ART, CITIZENSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
ART, CITIZENSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

What is Thanks for nothing ?

THANKS FOR NOTHING
is a philanthropic platform that gathers actors of the art world, companies and civil society to promote civic and sustainable development projects across the world.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
was created in a global context of major advances but also important fractures: the increasing of social and economic inequalities, the political and territorial tensions. We must mobilise ourselves to build a more fair and fraternal world.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
creates echoes between artistic creation and its actions.
Just like art, we are multiple;
we don’t establish a hierarchy between the causes we defend;
we don’t have borders;
we aim every social category, each territory and each society;
we reinvent ourselves to understand the world in a different way.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
sees art first and foremost as a vector of citizenship. Art helps strengthening the ties in between the personal and the public sphere. Art conveys a sensible approach of the world, which leads to intercultural dialogues.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
brings together the art world and the voluntary sector engaged in sustainable development.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
mobilises the art community to contribute to the improvement of the society. Artists, collectors, curators, thinkers, gallerists, museums and international manifestations represent this vibrant community.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
takes concrete actions in three areas: sustainable development for social progress, environmental preservation and the strengthening of human rights, stability and education.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
organises every year a major event gathering the payers and leading figures of the art world. This event seeks a vast audience, while at the same time increasing public awareness of social, environmental and development issues through artistic creation.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
produces cultural events that can take the form of an exhibition, a festival, a program of encounters and discussions, or any other form that could be imagined with the partner location. Each time, we are committed to conveive events according to the reality of the ground. At the source of an intensive exchange, our action seeks to be as flexible as possible, with the guiding principle that art is the vehicle of our poetic ambition. Each project is designed together with the artists, the partner location and the promoted charities.

THANKS FOR NOTHING
works in close collaboration with charities and active NGOs on the field. They are part of the project as of the initial stage of reflection, first as designer and finally as beneficiary. They help us understand, through in-depth discussion, their way of functioning, the daily reality of the causes they defend and their specific needs. Thereby, we can design together the ideal project with maximum impact for their actions within their capacities. We support these charities on long-term projects.

Everyone, from actors of the art world, to business or civil society can make his voice matter.

Who are we ?

BLANCHE DE LESTRANGE
Director of Programming and Cultural Development at FIAC

Since 2010, Blanche has developed and managed the “Hors les Murs” program, including exhibitions of works in the Tuileries Garden, the National Museum of Natural History, the Berges de Seine, the Place Vendôme and, more recently, the Petit Palais or the Maison de la Radio. Nearly sixty artworks are installed in the public space every year, open and free of access to all.

As part of the artistic programs of FIAC, she also runs a program of performances, dance, artists’ films and conferences in collaboration with major Parisian institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, the Palais de la Découverte, or the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

She also curated the performance programme “À Rebours” at the Silencio and “L’Eveil du Printemps” for the Toulouse International Festival, le Printemps de Septembre.

Blanche lives and works in Paris, France.

MARINE VAN SCHOONBEEK
Director at Chantal Crousel Gallery

Since 2015, Marine oversees the strategic development of the gallery and manages the relationships and sales to institutions and collectors.

From 2012 to 2015, Marine was Director of the VIP and Institutional Relations at FIAC. For 3 years, she developed the entire program for VIPs, in partnership with 200 institutions, foundations and international private collections.

From 2009 to 2012, she was Responsible for Public Relations and Sponsorship at the Centre Pompidou-Metz. She notably put in place the fundraising activities and coordinated the official inauguration of the site, the first major cultural institution to be delocalised in France.

In 2008, she was appointed Assistant Curator by Robert Fitzpatrick, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and analysed the structures of American cultural institutions.

Marine lives and works in Paris, France.

CHARLOTTE VON STOTZINGEN
Co-founder Learning Lions gUG and Startup Lions GmbH

Co-founder in 2015 of a pioneer youth empowerment and employment program for remote regions of Eastern Africa, Charlotte created LEARNING LIONS gUG, a non-profit IT and media jobs Institute and STARTUPS LIONS GmbH, a social incubator for digital start-ups based in Turkana, Kenya.

