| QUITERIE CAMUS
Directrice déléguée de la Fondation
Culture and young people at the heart of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation’s commitments
During this unprecedented time, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has maintained its high level of commitment to supporting young French-speaking creatives by awarding grants to professionals aged under 30(1) in the fields of writing, audiovisual media and music. In 2021, grants were awarded to nine bold projects spearheaded by talented young people, including a feature-length documentary in China, a musical animation series, a photographic study of the Horn of Africa, and the revival of a bookstore in the Gironde region (France). They join the numerous recipients of grants from
The Foundation also lends its support to associations and institutions that support cultural diversity and encourage creative projects, such as the teenagers taking part in the Centre Pompidou’s Studio 13/16 programme. In 2021, Carolina Arantes, who won the Photography grant in 2015, met with 13 of them to better understand their experience during lockdown and put together a photographic portrait of young people. This provided the opportunity to put this civic-minded, creative and engaged generation in the foreground.
(1) Under 35 for some grants.