Le Manège de Chaillot awarded the title of “Grand Mécène de la Culture”

19 February 2016

This Thursday, 18 February 2016, Audrey Azoulay, French Minister of Culture and Communication, awarded the Manège de Chaillot endowment fund the distinction of “Grand Mécène de la Culture” (Major Cultural Sponsor) for its outstanding contribution to the cultural development of France.

The first ever endowment fund created for a national theatre, Le Manège de Chaillot, instituted in 2013 at Tilder’s initiative, is truly innovative in terms of patronage.

Its purpose is to support the creation and production of projects at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, particularly in the area of choreography. The success of its work in favour of contemporary artistic creation is thanks to human commitment from the nine companies that finance this fund: Alvarez & Marsal, Amundi, Ayming, Dentsu Aegis Network, Eurostar, Groupama, Orange, SNCF Réseau and Tilder.

The Manège de Chaillot was born of a conviction: that there is a need to bring together the worlds of business and contemporary artistic creation. The patrons of the Manège de Chaillot are committed to developing the bond between these mutually nourishing spheres, sharing know-how and understanding of the challenges of the 21st century. Contemporary artistic creation, and particularly dance, communicates to many diverse audiences.

This long-term collaboration also strengthens the theatre in its ambition to support both internationally renowned artists and emerging and innovative approaches, and to bring them to the widest possible audience.

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