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Promoting access to culture to as many people as possible

In addition to its support to artistic creation, the Foundation promotes access to culture and arts practice to as many people as possible, and young people in particular.

Last update: 9 July 2024

Previews for young adults at the Opera

In 2004, the Foundation became one of the key patrons of the Paris Opera as we strive for our support to institutions to enable to practice an attractive pricing policy to young people.

This is an example of how the Foundation’s support promotes diversity, inclusion and youth – on stage and in the audience. Our action was reinforced in 2015 with the creation of access to previews performances at €10 for people under the age of 28.

Encouraging art practice

Dream Up

In 2015, just after celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Foundation launched “Dream Up”, an international education programme for children from underprivileged backgrounds that promotes art practice.

Managed by the Foundation and also implemented through the patronage of BNP Paribas Group, “Dream Up” enables children to practice various disciplines, including music, singing, theatre, dance, the visual arts, and others.

Since its creation, 55,000 children have benefited from this programme in 29 countries.

Transmission of culture

Drawing on its experience with “Dream Up”, the Foundation has chosen to consolidate its Access to culture priority through the following initiatives:

Following a substantial BNP Paribas Group effort with exceptional donations, the Foundation is supporting news initiatives for the transmission of culture, such as:

  • The Wizz (Women in Jazz) programme by the Jazz sous les pommiers Festival in Coutances
  • the Propulsion programme managed by the Tangram Company
  • The Marseille branch of the École Nationale Supérieure Film School CinéFabrique
  • The Marseille branch of the film school Kourtajmé
  • Un pas vers la jeunesse, a project of Maison de la danse de Lyon
  • The Lyon branch of Elan, the school of equal opportunities for dance, created by the Centre National de la danse (French National Dance Centre)
  • The Divertimento symphonic orchestra
  • And the Delphine Levy Chair of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne’s Foundation

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