In 2015, the Total Foundation has supported educational programmes at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, together with one of this year's major productions, The Monster in the Maze. The opera, created in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, brought together local children's, young people's and adult choirs, singers from the Académie du Festival d'Aix and musicians from the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra.
Educating children about art
Convinced that access to culture from a young age is key to self-confidence and respect for others, the Total Foundation supports numerous initiatives that foster artistic and cultural education for children and young people. These projects are rooted in long-term partnerships with the Opéra national de Paris, the Opéra Comique and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence established since 2008, which reach almost 4,000 children every year.
Total's corporate patronage department also supports the educational and cultural actions of the Opéra de Lyon, the Orchestre de Pau and some 60 non-profit organizations in the framework of the French government's "Priorité jeunesse" youth development program, aimed at facilitating access to culture and artistic activities for children. Altogether, these programs serve almost 75,000 children from 25 regions in Metropolitan and Overseas France.
The Total Foundation, a French corporate foundation open to the world
Created in 1992, the Total Foundation is active in four areas: culture and heritage, community support, health and marine biodiversity. In all its fields of activity, the Total Foundation emphasizes long-term partnerships. It aims not just to provide financial support, but also to share and strengthen expertise to broaden collective knowledge.
Through its cultural initiatives, the Total Foundation, a recognized patron of the arts, aims to raise the visibility of world cultures and share beauty and meaning with the broadest possible audience, with particular emphasis on children and young people.
HSBC LAUREATES OF THE ACADÉMIE DU FESTIVAL D'AIX