7th annual AIMS exhibition draws great crowd at Paris Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts

7/5/2017 - Arts

The exhibition reflects a school year of research, outreach and artistic effort for artists and their young students.

On Friday, June 23rd the AIMS program, developed by the Edmond de Rothschild together with the five leading art schools of Paris, concluded its 7th edition at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts. The program, which stands for “Artists Involved in the School Environment” is an unparalleled training program, joining art school graduates in a collaborative and creative effort with school children from low-income backgrounds.

Ariane de Rothschild, the CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, expressed her enthusiasm for the program in a speech made at the reception. Thanking the National Ministry of Education,  the municipalities, the schools, the artists and the children, she stated that “It is always a great pleasure, once a year, to come and witness the outstanding work that the artists and the students have done together.” As a  lover of arts and engaged citizen, Ariane de Rothschild has supported the program personally from its very beginning. 

The exhibition reflects a school year of research, outreach and artistic effort for the seven artists and their young students, who are coming from 6 different schools in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, Île-Saint-Denis and Montreuil. Linking creative process with social impact is at the heart of the program, which is aimed at collective creation and a sharing of high quality artistic training. 

The program was founded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and has been in effect since 2010. Since its inception,  it has expanded to include the five most influential art schools in France: Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (CNSAD), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP), École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (Beaux-Arts de Paris), École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) and École nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son (La Fémis).


To find out more: 

An article about the exhibition published by the Ministry of Culture

Interview with Jean-Marc Bustamante, director of Beaux-Arts de Paris and Gaïta Leboissetier, AIMS project manager

Interviews with the artists on their AIMS experience

AIMS Facebook Page