Applied arts scholarships

—- Period: Sep 2010 to Jun 2015
—- Recruitment for the new school year 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
—- Foundation programme leads: Cendrine de Susbielle

Partner organisation (operational side)

—- Parsons Paris

The project

Secondary-school students on the Révélations Lancôme artistic tutoring programme who get their baccalaureate and make it into selective courses in public-sector applied-arts schools are entitled to Foundation scholarships.
An application committee meets every July to select the most deserving candidates based on social and academic criteria.
After a year of coaching (academic year 2009-2010), 30 students were selected based on merit and their parents’ incomes. A few of them made it into the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges, École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Strasbourg, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier, EPSAA Ivry (École Publique Municipale) and Mise à Niveau en Arts Appliqués (MANAA) prep classes.
Six of them made it into the Parsons Paris art-school prep course under a partnership with this Foundation.
Besides the standard course, these students get tailored coaching and general-knowledge classes for four hours a week to prepare for entrance exams at leading public-sector art schools (Duperré, Olivier de Serres, ENSAD, etc.).

This programme is financed by Lancôme.


Fashion scholarships

Support and coaching into French fashion schools.

—- Period: Sep 2010 to July 2015
—- Area: Paris, Versailles and Créteil
—- Foundation programme leads: Jean Paul Gaultier and Cendrine de Susbielle

Interview with a scholarship student :

Partner organisation (operational side)

—- LISAA (L’Institut supérieur des arts appliqués) ;
—- L’Atelier Chardon-Savard ;
—- L’École de la Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne ;
—- L’ESMOD (École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode).

The project

This programme sponsored by Jean Paul Gaultier paves the way for students to join four of France’s most prestigious fashion schools: LISAA, Atelier Chardon-Savard, École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and ESMOD. We help students through the entire programme (two to four years), covering scholarship students’ tuition fees and some of their living expenses. We also organise cultural outings and meetings with professionals throughout the year.
Students considering careers in fashion from 17 vocational secondary schools in and around Paris were welcome to apply and four of them were selected for 2010-2011. For the year 2011-2012, six students will be awarded scholarships, bringing to 10 the number of fashion scholarship holders supported by the Foundation.

This programme is financed by Stephen Schwarzman.


French-American exchange grants

A partnership between leading public art schools in France and their opposite numbers in the United states.

—- Period: Sep 2010 to Sep 2013
—- Area: Paris, Arles, New York
—- Foundation programme lead: Cléa Martinet

Partner organisation (operational side)


—- ENSAD (Arts décoratifs) ;
—- ENSCI (École nationale supérieure de création industrielle) ;
—- École nationale supérieure de la photographie d’Arles ;
—- Université de Paris I-Sorbonne, Département Arts Plastiques ;
—- Conservatoire Supérieur de Danse et de Musique de Paris.


—- Juilliard School ;
—- School of Visual Arts ;
—- New York University Steinhardt ;
—- Fashion Institute for Technology ;
—- International Center of Photography.

Partner organisation (support)

—- French Institute Alliance française (New York)

The project

The goal, here, is to organise exchanges between top public art schools in France and matching schools in the US, to treat students to a semester studying abroad if they cannot afford it. Grants are awarded on merit, and restricted to students who achieve academic excellence and need financial support. They include tuition fees, travel expenses and living expenses (housing, etc.), and language courses if they need them. Students also get language and cultural coaching both sides of the Atlantic.
In the 2010-2011 academic year, 21 students took part in the exchange programme, including 15 French nationals. 16 students have already been selected for 2011-2012.

This programme is financed by John Paulson.