International Circle - Africa

The IC – Africa is the only acquisition committee in France dedicated to the enrichment of modern and contemporary collections through the works of artists coming from the African region. Inaugurated in 2019, its members enjoy:
- Putting their points of view, experiences and personal perspectives into dialogue with those of the curators in order to acquire the African artists of tomorrow
- To be agents of change in mentalities and perceptions through the representation of African artists in the national collections
- To meet three times annually between Friends in order to exchange ideas and collectively promote, through art, the vast cultural richness and variety of an artistic scene in full renewal

These advantages are designed in a hybrid way, they will be offered in physical or virtual format, depending on the context.

*Conditional to the sanitary context
To know all about our offers:

The benefits

Attribution of your donation by vote during the IC–Africa acquisition meeting
Active contribution to the Museum’s acquisition strategy through meetings with the referent curators of the IC-Africa
Privileged contacts with the Museum Director and the curatorial team
Invitations to two international study trips in the company of the Museum Director or a member of the curatorial team*
Annual schedule of international events including some fifteen yearly meetings: receptions, fair walkthroughs, museum exhibitions, private collections and artists’ studios visits*
Privileged access to the Centre Pompidou outside the museum’s opening hours by appointment with the Friends’ team
Private Curator-led English visits of the Centre Pompidou’s exhibitions
Bimonthly programme of cultural visits organized in Paris*
Participation to cultural outings and trips in France (visits to exhibitions with the curators, encounters with artists and cultural figures from the region)*
Unlimited and priority access to the Centre Pompidou (one or two duo passes)
Privileged participation condition to the annual Gala Dinner of the Friends of the Centre Pompidou and invitations to other festive events (garden party in June, fashion party in July, Museum events)*
Complimentary catalogues of major exhibitions organized by the Centre Pompidou
VIP Passes to major International Contemporary Art Fairs*
Personal invitations to the pre-openings of the Centre Pompidou for two*

As well as the additional benefits at the Centre Pompidou

Free and privileged access to the Centre Pompidou’s programming for selected events (workshops, lectures, meetings with artists and evenings at the Museum)
Free Film Screenings at the Centre Pompidou and the BPI, except Cinéma du Reel
Reduced entry fee for all shows, children & family workshops, and “Face aux Oeuvres” cycles
5% off at the Centre Pompidou gift shop, and 10% off on the online store (excluding books)

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