Banken for en verden i endring The bank for a ... - BNP Paribas

Banken for en verden i endring The bank for a ... - BNP Paribas

• a partner in society

BNP Paribas Foundation: imaginative and in touch with the world

Operating under the aegis of the Fondation de

France, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been

promoting dialogue between the banking community

and its social and cultural envionment

for 20 years now. As a crossroads of exchanges

and discoveries, it gives new expression to the

Group’s core values of ambition, commitment,

creativity and responsiveness.

Through its programmes, the BNP Paribas

Foundation strives to preserve and promote cultural

heritage and support artistic expression. It

also provides funding for state-of-the-art medical

research, as well as for innovative projects

in the areas of education, social insertion and


In addition to grants, the Foundation provides

support for its partners and seeks to cater to

their individual objectives, namely by developing

programmes and providing advice and on-thespot

assistance, together with access to the

BNP Paribas worldwide network of contacts.

The BNP Paribas Foundation is a member of

ADMICAL, the first business sponsorship association

in France, and of the centre for charitable

foundations in France.


As a recognised benefactor of museums, the

BNP Paribas Foundation provides funding for the

publication of art books that familiarise the public

with museum collections, and awards grants for

the restoration of masterpieces. Its initiatives have

benefited a wide variety of French and international

institutions, helping to publish some 50 art

books on museums and enabling around 150

works of art to be restored and placed on display

to the public.

The BNP Paribas Foundation also supports the

performing arts by establishing close partnerships

with modern dance companies, circus

troupes, writers, jazz musicians and other performers

working in disciplines that are often overlooked

by other sponsors. At the same time, it

helps to make rare or unperformed works more

widely known and to provide a boost to young

performers’ careers. The Foundation also makes

use of its extensive links with festivals and production

companies to bring new talents to a

wider audience.

It supports international initiatives launched in

partnership with cultural institutions in France,

provides financial backing for concerts, organises

programmes showcasing the international

arts scene, and promotes and coordinates

patronage within foreign branches. Like the

BNP Paribas Group, the Foundation has its roots

in France but its eyes resolutely turned towards

the international arena.

The Foundation organises regular encounters

between its sponsorship beneficiaries and the

Group’s staff, clients and shareholders. These

exchanges enhance the Foundation’s role as an

instrument for mutual enrichment and human




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