The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

NEWS & INSPIRATIONS

 
7/11/2017
Ier Acte at the 2017 Avignon Festival
After three successful years and in response to the need of more diversity on the French stage, the program Ier Acte is renewed for a fourth season in 2017-2018.
 
7/10/2017
Crossing the Line Festival Includes a Dancer’s Mini-Residency
A dozen premieres, including four new commissioned works, are on tap for this year’s Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Française’s annual event for innovative art from a variety of disciplines.
 
7/7/2017
Meet the 8 companies of the new Scale Up roster
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are pleased to present the eight companies selected for the new Scale Up 2017-2018 year.
 
7/5/2017
"It's amazing what kids are capable of when you treat them as adults"
Six insightful interviews with our selection of AIMS artists in 2017.
 
7/5/2017
7th annual AIMS exhibition draws great crowd at Paris Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts
The exhibition reflects a school year of research, outreach and artistic effort for artists and their young students.
 
7/3/2017
Regaining eyesight after becoming partially blind
The challenge that the Adolphe de Rothschild Ophthalmological Foundation has been up against for years.
 
6/30/2017
AIMS program: Artists share their experiences
An interview with the seven young artists from five major art schools on their experience of working with children.
 
6/28/2017
"I was always happy to come to work"
A conversation with the artists after the AIMS exhibition at Galerie du Crous de Paris.
 
6/16/2017
The Rothschild Foundation recognized in the national system
On the occasion of the renewal of labels of rare disease centers for the period of 2017-2022, the Rothschild Foundation is recognized for the first time in the national system
 
5/5/2017
Festival d'Avignon partners with Ier Acte for its 4th edition
"Promoting greater diversity on the stage" is the aim of Ier Acte, which for its fourth edition is partnering with Festival d'Avignon and the Odeon-Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris ).
 
3/20/2017
Ier Acte: Raising the curtain on diversity
Apart from the Front National, candidates compete for proposals to diversify access to art.
 
3/9/2017
Dianoura !: After Tchikidan and Dogora, Act II opens on Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the composer Etienne Perruchon, gathers 300 children from the school districts of Aveyron, Drôme, and Paris. Led by Adrien Perruchon, they will perform at "Dianoura!" on Saturday 18 March 2017 at 18:00 at the Maison de la Radio.
 
3/6/2017
Dianoura!'s 'Orchestra at School' in the auditorium of Maison de la Radio
After two years of work, Dianoura! finally opened to the public at the Auditorium of the Maison de la Radio on 17 and 18 March 2017.
 
1/27/2017
Ier Acte: the buzz around the theatre scene in Strasbourg
Named head of TNS in 2014, Stanislas Nordey successfully shakes up the Alsatian institution.
 
9/29/2016
AIMS: uniting great art schools around the transmission of art
Interview with Jean-Marc Bustamante, Director of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and Gaïta Leboissetier, Project Manager.
 
2/24/2016
Apply to Scale Up 2016!
Are you a high-impact, French-speaking entrepreneur with strong growth? We are now accepting applications for Scale Up 2016!
 
11/25/2015
Release 11.25.2015 - IPDEV2's first closing
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are pleased to announce the first closing of IPDEV2, an ambition impact fund of funds targeted to SMEs in French-speaking Africa.
 
11/16/2015
Cheers to life ! - the team's message
In view of the dramatic events that took place in Paris on November, 13 2015, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundants want to re-affirm their engagement towards life, diversity and empowerment.
 
11/5/2015
The Jewish Museum - Unorthodox exhibition
This November, the Jewish Museum will present Unorthodox, a large-scale group exhibition featuring over 50 contemporary artists from around the world whose practices mix forms and genres without concern for artistic conventions.
 
10/28/2015
Save The Date - Classical Concert at the Studio Bastille - 11/19/15 at 8 pm.
The ACJW Ensemble is honored to give us the pleasure of a public concert at the Studio Bastille on the 19th of November. You are warmly invited to this event !
 
9/4/2015
Ier Acte : Official Launch of the program's first Master Class at the Théâtre National de Strasbourg
Ier Acte - A program developped by La Colline-théâtre National, the Edmond de Rothschild's Foundations and the SNCF Foundation- launches its 2015-2016 edition with master class that will begin on the 7th of September, under the direction of Stanislas Nordey.
 
