Photography has formed part of HSBC France’s cultural engagement for many years.
The Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, founded in April 1995, is now in its 22nd year of supporting talented new photographers. As well as having a collection of their works published, winning artists have the opportunity to exhibit in five different locations across France or abroad. The programme supports them to produce new works for the final exhibition, giving a further boost to their artistic development.
The annual competition is open from September to November to any photographer who has not had a collection of their work published previously. All ages and nationalities can apply.
Each year, an artistic advisor selects around ten candidates who are presented to the Executive Committee. The Committee then chooses two winners.
Laura Pannack and Mélanie Wenger have been chosen by the Executive Committee as winners from the 10 artists selected by María García Yelo, this year’s artistic advisor.
Visit the site to find the latest information: Prix HSBC pour la Photographie website
As part of its commitment to helping young talent, HSBC France provides special support to a selected group of students at the Académie du Festival d’Aix. Each year since 2006, the artistic director of the Festival has selected young musicians including singers, pianists, vocal coaches and chamber music ensembles to receive HSBC support.
Following their award, the HSBC Laureates of the Académie perform at venues across Europe (Opéra de Lille, Philharmonie de Paris) as well as at the Festival d’Aix itself. This creates a long-term artistic relationship with each and every one of them.
Since 2014, le Festival d’Aix and Outhere Music have also co-produced a series of recordings featuring a new generation of artists from the Académie.
For more information and to know the concerts’s dates: www.festival-aix.com
Since 2007, HSBC France has been the official partner of PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design). This partnership allows customers access to a leading cultural event. PAD displays artworks ranging from the 20th century to the present day.
This partnership enables HSBC to give its clients access to an event that matches their cultural aspirations and gives them the opportunity to invest in pieces by up-and-coming artists that may, in time, come to be recognised and valued by collectors. The great diversity of the works presented at PAD, from the early 20th century to contemporary pieces, demonstrates a mindset shared by the world of design and HSBC: supporting human ambition and demonstrating internationally recognised expertise.
For more information: www.pad-fairs.com/paris/en/
As part of its commitment to education and supporting future generations, HSBC has been a partner of the Cité de la Réussite initiative for more than 20 years.
Created in 1989 at La Sorbonne, the Cité de la Réussite brings together students, politicians, businesspeople and thinkers to debate social issues. The Cité de la Réussite offers an opportunity for HSBC to create a lasting relationship with young generations.
The next edition of the Cité de la Réussite will take place on 18 and 19 November 2017 at La Sorbonne. The theme will be “Transmission”.
For more information: www.citédelareussite.com
Created in 2008, the HSBC Family Golf Tour is a unique concept in France. This series of tournaments allows members of a family to play together on some of France’s most impressive golf courses. This amateur golf competition reflects HSBC’s values of being open, dependable and connected.
In 2017, the 10th edition of the HSBC Family Golf Tour has 6 stages in region, with a national final taking place in the RCF Golf de La Boulie, the Tuesday 17th of October.
The HSBC Group is involved in professional, amateur and junior golf in more than 25 countries. The bank sponsors prestigious professional tournaments such as WGC-HSBC Champions in China and the HSBC’s Women’s Champions in Singapore.
For more information: www.hsbcgolf.com
Since 2010 HSBC has been the official sponsor of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The series consists of 10 tournaments around the world.
Rugby Sevens is a variant of the sport involving teams of seven players. In 2016, rugby was played at the Olympic Games for the first time since 1924, enabling the sport to reach new audiences worldwide.
HSBC has always given sport a prominent place in its partnership policy, supporting major international events including Wimbledon and the WGC-HSBC Champions. Sports such as Rugby Sevens require qualities which reflect HSBC’s own values of being open, dependable and connected.
The next stage in Paris will take place on 13 and 14 May 2017.
For more information: www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series
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