With New Settings, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports each year the creation and diffusion of new performance works. The chosen projects all feature crossovers of some kind or another: playing on the porosity of the boundary between performing arts and visual arts, their creators experiment with original and unusual forms.
The productions supported by New Settings are selected through an annual call for projects that is addressed to artists worldwide, as well as through discussions held with the various partners of the programme. The Foundation accompanies projects from their production phase onwards and proposes performance dates with partner institutions in the Ile-de-France: the Théâtre de la Cité internationale, the Festival d’Automne in Paris, the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, the Théâtre de la Ville and the Centre Pompidou. Some projects are also presented in the United States thanks to the Foundation’s links with the FIAF-French Institute Alliance Française in New York.