7/24/2015
Exhibition Launch – « Poésoyrak, Bisart Bisart » on 06.23.2015 - AIMS
This year, The Beaux-arts de Paris National School’s alumni Timothée Dufresne, Benjamin Efrati, Eloïse Le Gallo, Charalambos Margaritis and Raphaël Tiberghien were placed in residency in some of Saint-Ouen’s most underserved schools. The « Poésoyrak, Bisart Bisart » exhibition celebrates the work they achieved with the pupils they furthered their artistic journey with.
 
2/9/2015
Intermediae launches open call for "Una ciudad muchos mundos"
"Una ciudad muchos mundos" is an initiative of Intermediae (Matadero Madrid) together with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation.
 
2/6/2015
Applications for the 2015 Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship are now open!
Fellowship for cross-cultural entrepreneurs and social activists will be held July 19-31, 2015, at the University of Cambridge, UK. Apply now!
 
1/28/2015
The song continues - Carnegie Hall
For the first time, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute presents The Song Continues in Paris in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.
 
1/19/2015
And after Charlie ?
Take a sheet of paper, a pencil and… draw. Anyone can do it, but in the space of three days this seemingly harmless everyday act has come to represent a wake-up call for our republican values.
 
1/19/2015
Art: a means for individual expression and sharing
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations have long recognised the complexity and multi-faceted nature of individuals' identities, be they national, ethnic or professional. Our bold programmes promote pluriculturalism among participants that extends beyond demographic, social and religious boundaries.
 
1/13/2015
Pride and Tears from Paris
2015 has started in a tragic manner with the recent terrorist attacks in France. I was in Paris on the 7th January at 11am at the start of a tragedy, which would capture the world’s attention until its dramatic conclusion two days later.
 
12/23/2014
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and EPFL concluded a partnership
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations is supporting the ambitious « Moocs 4 @frica and developing countries » program in partnership with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). This program marks the entry of African universities into the digital revolution through MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses).
 
7/23/2014
“We all have the power to help”
"I cannot wait to do the project again because you learn much and it makes you want to continue being a philanthropist all your life”. Alexandra, pupil at the Daumesnil school (12th arrondissement of Paris), is one of 600 children who participated in the program of the School of Philanthropy this year. 9 months of adventure experiencing philanthropy which ended up nicely with the ‘Philanthropy Day’.
 
6/30/2014
A round of thunderous applause for Le CREA’singers!
For the summer music festival, Le CREA was on the Aulnay-sous-Bois’s theatre stages with the forth edition of “Il Etait Une Voix”
 
6/28/2014
AIMS: last June, La Galerie du Crous of Paris hosted Les Yeux dans le bocal – a final exhibition of students and artists’ co-creations
“Les Yeux dans le bocal”, two weeks in Paris
 
6/17/2014
A Year at La Criée: a successful first edition that ends up by a friendly celebration in Marseille
On June 14, participants, artists, partners, friends and families were invited at the Théâtre de la Cité (Marseille) to end up the experience.
 
6/16/2014
Les Fondations Edmond de Rothschild in the Standford Social Innovation Review
The Standford Social Innovation Review has published an article that seeks to characterize the rise of family philanthropy all around the world.
 
5/28/2014
OECD publishes "Venture Philanthropy in Development" study
The OECD and its Global Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) has published a study that seeks to characterize venture philanthropy.
 
4/15/2014
ESSEC's Chair in Philanthropy fetes 3 years!
Philanthropists, partners, social entrepreneurs, students and academics gathered on April 2, 2014, in the Petit Palais's auditorium to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of ESSEC Business School's Chair in Philanthropy.
 
2/10/2014
Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship : call for applications
The AdR Fellowship, an initiative of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (NY), is a unique network of entrepreneurs and social leaders who are building a breakthrough model for conflict resolution by harnessing the power of social entrepreneurship.
 
12/9/2013
Scale Up 2014 Laureates announced
After having received a record number of candidates, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and ESSEC’s social business incubator Antropia are thrilled to announce the Laureates for Scale Up 2014.
 
11/15/2013
Doctor Damien Gatinel was awarded the Lans Distinguished Award by the American Academy for Ophthalmology
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations would like to congratulate Doctor Damien Gatinel on his being given the Lans Distinguished Award on November 15, 2013, by the American Academy for Ophthalmology for his excellent work in refractive surgery.
 
7/26/2013
Juilliard in Paris, France and America at their best !
An unique program of master classes by José Van Dam was carried out in Paris last June as a result of a close partnership between the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and Juilliard School, New York.
 
7/22/2013
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations join the Global Network of Foundations Working for Development
The Global Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) launched in October 2012 by the OECD Development Centre, welcomes the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations as their newest netFWD member!
 
