For the past few years, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais has been involving its donors – businesses and private collectors – in all of its activities. These collaborations illustrate the Frac’s desire to build bridges between the cultural milieu and local, regional, national and international economic agents. The bonds thus created make possible fruitful forms of exchanging ideas and sharing experiences: businesses, an essential part of society, are among the Frac’s cherished interlocutors.
Since Frac’s November 2013 relocation to its new building, designed by the architects Lacaton & Vassal (winner of the Equerre d’argent architectural award in 2011), it seeks to give new impetus to its collaborations with private-sector partners. Maintaining both its national and international presence, the Frac’s new building provides it with spaces with multiple possibilities: exhibition galleries, lecture halls, spaces for outreach activities or special events such as receptions, etc. The wealth of its programming in contemporary art and design as well as in other artistic disciplines provides any number of doors through which to enter into an understanding and awareness of contemporary art.
Why become a donor to Frac Nord-Pas de Calais? Becoming a Frac donor is one way to :
Support an organisation and space with ongoing activities
Contribute to providing access to contemporary art for all
Support creation in contemporary art and design
Be a part of the Frac’s regional and international presence
Ways of Giving to Frac Nord-Pas de Calais
Donors can contribute by making a financial donation, contributing their skills or by donating or lending materials.
A donation can be a one-time or annual gift. Every donor is directly involved in the Frac’s activities by identifying the purpose of their support, which might involve creating a specific activity in keeping with the Frac’s mission: supporting the organisation’s operations, funding a travelling exhibition, contributing to publications, bringing an artist to the Frac, supporting an educational programme, conducting outreach to a target audience, etc.
The benefits and reciprocities that donors enjoy are defined jointly by the donor and the Frac according to the nature of their support: logo placement on communication materials, named spaces, private tours for the business’s employees and clients, etc.
Under the terms of law 2003-709 with respect to donations to associations and foundations, enacted 1 August 2003, a business making a financial donation to a general-interest cultural institution receives in return a fiscal deduction of 60% of its donation and in-kind reciprocities worth up to 25% of its donation.