The Foundation actively supports the “Friends of the Fine Arts” in Paris. Founded in 2007, the Friends of Fine Arts in Paris, governed by the law of 1901, aims to support the activities and influence of one of the oldest institutions in Paris, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.
Friends of the Fine Arts in Paris offers help to institutions via all its missions and events: exhibitions, conferences, lectures, teaching … efforts include encouraging young designers, sponsoring students, following their careers and employability, contributing to their discovery by the public and finally, enlightening them on one of the most prestigious observatories engaged with issues of contemporary creation. Moreover, friends of Fine Arts in Paris have heart Collections and important architectural heritage of the school that will be to raise awareness, enhance and restore.
Since 2008, and for the second consecutive year, Friends of the Fine Arts of Paris has awarded prizes to students of the school, supported by a few personalities from the world of arts and culture: Thaddaeus Ropac, Jean-François & Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Bernar Venet and Agnès B.
Through this award, the association aims to highlight the work of students in their 3rd, 4th and 5th year, either during the annual awards ceremony, or during the weekend open doors of the school by helping them to exhibit their work in France or abroad.
The association also aims to help students win in the world outside of school by helping them in their search for a studio or gallery, the creation of their portfolios and responding to offers. By featuring a brochure of their works, they are offered encouragement and real support that will enable them to enhance their works and communicate with the very art professionals who will later become their contemporaries.