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Contact the foundation

Hello !

Please contact the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès at the following address:
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
24, Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

Submitting a project

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is a public-interest organization under French law for the development of corporate philanthropy. The Foundation operates in France and around the world:
- Through its own programs and activities: exhibitions, artist's residencies, Immersion, New Settings, the Prix Émile Hermès, the Skills Academy, calls for projects, conferences and more.
- Through support for other organizations in the public interest.

The Foundation welcomes applications for support in the following areas :


> New Settings (click here) international call for projects
> Prix Émile Hermès (click here) international design award


Training and promotion of artisanship

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports projects working to introduce people from underprivileged backgrounds to new opportunities and training in artisan trades, and to adapt traditional artisan skills to the contemporary world.

The Foundation supports trades applying artisan know-how to transform raw materials into objects.     

Biodiversity and local knowledge

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports projects engaged in research and the development of new approaches to the transmission, promotion and development of practices contributing to the preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity.

> Call for projects: Biodiversity and local knowledge (click here)

Applications for support in the area of ‘Know-how and transmission of skills’ should submitted by post only, including a clear, three- to four-page statement summarising your project.

Selected applicants will be contacted subsequently, to complete an application form for support.

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès will not consider applications for support in the following areas:

  • Projects steered by private enterprises for commercial ends
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Event sponsorship (trade fairs, exhibitions etc.)
  • Health-sector projects and preventative health campaigns
  • Child mentoring or support
  • Contemporary architecture or archaeology
  • Fashion
  • Fine and visual arts (solo or group exhibitions, the publication of artists’ books or catalogues, the production of films, the acquisition of artworks etc.)

In addition to its own programmes, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès organises three annual application rounds for external support. Please submit your request or project statement as follows:

  • before April 30 for a decision by July 31
  • before September 30 for a decision by December 31
  • before December 31 for a decision by March 31

To facilitate our handling of your request, please ensure your application complies with the procedures outlined above,

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès team