Ministry of Culture and Communication backgrounders
Cultural philanthropy - put your business in the spotlight
New version of cultural sponsorship brochure for small and medium-sized businesses which was published in 2009. This document was produced in co-production with the Assemblée des Chambres Françaises de Commerce et d'Industrie, the Ordre des Experts-Comptables, the Conseil supérieur du notariat and the Fondation du Patrimoine.(Download the leaflet -free of rights- opposite) - (September 2011 edition)
Practical guide for companies. What you need to know to succeed in your cultural sponsorship - November 2010 edition. (download the brochure opposite)
Mission of patronage, Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Order of Accountants, Superior Council of Notariat and Heritage Foundation. (under construction)
Cultural patronage: legislation
Small guide for project promoters, companies and individuals (Download the brochure on the right)
- See also the Sponsorship Mission on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (link opposite)
Backgrounders (links see opposite)
- Main legal texts
- Corporate philanthropy - Article 238 bis
- Sponsorship of individuals - Article 200
- Private historical monuments with commercial revenues. Law for the acceleration of public and private construction and investment programmes (no. 2009-179 of 17 February 2009)
- Article 18: extension, under certain conditions, of the benefit of corporate and private patronage to private historical monuments with commercial revenues (Article 200-2bis and Article 238 bis -1f of the General Tax Code).
- National Treasure – Work of major heritage interest. Article 238 bis-0 A: payment by an enterprise to the State to enable the acquisition of a national treasure or a work of major heritage interest for the benefit of public collections
- Original works of living artists - Musical instruments - Article 238 bis AB: acquisition by a company of original works of living artists, or of musical instruments intended to be lent to professional performers
- In-Kind Sponsorship – Inventory Goods – Production Costs. Article 38 of Annex III: valuation of goods in stock and production costs (patronage in kind)
- Other texts of laws, decrees, orders and circulars and instructions on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Communication/Departmental Policies/Mission patronat page documentation and legal texts
Presentation of the Charter of cultural patronage by the Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin
This Charter is established in conjunction with Bercy, which aims to accompany the development of patronage by promoting, on the part of cultural actors, the application of legislation, in accordance with its fundamental principles, while at the same time respecting the common good, the specificities of cultural organizations and the prerogatives of patrons. (Download the documents opposite)
Cycle of conferences organized by the Mission du mécénat, usually at the Auditorium Colbert of the Institut national d'Histoire de l'art in Paris. Some conferences have given rise to transcripts that you will find on the site of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Conferences are open to all, upon prior registration. (link opposite)
These meetings organized by the Patronage Mission are not open to the public. Nevertheless, you have some support for intervention, downloadable from the website of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, especially as regards: taxation, the different forms of foundations in France, in-kind sponsorship and skills sponsorship, endowment funds, etc. (link opposite)
Ten years of patronage
In 2013, the Ministry of Culture and Communication celebrates the ten years of the law of August 1, 2003 on patronage, The programme of this celebration will be progressively announced on this page, and will be marked by strong communication and exchanges on the unprecedented impact of this legislation and the future prospects of patronage in France.
The logo "2003-2013. Ten years of patronage" The event is designed to feature on all communication materials relating to sponsorship actions, from both project promoters and their partners. Its use extends beyond the cultural sphere to all works of general interest. (download the logo here)
A stamp for the ten years of patronage 2003 - 2013
On September 5, 2013, The Post Office has issued a stamp commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Philanthropy Act. At the invitation of Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication, the launch ceremony of this stamp took place on the same day at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, in the presence of Valérie Fourneyron, Minister of Sports, Youth, of Popular Education and Community Life.
A little bit of history. On 1 August 2003, the "Aillagon Law" was adopted, which led to an unprecedented development of corporate philanthropy and individual philanthropy in France. Philanthropy is a gift in the form of material support to a non-profit organization or organization of general interest. It results in the payment of a donation (in cash, in kind or in competence) intended to support a philanthropic, educational, cultural, social, humanitarian project… Thanks to this law, which encourages private initiative and citizen engagement, more than 25,000 businesses and 5 million individuals are now using its provisions to serve the common good.