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Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation Talent Grants


Corporate & other activities

Paris, April 2, 2007

Ten grants, worth a total of 255,000 euros, will be awarded this year to young creators and media professionals presenting an original, French-language project in the domains of writing, audiovisual and digital creation and music(1).

Two new Grants have been created this year: the Documentary Writer Grant (€25,000) and the Animated Filmmaker Grant (€30,000), thus extending the scope of the Foundation’s scheme to take in all audiovisual disciplines.

Awarded by prestigious juries since 1989, these grants – through their size and the diversity of disciplines involved – make the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation the leading patron of young French creativity. Not only do they offer the winners the financial resources they need to fully develop their projects, they also serve as a springboard for their professional future.

Candidates must be aged less than 30 years old (35 years old for booksellers) and have made a successful start in the discipline of their professional career. Application packets can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at starting on 1 April and must be sent to its headquarters by 15 June 2007.

(1) Writer Grant: 25,000 euros; Journalist Grant: 10,000 euros; Photographer Grant: 15,000 euros; TV Screenwriter Grant: 20,000 euros; Digital Creator Grant: 25,000 euros; Bookseller Grant: 30,000 euros; Musician Grant: 25,000 euros; Film Producer Grant: 50,000 euros; Documentary Writer Grant: 25,000 euros; Animated Filmmaker Grant: 30,000 euros.

The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation promotes creativity, excellence and solidarity in the domains of culture, research and sport. It accompanies French artists on their travels abroad, supports social initiatives led by high-level sports players (Yannick Noah, Laura Flessel, Jean-Philippe Gatien) and opens up new channels for the production, transformation and transmission of knowledge in the digital age. The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation will celebrate its eighteenth anniversary this year.

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