Since 2013 the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation has been committed to supporting the Paris Opera and is particularly involved in the training of the artists and craftsmen who wish to perfect their art with this 350th years old Institution.
Thanks to the support and the input of the Foundation, the Paris Opera Academy’s Principal sponsor, residencies for young artists and craftspeople were created in September 2016. From this date onwards, the Paris Opera has been welcoming each season young talents wishing to specialize in various crafts such as costumes making, wig designing, upholstery, carpentry, composite materials or engineer at the designing office.
At the end of the training program’s third edition, the Paris Opera Academy is glad that the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation chose to reiterate its commitment for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons. During these two seasons, 26 craftspeople will be trained inside the workshops of the Garnier and the Bastille Opera Houses.
The Foundation also decided to extend its sponsorship to support the new production staged by the Academy this season. This performance is a key moment in the training of the artists and craftspeople, gathered together around a joint project to gain stage experience and to apprehend the diversity and the complexity of the different stage crafts.
The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation embodies a family spirit by focusing on the innovation and the importance of its social role, and tries to reveal the new talents and to help them to go further.
The Foundation devotes its time and energy to selecting, accompanying and promoting the persons who imagine the world of tomorrow, with a focus on three areas highly contributing to the common good: life sciences, the arts and inclusive society.
While remaining true to its philanthropic principle, the Foundation awards prizes and supports some projects thanks to grants and a tailor-made accompaniment.
In the field of culture, the Foundation promotes outstanding expertise, arts and crafts and choral singing to ensure their future while supporting their contemporary anchoring.
Mécène principal de l'Académie de l'Opéra national de Paris