Thanks to her engagement on the field in a region located at the borders of South Soudan, Uganda and Ethiopia, she developed a first-hand knowledge of sustainable development issues.

She previously worked for 5 years as External Relations Manager and Director of Research and Exhibitions at Blondeau & Cie, Geneva, a contemporary and modern art adviser sourcing historical masterworks for museums and major collections.

Charlotte lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland.

Our first ACTION in 2107

OLAFUR ELIASSON X SOCIAL OBJECT

Our second ACTION in 2017

OLAFUR ELIASSON X SOCIAL OBJECT

 

SOCIAL OBJECT is an artistic and useful object.

Created by an international artist in collaboration with a charity that works in favour of sustainable development, it can be bought, collected and used by everyone, invited to support concretely the emancipation of the most disadvantaged populations.

Each year, we create a new SOCIAL OBJECT.

It is a symbol of sharing and commitment to citizenship.

SOCIAL OBJECT represents, beyond the object, a long-term project that aims to promote understanding between people and bridge national, cultural and social barriers.

The development, dissemination and distribution of this object are the starting point for the organization of meetings, exchanges, debates and sharing of knowledge.

In 2017, OLAFUR ELIASSON X SOCIAL OBJECT is the first object of sharing.

Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed the LITTLE SUN solar-powered products to get clean, reliable and affordable light to the 1.1 billion people living without electricity in areas of the world known as ‘off-grid’ areas.

LITTLE SUN allows everyone to acquire an artist’s object, while committing to protecting the environment and sustainable development.

LITTLE SUN allows poor and refugee populations to have light to study at home, work longer, or meet in the evening with family or friends.

In collaboration with the artist, THANKS FOR NOTHING coordinates the distribution and sale of this first social object in public and private art institutions as well as at FIAC 2017. On the occasion of FIAC 2017, a program of events, conferences, workshops and projections around the artist’s work and social engagement will be proposed to raise awareness among the general public.

With the purchase of a LITTLE SUN, everybody can be a part of a concrete action of support in favour of this charitable cause.

This year, the objective is to raise the necessary funds for the production and transport of 50,000 solar lamps and 1,000 solar chargers. They will be distributed in the primary schools of Turkana, a remote and desert region in northern Kenya, as well as in the Kakuma refugee camp, one of the largest in the world, also located in Turkana on the South Sudanese border.

Become a partner

 

THANKS FOR NOTHING wants to collaborate with you, donors and patrons who share the same values and believe in the power of the artistic creation to encourage citizen involvement.

We build strong links with you in a true logic of dialogue, encounters and content development. We want to build long-term partnerships based on trust.

You, donors and patrons, benefit from tax advantages thanks to the structure of THANKS FOR NOTHING.

You will also benefit from visibility on all our communication supports and get invitations to the events we organise (auctions, exhibitions, meetings with artists …).

To put you at the heart of our action, we involve you in the realisation of the projects in a simple and playful way. Depending on the level of collaboration, we put our expertise in dialogue with yours in order to realise artistic projects that can take place in your spaces, headquarters …

Each collaboration is unique and we work with you to forge a partnership that is tailored to your philanthropic endeavours.

DONORS
from € 15,000

MAJOR DONORS
from € 50,000

PATRONS
from € 100,000

OFFICIAL PATRON
from € 200,000

Become a member of the support committee

TAX BENEFITS
The Endowment Funds were created in February 2009 in order to offer an innovative vehicle for patronage on major development projects. They combine the advantages of solidity and transparency of a foundation with those of simplicity and proximity of an association. This structure makes it possible to use all the tax exemption measures put in place by the legislators.

YOU ARE A COMPANY:
You benefit from the law of 23 July 1987 amended by the “Aillagon Law” of August 2003, and therefore a reduction of the corporate tax equal to 60% of the amount paid and up to 0.5% of the sales revenue with the possibility of deferring the surplus over the next five years.

YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE ISF:
You benefit from the “Aillagon Law” of August 2003 offering an income tax reduction equal to 66% of the amount paid and up to 20% of the taxable income, with the possibility of deferring the surplus over the next 5 years.

YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT TO THE ISF:
You also benefit from tax exemption on income tax but you can also deduct your donation from the ISF subject to a “temporary donation of the usufruct of a property”. Usufruct is the transfer of the enjoyment of property from one owner to another.

Examples:
You give € 200,000, your donation costs € 80,000 net after tax exemption
You give € 100,000, your donation costs € 40,000 net after tax exemption
You give € 50,000, your donation costs € 20,000 net after tax exemption

Examples:
You give € 200,000, your donation costs € 68,000 net after tax exemption
You give € 100,000, your donation costs € 34,000 net after tax exemption
You give € 50,000, your donation costs € 17,500 net after tax exemption

Examples:
An individual with a patrimony of € 1.5M gives the usufruct of a property corresponding to € 750,000. He pays the income of the property (3%) to the Endowment Fund, ie € 22,500 per year:
IR: 66% of the donation is deducted from income tax: the actual cost of the donation will be € 7,650.
ISF: the donor can exclude entirely the property from which he has given usufruct of his patrimony subject to the ISF.
Its declared assets would thus be only € 750,000, and therefore not taxable to the ISF.

Friends

DONATION: FROM € 5,000
AFTER TAX DEDUCTION: € 1, 700

1 invitation for the Grand Opening of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at the Palais Tokyo
 1 invitation for the Annual Gala Dinner of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING
 1 Social Object X Olafur Eliasson

Donors

DONATION: from € 15,000
AFTER TAX DEDUCTION: € 5,100

Mention on our website and on our social networks
Mention in the Christies Catalogue of the Benefit Auction WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY
2 invitations for the Grand Opening of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at the Palais de Tokyo
2 invitations for the Private Cocktail of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at Azzedine Alaia’s Gallery
2 Social Objects X Olafur Eliasson
2 invitations for the Annual Gala Dinner of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING

Major Donors

DONATION: from € 50,000
AFTER TAX DEDUCTION: € 20,000

Mention on our website and on our social network
Mention in the Christies Catalogue of the Benefit Auction WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY
5 invitations for the Grand Opening of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at the Palais de Tokyo
5 invitations for the Private Cocktail of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at Azzedine Alaia’s Gallery
5 Social Objects X Olafur Eliasson
2 invitations for the Annual Gala Dinner of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING
1 Representative on the Honorary Committee of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING

MAJOR PATRONS

DONATION: From € 100,000
AFTER TAX DEDUCTION: € 40,000

Signature of all the communication materials, presentation on a dedicated page of our website and in the press kit of the Benefit Auction WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY
Mention of your action as “Major Patron” and short description of your involvement in the Christie’s Catalogue of the Benefit Auction WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY
10 invitations for the Grand Opening of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at the Palais de Tokyo
10 invitations for the Private Cocktail of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at Azzedine Alaia’s Gallery
5 Social Objects X Olafur Eliasson
5 invitations for the Annual Gala Dinner of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING
1 Representative on the Honorary Committee of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING
The creation of 1 artistic content tailored to the project Social Object of the year: organising a workshop, a conference, a performance …

Official patron

DONATION: from € 200,000
AFTER TAX DEDUCTION: € 80,000

Exclusivity in the sector of activity
Signature of all the communication materials, presentation on a dedicated page of our  website and in the press kit of the Benefit Auction WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY
Mention of your action as ”Official Patron” and description of your involvement in the Christie’s catalogue of the Benefit Auction WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY
Signing of the BETC Campaign
15 invitations for the Grand Opening of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at the Palais de Tokyo
15 invitations for the Private Cocktail of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at Azzedine Alaia’s Gallery
5 Social Objects X Olafur Eliasson
10 invitations for the Annual Gala Dinner of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING
1 Representative on the Honorary Committee of the Foundation THANKS FOR NOTHING
The creation of 1 project and multiple artistic contents tailored to the project Social Object of the year