New Settings
An international programme dedicated to the performing arts
Skills Academy

The Skills Academy

A professional skills upgrading programme
The Skills Academy is a programme organised by the Foundation dedicated to the transmission of craft skills and practices, and to opening them up to other fields, including design and engineering. Every two years, the Academy brings together a diverse range of professionals around a transdisciplinary theme.
Artist's Residencies

Artists' Residencies

Carte blanche to visual artists in the Hermès workshops
Every year since 2010, the Foundation has invited artists to explore exceptional skills and practices through residencies at the Hermès workshops. Offering a veritable carte blanche to creativity, the Artists’ Residencies programme enables participants to produce original works with exceptional materials as they work alongside Hermès artisans in an environment that encourages unusual and unique artistic experiments.

The Foundation’s exhibitions

Five spaces dedicated to contemporary art
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has five exhibition spaces worldwide. Situated in Europe and Asia and dedicated to contemporary art, these sites often present works on show for the first time; they aim to reach the broadest possible audience thanks to a policy of free admission. Each space is overseen by a specialist curator, who develops a unique programme that draws upon the local scene as well as featuring French and international artists.
Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques


A French American Photography Commission
Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission, is a programme by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès dedicated to contemporary photography. It attests to the Foundation’s bold and original engagement with this medium, and each year makes possible the creation, exhibition and publication of new works.

Biodiversity & Ecosystems

A commitment to the preservation of biodiversity
Fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and ecosystems. Taking inspiration from populations who are as one with fragile ecosystems, who call upon ancient practical skills to make use of raw materials and resources. And focusing the Foundation’s activities on making more information and training available on sustainable practices for growing crops, breeding livestock and developing the built environment.


Discovering artisan trades in the school environment
In 2016, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès launched a new programme devised for schools. Entitled Manufacto, the Skills Factory, the programme looks to introduce young students to craft skills and materials.
Docteur Fatiha association

Heart - Head - Hand
A charitable programme led by Hermès staff
Through H³, Hermès staff are invited to present charitable initiatives that they would like to accompany to the Foundation, which in turn provides support for a number of projects as part of the programme. The projects are all closely linked to the Foundation’s areas of intervention and reflect its social engagement.
Danse élargie

Artists in the Community

Amplifying artists’ voices
In 2018, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès created Artists in the Community, its second programme dedicated to the performing arts. Alongside New Settings, which accompanies artists in the creation of new work for the stage, Artists in the Community focuses on initiatives promoting transmission, some of which have already been supported by the Foundation for a number of years. The Foundation has further strengthened its commitment in this field through a set of scholarships designed to help financially disadvantaged students to access careers in the performing arts.