symbolic of the richness of France. To do this, the Ecole seeks to associate sponsors and partners essentially in three sectors: teaching and research, exhibitions and events, buildings and the heritage collections. In total an objective of an additional 1 to 2 million euros to be raised each year, in a total budget of 10 million euros.

The projects developed are accessible to all – company, foundation, major donor or individual – who wish to support an institution renowed as a breeding ground for inventors and innovators, of free and original spirits.

Tax benefits

Donations can be made in the form of money, in-kind or in skills, and give right to a tax reduction, in conformity with the law on sponsorshop of 1 August 2003:

-for companies, a reduction in the tax on businesses of 60% of the amount of the donation, within the limit of  0.5% of turnover before tax. In the eventuality of exceeding these limits, the excess can be carried over for five years.

-for individuals, reduction in income tax of 66% of the amount given up to a limit of 20% of taxable income.

Personalised benefits

In associating themselves over the long term with the life of the establishment, individuals and companies join the circle of privileged relations of the Ecole and as such receive regular information (newsletters, programmes, invitations to private views and events…).

Improve one’s image: sponsorship will be mentioned in all the communication concerning the projects supported, communication tools, publications and permanent or long-term mention in the case of the renovation of rooms or buildings; the sponsor benefits from a privileged welcome during major events in the programme (exhibition private views, lectures, conferences and special workshops, prize givings, open days...).

In the organisation of its public relations and internal communication, the company can privatise prestigious spaces (Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, Cour Vitrée, rooms in the Palais des Beaux-Arts…), for professional events or public relations; it has access in restricted visits behind the scenes in the Ecole.

To put forward proposals for the content of certain programmes or calls for submissions: work in common around certain works or certain artists, setting up or participation in workshops, help with attributing internships or jobs and the organisation of submissions for creative projects destined for students are all potential means of closer collaboration.

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Founded in 2007, the association of the Friends of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, regulated by the law of 1901, is intended to contribute to the actitivities and promotion of the Ecole, one of Paris’s oldest institutions. The Friends of the Beaux-Arts de Paris offers to help this institution in all its missions and events: exhibitions, conferences, teaching... notably in encouraging young creation, in sponsoring students and following their development and professional integration, in contributing to their discovery by the public and in helping the public discover them.

Through the award of five annual prizes, the Friends of the Beaux-Arts supports in particular the work of students in the third and fifth years: Thaddaeus Ropac Prize (€5,000), Agnès b Prize (€4,000), Aurige Finance Prize (€4,000), Fondation Jean-François and Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Prize (€3,000), Bertrand de Demandols Dedons Portrait Prize (€4,000). Prizegiving takes place each year during the school’s Open Studios, the shortlisted and prize-winning artists being exhibited in the Ecole’s exhibition galleries reserved for students within the Palais des Etudes (from 3 to 5 July in 2014).

They also accompany the career of young graduates after they have left the Ecole, through a grant (€10,000) created in 2013 to help produce a work, an exhibition or a publication, doubled in 2014 by a second Diane de Polignac grant of €10,000, intended to support the project of an artist who has left the school within the past five year.

In the same rationale, since 2013 the Friends have been associated with the Belvedere, a new exhibition space inside the Palais des Beaux-Arts (the exhibition galleries situated on quai Malaquais) dedicated to the Ecole’s students and graduates. Within this framework, the Friends support certain artistic projects, sometimes conceived especially for the space. Creations and installations by Jean-Baptiste Lenglet, Florian Fouché and the None Futbol Club collective were thus financed and presented in 2013/2014 as part of the “Angel of History” and “Cookbook” exhibitions. 

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Created in 2005 and composed of particularly dedicated members, the association of the  Cabinet of Connoisseurs of Drawing of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts is intended to enrich the drawing collection, and also participate in the promotion of its activities, through help with purchases, exhibitions and publications. 

A dynamic acquisition policy has been carried out for several years, making it possible to diversify and complete this collection of 20,000 drawings, second in France only to that of the Louvre in both quality and quantity. Furthermore, support is given to the exhibitions and publications it engenders.

Since 2013, each year the association has awarded the Prize of the Cabinet des Amateurs de Dessins de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts (€2,500) to a student in the fifth or sixth year at the Ecole and enabling the entry of one or more of their works into the collection (Mathieu Bonardet in June 2013).

Above all, for the past five years, the association has been engaged, alongside the Ecole, in an educational programme of initiation in drawing destined for middle and high-school pupils in the Ile-de-France, who are geographically and socially cut off from culture. Within the framework of the “History of the Arts at School” programme, an iniative has been undertaken in partnership with the state education and the Créteil and Versailles academies, making it possible to receive around 500 school pupils a year, from a dozen classees. Three or four times a year, scientists receive these pupils to make them aware of the techniques, history and styles of drawing. For many of them, this discovery of places and intellectual and sensory exchange is a true revelation. Numerous private partners, the Fondation RATP, the RATP, in the past the Caisse des dépôts et Consignations and more recently the Fondation EDF and Fondation France Télévisions, have enthusiastically rallied round this programme, which is expensive because it is highly invidualised but extremely valuable.

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