Culture and heritage are pillars for the construction and development of each community. Both an inheritance from former generations and a legacy to future ones, cultural heritage constitutes a common property resource which creates an essential link at the heart of societies.
The Michelin Corporate Foundation is very engaged in the life of territories where the Group is implanted, and supports cultural creation and contributes to the preservation of local heritage.
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Since March 2000, the Coopérative de Mai, the current music venue in Clermont-Ferrand, has accompanied the profound transformation of the city thanks to its two concert halls and its Pépinière.
Bolstered by the bonds that they have developed through assistance with studies, the Foundation and the École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole have carried out several projects together.
Firmly implanted in its territory through multiple activities with recurrent partners (Politique de la ville, FRAC Auvergne, Comédie Scène Nationale, Festival du Court-Métrage, etc.), the École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole (ESACM) belongs to the art schools association of Rhône-Alpes Auvergne (ADERA) and to the national network of 36 French graduate art schools.
For fifteen years, the École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole has been working on landscape. Students are encouraged to question the notions of territory and landscape.
Founded in 1966 at the initiative of Hungarian pianist Georges Cziffra, the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu (Haute-Loire), has progressively become one of the most important summer gatherings of the French music scene.
With the backing of the Michelin Corporate Foundation, the Clermont-Ferrand Metroplitan
Art School (ESACM) is conducting an innovative cultural project to mark the planned demolition of the emblematic Muraille housing development.
Recognised as a private non-profit foundation by the law of 2 July 1996, the Fondation du Patrimoine has become a necessary actor in saving the heritage related to construction, automobiles, natural sites, and the transfer of traditional know-how.
The Fonds Régional pour l’Art Contemporain Auvergne (FRAC Auvergne) was created in 1985 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and of the Conseil Régional (Regional Council) of Auvergne. It has been given four principal missions: