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.
The Académie des sciences is celebrating its 350th anniversary. It is dedicated to the development of the sciences and provides scientific advice to government bodies. Independent and enduring, and placed under the protection of the President of the French Republic, the Académie des sciences is one of the five academies sitting within the Institut de France.
A.R.T.S. (Art. Research. Technology. Science.) is an association in Clermont-Ferrand of artists, scientists, academics… who reflect on the relationship between art, science, and technology and whose works combine these different areas.
The Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne is a cultural actor at the forefront of the scene in Clermont-Ferrand.
The Coach Gallery of the Palace of Versailles, a real treasure, has just reopened its doors in the King’s Great Stables built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1679 and 1682.
The Chœur Régional d’Auvergne, which will soon celebrate its 15 years of existence, was conceived when it was created as a “tool to the service of chorale art in Auvergne”.
The Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, the only theatre in Auvergne having received the “scène nationale” (national stage) designation by the Ministry of Culture, plays a central role in promoting art and culture.
Symbol of French culture and influence, the Comédie-Française, founded by Louis XIV in 1680, chose Molière as its leader, even though he had died seven years before its creation.
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.
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
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.
For fifteen years, the École Supérieure d’Art of Clermont Métropole has been working on landscape. Students are encouraged to question the notions of territory and landscape.
The Michelin Corporate Foundation is an official partner of France’s bid to host the 2025 World Expo. With an expected 45 million visitors, the exhibition will be organized around three poles: the “Global Village” hub in the Ile-de-France region, “Thematic Forums” in the major cities of France and a catalog of “Detours and Byways” through France.
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.
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
The Fondation du patrimoine was established to enhance local heritage sites which were in danger of falling into ruin or disappearing. The organization assists in the identification of sites and brings its support to conservation and improvement projects.
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.
An interview with Jean-Charles Vergne, FRAC Auvergne Manager, January 16th, 2017
Created in 1997, the association called Il Faut Aller Voir (you have to go see) brings together people who are passionate about travel and very keen on discovering other horizons and other cultures in the spirit of independence, far from beaten paths of traditional tourism.
Insula orchestra, founded in 2012 by Laurence Equilbey, performs at major French and European venues.
In 2017, the orchestra moved to La Seine Musicale on the Île Seguin in Boulogne-Billancourt.
Insula orchestra has a dual role in the Auditorium of La Seine Musicale: on the one hand, the orchestra is in residence at the Auditorium and, as such, plays its home productions; on the other hand, it invites various artists to perform at La Seine Musicale.
The Michelin Corporate Foundation puts its weight behind the European Heritage Days, a major architectural event not to be missed by lovers of culture and Europe.
Since 1981, the Orchestre d’Auvergne enlivens the musical life of its region, but it is also renowned in France for its chamber music training. It performs regularly at major festivals
With more than 30 years of experience to its credit, the orchestra now wants to infuse fresh energy into its activities.
The association “Sauve qui peut le Court Métrage” organises every year an international festival in Clermont-Ferrand. This event is recognised as the most important international platform for showcasing short films.
From its inception, the Michelin Corporate Foundation has been committed to promoting the sciences. To this end, it is contributing to the endowment of Universcience Partenaires which was founded to promote a culture of science, technology and environmental awareness among young people and the general public.
London-based museum V&A, is the world’s greatest museum of art, design and performance and is one of the largest museums in Europe. This year they are expanding their footprint by opening their first museum outside of London – V&A Dundee.