National Plastic Arts Centre
The Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP), a public institution of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, was created in 1982.
Its founding mission is to support and promote artistic creation in the field of visual arts, including photography, sound and digital works, graphic arts and, in the field of applied arts, design, graphic design and crafts. To this end, the CNAP implements a range of support, co-production and commissioning mechanisms designed to support artists and contemporary art professionals in their projects. As a resource centre, it produces and relays the information needed to practice their professional practice.
In addition, the CNAP enriches, preserves and disseminates in France and abroad an exceptional heritage of more than 102,500 works of the National Fund of Contemporary Art. As such, the institution acquires and commissions works, mainly from living artists, and implements a dynamic policy of loans and deposits.
An atypical establishment, which carries out its missions as closely as possible to the current creation, the CNAP contributes to the vitality of the artistic scene. The actions it carries out are determined by their forward-looking character and the stated willingness to work in partnership with cultural structures.Resource centre for the public and professionals, CNAP is also a platforminformation on contemporary art through its website and publications.
To learn more: the National Centre for Visual Arts (CNAP) website