2/6/2013
A new publicatio​n sponsored by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation​s: Crafting a Livelihood in India
The latest report by Dasra on Crafts and Livelihood sponsored by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations has just been released!
 
11/26/2012
Accademia d’Archi – A special ceremony
On 14 September 2012, the twenty students of class 7p at the Bois des Arts school in Thonex near Geneva, along with their three music teachers, reunited for a very special ceremony.
 
11/9/2012
Back to an innovative school : L’Ecole de la Philanthropie
When the buzz goes around on ethics at school, responsible citizenship, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations innovate in terms of philanthropic education by creating an avant-gardist association: “L’Ecole de la Philanthropie”. This program aims at educating children in the last two years of primary school on philanthropy and today’s social challenges.
 
7/5/2012
Joves Navegants and the Gitana Team meet in Brittany
They were six to arrive at Lorient airport wearing shorts on Tuesday 5 June in real Breton sailing weather. Accompanied by their official skipper, Raimon Martinez, and Paco Segura, Vice President of the Joves Navegants Foundation to which they belong in Palma de Majorque, they were there to meet the Gitana Team.
 
6/8/2012
Cross-cultural dialogues by Ariane de Rothschild Fellows on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean
Between Thursday, May 31st and Sunday, June 3rd, the Fellows of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship organized almost simultaneous forums on cross cultural dialogue across the Atlantic, in New York and Paris. Both initiatives strengthened the involvement of the Ariane de Rothschild network in practical cross-cultural collaborations and spaces.
 
5/31/2012
Research seminar in Cambridge: "1848 as a turning point in history of political thought”
At a time when the "Arab Spring" has led to various political revolutions in North Africa, a seminar was held on April 10th and 11th 2012, in Cambridge, United Kingdom, to reconsider the year of 1848 (also known as the "Spring of Nations") as "a turning point in history of political thought"
 
3/16/2012
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations become a strategic partner of Impact Investment Partners
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (USA) has announced a strategic investment in Impact Investment Partners (IIP), an investment company specialized in critical goods and services in emerging markets, aimed at generating demonstrable social impact.
 
3/1/2012
Shoreditch art exhibition in London puts new spin on interfaith dialogue
Brand new intercultural connections were made this week at Three Faiths Forum’s exhibition ‘Faith in the City’, held during National Interfaith Week.
 
3/1/2012
Acumen Fund Conference in Paris: an investment fund for a sustainable impact
At the invitation of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Jacqueline Novogratz presented in Paris Acumen Fund’s original solutions against poverty
 
2/28/2012
2011 Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship – Second seminar at ESSEC Business School
Following the first two-week training seminar held in Cambridge, last July, 19 social entrepreneurs selected as 2011 Fellows met from January 3 to January 6 at ESSEC Business School to take part in leadership and intercultural dialogue classes, business plan strategy workshops and cultural visits. This second edition allowed 2011 Fellows to continue making progress on their respective projects after six months of further development.
 
1/31/2012
Tribute to a great artist and ambassador of intercultural dialogue
As patrons of the arts, we lend a hand to exceptional men and women as they make their way down the path of knowledge, excellence and sharing. One such path has come to an end too soon. We wish to pay tribute to the life and memory of Montserrat Figueras, a lyrical singer and exceptional musician whose artistry was surpassed only by her humanity.
 
11/3/2011
Passer’Elles program launch: Mozaïk RH
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are providing support to Mozaïk RH, notably by facilitating new partnerships. In 2009, Estelle Barthélémy, co-founder of the HR non-profit, completed an Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship in social entrepreneurship. On October 18, 2011, the Edmond de Rothschild Group confirmed its commitment to hands-on sponsorship by joining forces with Mozaïk RH to launch a program with a strong social impact.
 
10/3/2011
Inauguration of the Chemin faisant Art Exhibit
Combining artistic excellence and social responsibility, the French National School of Fine Arts in Paris created an innovative artist training program for 2010 in primary and middle schools with the support of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and in partnership with the town of Saint Ouen and the French Ministry of Education. Chemin faisant – “Along the way” – is an opportunity for this year’s three young artists in residence to discuss their experience with the students.
 
9/23/2011
Invited to the 2011 edition of Families in Philanthropy
A meeting organized by philanthropy consulting firm Wise brought together philanthropists from Geneva, Switzerland and other countries to exchange ideas in an intimate setting at the Pensières Conference Centre.
 
