Arts

Diversity, Development, Inclusion

Since the 19th century, the Rothschild family has stood out for its visionary approach to cultural patronage by supporting illustrious artists of the time, such as Ingres, Berlioz and Chopin. Through the exceptional composition of manuscripts and historical prints, bequeathed to the Louvre Museum in 1935 by the heirs of Baron Edmond James de Rothschild.

150 years later, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations passionately continue the tradition of artistic sponsorship while simultaneously tackling the issues of the 21st century by resolutely engaging in social commitment. Their drive? Channeling artistic excellence into efforts promoting the social, cultural and personal inclusion of different communities.

Our mission

Promote the education and reach of the arts

among renowned professionals, emerging artists and audiences who are disconnected from artistic practices and art culture

Develop cultural outreach programs

to get the process of community participation going and stimulate individual and collective efforts

Strengthen activism within artistic fields

and sustain a professional, social and political debate on the value of cultural diversity

16
programs

400
direct beneficiaries

5
countries involved

Programs

 
Ier Acte
Supporting young talented actors whose diverse social, cultural & ethnic backgrounds have limited their access to the professional world of theater—this is the objective of 1er Acte.
 
MIR - Musicos Internos Residentes
A musical residency program which combines the humanisation of care, the professionalisation of young musicians and scientific research.
 
RAZAS | Teatro Joven
A series of actors' workshops with the goal of diversifying the theater world and professionalizing young actors from various ethnic backgrounds.
 
AIMS
An educational and artistic training program linking the creative process with social impact.
 
Liaisons Urbaines
Liasons Urbaines is a program for enhancing public spaces in African cities through experimental and sustainable interventions that combine urban planning, design, art and heritage.
 
Ensemble Connect
A musical residency program that combines artistic excellence, social engagement, and training for the Ensemble Connect musicians.
 
Guggenheim Social Practice
Led by New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Social Practice is a socially engaged project exploring the potential impact of participatory art on society.
 
Polaritats
Polaritats is a coaching program that aims to boost the employability of young graduate artists and improve their entrepreneurial projects.
 
Una Ciudad, Muchos Mundos
The initiative Una Ciudad, Muchos Mundos – Arte y Comunidades develops community-based cultural projects and research/action projects aimed at encouraging people to reflect on issues of urban life.
 
Master TRANS - de la Head
Art’Lib, a project spearheaded by the students of the TRANS— Master's Program of the Geneva School of Art and Design uses collaborative art to bring to life a cultural space in the heart of an underprivileged area.
 
Les Talens Lyriques - t@lenschool
An unprecedented program to create a dialog between classical Baroque music and new technology
 
Bridging - FIAF
Bridging: an initiative by FIAF and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations that examines the reality of cultural diversity on both sides of the Atlantic and endeavors to propose some concrete solutions.
 
Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy
The Gstaad Academy offers specific training for young professional and amateur musicians and the opportunity to perform on the recognized stage of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival