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Since 1947, the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art represents galleries in France and defends their interests with politicians, institutional representatives and administrative authorities. It takes part in the elaboration of art market regulations and contributes to cultural policies favouring the development of the whole sector. The Committee informs and advises its 290 member galleries, first and second market galleries, from antique dealers to contemporary art galleries, on the specifics of their status and obligations, accompanying them on technical matters. For several years now, the Professional Committee of Art Galleries has been involved in major cultural events in order to build a better visibility of art galleries, true partners of artistic creation. It also works to develop the French art scene internationally.

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The DGCA (Direction générale de la création artistique, or General Direction of Artistic Creation) was created with the intention to support research and creative endeavors, to facilitate the promotion of all artistic disciplines, to develop a policy for the purchasing and ordering of artworks, and to contribute to the development of networks for the creation and diffusion of the performing and visual arts. Founded on January 13, 2010 as a unification of the Direction de la musique, de la danse, du théâtre et des spectacles and the Délégation aux arts plastiques, the DGCA promotes action through its strong network of institutions and projects throughout France and through its support of important national and international art festivals and biennials.

Throughout the year the city of Paris develops a shared contemporary art policy. The Paris Municipal Contemporary Art Collection (FMAC), the Nuit Blanche event, the implementation of artworks in public space, exhibitions offered by museums and various cultural facilities of the city of Paris allow the general public to freely access the art scene. Paris is also committed to supporting artists, to empowering them with the means to create and to accompanying those who promote them. Because galleries are essential cultural actors and key players in this cultural vitality, the city of Paris is proud to have been partnered with Paris Gallery Weekend since its creation.

Official sponsors

Since opening in Paris in 1998, the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard has been actively contributing to the development of French art scenes at the national and international levels. Having no collection of its own, its identity is shaped by the people who infuse it with life day-to-day: artists, curators, authors, intellectuals… In this way, it reflects the diversity of artistic creation, its pulse beating to the rhythm of art’s variations.
In 1999, it created the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize, the first to recognize young artists on contemporary French scene.

Partner institutions

Lafayette Anticipations fédère les actions de soutien à la création contemporaine menées par les deux organismes d’intérêt général créés par le Groupe Galeries Lafayette et sa famille actionnaire en 2013 : la Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette et le Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin.

Depuis son ouverture, le 10 mars 2018 dans un bâtiment du XIXe siècle réhabilité par Rem Koolhaas (OMA) au cœur du Marais, la Fondation et son architecture en mutation permanente accueillent, chaque année, trois expositions et trois festivals pluridisciplinaires.

Ces expositions sont gratuites, elles peuvent être découvertes soit librement soit avec une équipe de médiation plaçant la parole et le partage au cœur du processus de visite. La Fondation est ainsi conçue comme un espace d’échanges, un lieu de vie et de rencontres autour de sujets qui animent notre monde contemporain.

The Canadian Cultural Centre was inaugurated on April 2, 1970, by Jules Léger, in order to make people discover the richness and diversity of Canadian culture and thus strengthen the bonds of friendship between Canada and France. The Centre is the heart of Canada’s cultural diplomacy in France, and its mission is to promote the most innovative contemporary Canadian creation in all artistic sectors, through public and private institutional partnerships and collaborations with various French festivals and public events. The Centre hosts exhibitions by contemporary Canadian artists, concerts by Canadian musicians of all genres, film screenings, lectures and events for young audiences – all offered free of charge. It also supports Canadian cultural programming throughout France, accompanying Canadian and French institutions in their exchange and cooperation projects.

The City of Paris family of museums grouped together in the public institution Paris Musées since 2013, the City of Paris’s 14 museums and heritage sites represent collections that are outstanding in their diversity and quality. To share this extraordinary heritage, today Paris Musées has overhauled its policies, adapted its ticketing for temporary exhibitions, and focused its attention on attracting members of the public who are unfamiliar with cultural life. In 2018, the permanent collections (free of charge*), temporary exhibitions and a varied programme of cultural activities attracted 3 million visitors. An internet site provides a full calendar of the museums’ activities, introduces the collections, and allows users to plan their visit.

Since 1977, the Centre Pompidou has been deeply rooted in the city and open to the world and to innovation. Its iconic building is home to Europe’s richest and one of the world’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art, in addition to exhibitions, symposiums, festivals, shows, projections, and workshops for young people. Its extremely rich programme at the crossroads of art forms and audiences attracts more than 3.5 million visitors every year. True to its ambition to make culture and creation available to as many people as possible, the Centre Pompidou also develops its regional and international presence.

Magasins généraux is cultural centre founded by the advertising agency BETC. Once a bustling warehouse on the banks of the Canal de l’Ourcq in Pantin, Magasins généraux is now a breakthrough destination that is part of the booming cultural, social and economic ecosystem of the future Greater Paris.
Magasins généraux develops new cultural content – cultural seasons, exhibitions, festivals, publications, … – with artists and creators from various backgrounds.
Throughout its projects, Magasins généraux brings together experts, local stakeholders, partner institutions, the media and brands through unprecedented collaborations.