9/7/2011
L’Ecole Boulle: excellence trips in 2011
The partnership established four years ago between Ecole Boulle and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations to support the cost of the educational trips so essential to a student’s academic and social development is becoming a clear model of excellence and social commitment.
 
9/6/2011
Orchestre de Paris: Vienna tour for children from care center
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the Orchestre de Paris have created a new partnership aimed at combining art appreciation and social responsibility by making music more accessible.
 
9/5/2011
2012 Scale Up Program: The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations renew their partnership with ESSEC Business School
After a successful start to their Scale Up program in 2010 working with two social enterprises - Puerto Cacao and Extramuros - the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations together with the Institut de l’Innovation et de l’Entrepreneuriat Social (IIES) of ESSEC Business School are scaling up the initiative itself, aimed at supporting the development strategies of high-potential social enterprises.
 
9/4/2011
Ruta de la Sal 2011: 2nd place finish for the Joves Navegants
Created in Mallorca by a team of English and Mallorcan sailors and modeled on British sailing clubs, the Joves Navegants Foundation teaches underprivileged teens how to sail. The Foundation, which encourages teamwork, respect for the environment and dedication to a common interest, selects eight Mallorcan teenagers every year to take part in the famous Ruta de la Sal regatta between Barcelona and Ibiza.
 
7/29/2011
The 2011 AdR Fellowship: 25 new social entrepreneurs
The 25 social entrepreneurs selected for this year’s Ariane de Rothschild (AdR) Fellowship Program completed an intensive training course at Cambridge University last July. They received a diploma for their brilliant performance from Ariane de Rothschild at the program’s closing dinner, and are now members of the transatlantic AdR Fellows Network. Active in France, the UK and the US, the network has already recruited 75 social entrepreneurs since its creation three years ago.
 
7/1/2011
Estelle Barthélémy wins “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” Award
Estelle Barthélémy, a 2009 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, was selected by La Tribune and its jury of specialists to receive the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in the Industry and Service category (France). This prize recognizes all the hard work Estelle and her Mozaïk RH team have accomplished!
 
6/29/2011
2nd annual Indian Philanthropy Forum - June 2011 in Mumbai
The Indian Philanthropy Forum is a dynamic community of philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations and government representatives working for social progress in India. Organized by Dasra and sponsored by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations together with the legendary Godrej Foundation and Piramal Foundation, the Forum’s second annual conference was the occasion for the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations to take part in discussions on how to meet the major social and environmental challenges facing India today.
 
6/23/2011
Ashoka Changemakers’ Week
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations attended Ashoka Changemakers’ Week to share their insight into teaching social entrepreneurship in universities.
 
5/30/2011
22nd Conference of the European Foundation Centre in Caiscais
From May 26-28, the Annual General Assembly of the European Foundation Centre brought together 600 delegates from Europe, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa for three intense days of plenary meetings, workshops and roundtable discussions. Participants emphasized the fundamental role of the philanthropic sector in social and societal innovation, reflecting the core mission of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation: the development of models that make change possible.
 
5/21/2011
Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, the Acumen Fund and Kenya’s KCB Bank Group selected 30 social entrepreneurs in East Africa for its one-year executive program, which is aimed at offering these leaders an opportunity to develop their skills with seminars on leadership, development strategy and social enterprise management.
 
5/2/2011
Conditions for successful endowment funds and foundations
Some 200 people attended the round table hosted during the CFF's general meeting (French Center for Endowment Funds and Foundations) that brought together different players from the world of French philanthropy, reflecting the diversity and vitality of this sector. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations – a longstanding player in family philanthropy – demonstrated how family tradition and modern initiatives go hand in hand.
 
4/25/2011
AdR Fellowship 2011: selection of social entrepreneurs
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations selected 23 social entrepreneurs from France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the United States and Canada for the third session of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship program, which is aimed at developing a network of social entrepreneurs largely - but not only - from Jewish and Muslim communities.
 
4/5/2011
Ludovica Carbotta wins the 5th Ariane de Rothschild Prize 2011
Milan, 5 April 2011 - on the exhibition opening day that brings together the entries of 18 Italian artists for the 5th Ariane de Rothschild Prize 2011, the international jury has convened to choose the winning artist of the contemporary art prize – an event facilitated by curators Laura Barreca and Marcello Smarrelli sponsored by the Ariane de Rothschild Foundation in collaboration with the Cultural Affairs Office of the City of Milan.
 
2/8/2011
Showcasing a rare collection
In partnership with Editions Artulis and the Louvre Museum, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations pay tribute to the renowned collection of Baron Edmond James de Rothschild.