Established in 1881, under the name “L’orphelinat des Arts” by Marie Laurent, assisted by Sarah Bernhardt and Hortense Schneider, the purpose of the Association was the help the children of artists, in need.
Throughout the duration of the 20th century a great number of artists contributed to its development and encouraged its action: Lucy Arbell, Gustave Charpentier, Yvonne Printemps, Juliette Achard, Suzanne Flon and many others…
Times have changed as has its vocation. Today, under the name, “Les Enfants des Arts”, it is engaged in the functioning and management of a residence lodging young talent that pursue their studies, most specifically the arts, in the Paris region.
These young talents can benefit from the beautiful mansion and garden of the painter Emile Adam bequeathed by Gustave Dore.
The association is composed of members or benefactors whether individuals or corporations, motivated by arts and education.
It is administered by a Board of Directors, that meets regularly, elected by an annual General Assembly of its members.
The residence is headed by a General manager, supervised by the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Association.
- Chairman : Laurent Hervé
- Vice-Chairman : Bernard Scheidecker
- Board members : Elisabeth Conte, Marie-Françoise de la Hogue, Aude de Mont-Serrat, Michèle Jouas, Janine Palmieri, Dominique Poullet, Sylvia Rubin, Association Massenet Internationale représentée par Hervé Oléon
General manager : Iklas Latour, assisted by Natacha Huchon
Any person wishing to participate actively in the approach of "Les Enfants des Arts" can join the Association by applying for candidacy at the head office of the association in Courbevoie.