Marseille-Provence 2013 and the Fondation de France have joined forces to launch an ambitious programme of nine artistic commissions.
Since the early 1990s, the Fondation de France’s New Patrons project has invited citizens with local development or societal concerns to involve artists in their project by commissioning artwork. The project’s innovation lies in its ability to build ties between artists, commissioners and cultural agencies supported by the Fondation de France. It also involves public and private partners. In the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the Bureau des Compétences et des Désirs is responsible for the project’s outreach activities.