Our gestures define us

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports people and organisations seeking to learn, perfect, transmit and celebrate the skills and creativity that shape and inspire our lives today, and into the future. Guided by our central focus on artisan expertise and creative artistry in the context of society’s changing needs, the Foundation’s activities explore two complementary avenues: know-how and creativity, know-how and the transmission of skills.
The Foundation supports partner organisations across the globe. At the same time, we develop and administer our own projects in the contemporary visual arts (exhibitions and artists’ residencies), the performing arts (the New Settings programme), design (the Prix Émile Hermès international design award), craftsmanship (the Skills Academy) and biodiversity.

The Foundation’s unique mix of programmes and support is rooted in a single, underlying belief: Our gestures define us.

An exhibition in situ
Live performances and contemporary art at the Potager du Roi
Materials and Techniques 2 – Thinking about tomorrow: New developments in wood and wood-working techniques
Works by the Foundation’s artists-in-residence