Heritage and the arts

Heritage and the arts

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.

Projects

Académie des sciences : Events to mark the Academy’s 350th anniversary
Académie des sciences

Académie des sciences : Events to mark the Academy’s 350th anniversary

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.

"Transformation": a sculpture on team spirit and sport

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.

Lyrical seasons
Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne

Lyrical seasons

The Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne is a cultural actor at the forefront of the scene in Clermont-Ferrand.

Restoration of the galerie des Carrosses
Château de Versailles

Restoration of the galerie des Carrosses

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.

Chorale season
Chœur Régional d'Auvergne

Chorale season

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”.

Cultural seasons of the Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand
Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand

Cultural seasons of the Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand

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.

Theatre seasons
Comédie-Française

Theatre seasons

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.

Cultural seasons
Coopérative de Mai

Cultural seasons

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.

Educational grants
École Supérieure d'Art de Clermont Métropole

Educational grants

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

Artistic projects
École Supérieure d'Art de Clermont Métropole

Artistic projects

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.

Memory of a photographic mission:
École Supérieure d'Art de Clermont Métropole

Memory of a photographic mission: "The Four Seasons"

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.

ExpoFrance2025 : France’s bid for the 2025 World Expo
ExpoFrance 2025

ExpoFrance2025 : France’s bid for the 2025 World Expo

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.

Annual editions of the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu
Festival de La Chaise-Dieu

Annual editions of the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu

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.

Restoration of the Auvergne heritage
Fondation du Patrimoine

Restoration of the Auvergne heritage

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

Fondation du patrimoine : La Chaise-Dieu enhancement project
Fondation du patrimoine

Fondation du patrimoine : La Chaise-Dieu enhancement project

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.

Contemporary cultural activities
FRAC Auvergne

Contemporary cultural activities

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.

FRAC Auvergne: Inauguration of the Pierre Gonnord exhibition
FRAC Auvergne

FRAC Auvergne: Inauguration of the Pierre Gonnord exhibition

An interview with Jean-Charles Vergne, FRAC Auvergne Manager, January 16th, 2017

Le Rendez-Vous du Carnet de Voyage
Il Faut Aller Voir

Le Rendez-Vous du Carnet de Voyage

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.

European Heritage Month
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

European Heritage Month

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.

Orchestral seasons
Orchestre d'Auvergne

Orchestral seasons

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

Artistic project of the Orchestra
Orchestre Symphonique des Dômes

Artistic project of the Orchestra

With more than 30 years of experience to its credit, the orchestra now wants to infuse fresh energy into its activities.

International short film Festival
Sauve qui peut le court métrage

International short film Festival

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.

Universcience Partenaires : Promoting science and technology to children and the general public
Universcience Partenaires

Universcience Partenaires : Promoting science and technology to children and the general public

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.

“Picasso and Motherhood” exhibition

Organization of cultural events in Aix-en-Provence

Performance on 8 May 2015 about the Companions of the Liberation

Collaboration on a book, "La Grâce d'une Cathédrale", published by Nuées Bleues

European corporate foundations event on December 5th and 6th, 2016

Restoration of the Mounet-Sully room

2015 edition of Festival des Jours de Lumière

France and China, 50 years of diplomatic relations

Partnership with Insula orchestra in the inauguration of the new Seine Musicale

Inventory of religious buildings in the Puy-de-Dôme region

Best restoration Award for the "Le plus Grand Musée de France" campaign

“La Fayette, nous voilà !” historical meeting

Construction of the Victoria & Albert Museum of Design Dundee