With its annual New Settings programme, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports the creation and distribution of new performance works. The programme aims at supporting hybrid performances which have a leading visual dimension. The selected projects are unexpected, leaving room for daring and experimentation, still communicating with global contemporary trends.
In response to the Covid-19 health crisis, a special attention will be given to lighter, more mobile and dynamic scenic propositions with an important potential to evolve, should these constitute a significant stage in the creation of a larger and more developed body of work. These types of proposals, also in line with visual arts, should be considered by the artist(s) as work that can be presented to the general public.
In practical terms, support from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is targeted in two stages:
- First and foremost, the selected projects will receive a production aid, disbursed to the performing company or to the executive producer of the project.
- Then, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès will support the staging of the project during one of the key moments of the New Settings’ programme taking place during the 2022-2023 season, in association with partners in the Paris region. Funding will be disbursed to the programme’s partner cultural institutions.