AIMS (Artiste Intervenant en Milieu Scolaire or Artist Educator Residency) was founded in 2009 by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations in partnership with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the French Ministry of Education and the city of Saint-Ouen in the suburbs of Paris. The program harnesses the power that arts can exercise in social inclusion and educational innovation in public schools. It also provides a unique opportunity for young artists to train as educators while at the same time furthering their artistic journey. AIMS has served over 500 pupils, their families, teachers and a city representative of France’s cultural diversity and social mix.
An unprecedented curriculum combining artistic creation and social impact
AIMS is an artist residency program that stimulates the sharing of knowledge and creation between artists and pupils. The artists and students co-create an artistic project over the academic year.