France Télévisions FOUNDATION
Fondation France Télévisions: helps young people to develop through culture and audiovisual media
The first foundation created by a French audiovisual group, the Fondation France Télévisions was created in 2007 and this year will be restating its objectives at the beginning of a new five-year term.
In line with the intention of the France Télévisions group to maintain the values of public service, the mission of the Fondation France Télévisions is to promote access for young people to culture in all its forms of expression, to artistic practices and to the audiovisual arts and professions, to the benefit of social cohesion and equality of opportunity.
The Foundation carries out its commitment and employs its knowledge and determination to support a large variety of projects in favour of young people in positions of social, physical or intellectual fragility, on the basis of the conviction that access to culture is a key for finding one's place in society.
In the same spirit, and in parallel with the financial support that it provides to projects undertaken by associations and institutions, the Fondation France Télévisions is this year launching the third edition of the grants that it initiated in 2010. These grants are aimed at promoting access to audiovisual creation for new generations by offering them professional support by France Télévisions and the Université France Télévisions, and by providing them with the financial means to undertake their project.
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The Fondation France Télévisions is associated with the musée du quai Branly for the project : Les experts quai Branly
Since its creation the musée du quai Branly has aimed at improving accessibility for handicapped people, continuously implementing new mediation tools for these visitors. The project Les experts quai Branly falls within this remit, being intended for hard-of-hearing and deaf children from 8 to 12 years. It will be inaugurated in December 2012 during Accessibility Week.
This innovative multimedia system is at the heart of the aims of the Fondation France Télévisions, aiming as it does to facilitate access to cultural sites for handicapped children by means of the potential of multimedia, and by proposing an entertaining and sensory alternative to approaching culture.
In becoming a patron of the musée du quai Branly, the Fondation France Télévisions has associated itself with the project Les experts quai Branly; this project provides children suffering learning difficulties due to a lack of appropriate learning supports with greater independence through cultural practice and learning by means of the social use of multimedia technology.