In addition to its financing and investment activities, Crédit Agricole CIB supports promising projects for the future that encourage artistic creation, the discovery of world cultures and the transmission of cultural heritage.
In 2009, Crédit Agricole CIB has chosen to become a patron of two lighthouses institutions of Parisian cultural life.
Each year Crédit Agricole CIB chooses to be associated with a specific production. For its first year the partnership sponsored Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma. For 2011, Gioacchino Rossini's Barber of Seville was chosen, for 2012, the musical West Side Story and for 2013, My Fair Lady. In 2014, the Bank supported the global creation of the musical An American in Paris, an adaptation of the major Hollywood classic. In 2015, Crédit Agricole CIB supports the legendary musical Singin’in the Rain, produced by Robert Carsen who has already shown one of his musical at the Théâtre du Châtelet with My Fair Lady. Finally, in 2016 the musical “42nd Street” (adapted from David Merrick’s original production on Broadway) will be staged.
The commitment of Crédit Agricole CIB to the Théâtre du Châtelet is part of its wish to pursue a daring and innovative policy combining originality, creativity and notoriety.
Standing at the crossroads of civilisations, the musée du quai Branly invites visitors to an experience of discovery and delight. Crédit Agricole CIB is happy to partner with this ambassador for the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
The Bank supported five exhibitions: the photography biennial "PHOTOQUAI" in 2009, the "Other Masters of India" exhibition in 2010, "SAMURAI, Armor of the warrior" in 2011, "Charles Ratton, the invention of "Primitive" art" in 2013 and "Plains Indians" in 2014.
Crédit Agricole CIB also sponsors the "Photoquai’s Residencies", a programme which supports contemporary photographic art.
And for the second consecutive year Credit Agricole CIB is taking part in infrastructure financing, with for instance the renovation in 2016 of the tactile strips installed in the museum’s garden for the visually impaired, to make its access easier for the entire public.
In 2014, the Bank supported the Accessibility Week organised by the musée du quai Branly to make culture accessible to all. The week of activities and events, open to everyone and free of charge, comes under the banner of diversity and equality, inclusion and sharing amongst all audiences.
Founded in 1979 by the Franco-American conductor William Christie, Les Arts Florissants has become one of the most acclaimed baroque music ensembles in the world.
Each year Les Arts Florissants offers a programme of more than 100 concerts in many different forms, often inventive and close to the public, and in prestigious concert halls all over the world such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Château de Versailles, the Barbican Centre or the Vienna Opera House… to offer younger generations a chance to discover ancient music.
Les Arts Florissants takes part in training and launching the careers of young artists, thanks to a series of internationally renowned programmes.
CACIB is proud to support this institution in its international development, in the training of its young talents and in transmitting its passion for baroque music to younger generations.
- The "Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye aux Dames"
Cité musicale (musical city) in Saintes, l’Abbaye aux Dames will welcome the training of the ‘Jeune Orchestre’ - previously “Jeune Orchestre Atlantique” (JOA).
The JOA offers a professional training programme that is unique in Europe. It allows young musicians who are finishing their studies or starting their professional lives to play the classical and romantic repertoires on period instruments. It is designed both for training and for professional integration.
The musicians are surrounded by prestigious conductors and are offered international development opportunities.
CACIB is proud to support the training of these young musicians and to help broaden the appeal of baroque music.
Crédit Agricole CIB is encouraging cultural transmission by supporting two London cultural institutions since 2013.
- Royal Academy of Arts
The Bank supports this 18th century institution, a Mecca for exhibitions that also welcomes artists in residence.
This young British institution is the largest centre of live entertainment in Europe.
In New York
For some thirty years, Crédit Agricole CIB has been supporting New York’s major cultural institutions.
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Bank supports the aim of the MoMA: offering the best of modern and contemporary art to a wide audience.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
The MET is one of the largest museums in the world and presents 10 000 years of history through paintings, sculptures and objects from the five continents.
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
This major cultural centre in the area of the performing arts brings together a dozen or so arts companies.