The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations have a longstanding tradition of support for the promotion of arts and culture. Each generation has made its own contribution to building an exceptional philanthropic legacy, and our current initiatives continue to exemplify this commitment.
One legendary example is the prints and drawings collection donated to the Louvre Museum by Baron Edmond de Rothschild; another is the launch of the Ariane de Rothschild Prize to recognize the talent of emerging artists from across Europe.
The Foundations’ core mission is education; through the arts, it raises several essential questions: Are the arts and “culture” vital to the training of young people? How can one combine excellence with the civic duty to provide access for all?
What bridges must be built between support for the arts and social impact? The models for action that we develop provide innovative responses to these universal challenges.
Our role is to open doors and establish connections between privileged and disadvantaged neighborhoods, between prestigious schools and community organizations, between renowned theatrical stages and amateur talent, between illustrious museums and budding artists.
We make all these options possible. We turn up where we are least expected. We seek to strengthen our partners’ potential to realize their ambitions by encouraging social impact and cultural interaction.
We are convinced that the arts occupy a rightful place as they enable individuals to rediscover their voice.