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02.09.2016

CULTURAL START-UP OF THE WEEK: Art Kids Paris

Next-up on our online cultural entrepreneur series, the Forum d’Avignon would like to introduce: Art Kids Paris.

 What is your company’s objective?

Art Kids Paris aims at making art history more accessible for children from 5 years old up to 15 years old.

Several American studies have shown the importance of art for children’s education and personal growth.

Art Kids Paris wants to give art the same importance as sport and music in children’s every day life and education. In order to do so, we have created the concept of “artertainment” (contraction of “art” and “entertainment”). “Artertainment” is an introduction to art history and culture created in order to educate and have fun in the same time. Artertainement is developed through visits of museums and monuments. These visits are led by “Art Kids Sisters” who are art history students.

What challenges do you face in your development?  

Today our offer is still oriented towards visits and its various declinations (birthdays, short courses etc…). Our challenge is to broaden our offer in terms of diffusion and content.

For that, we are developing several projects such as the creation of an app, an Art Kids community together witha web series. Something similar to “Dora” but with culture so that Art and its History become a game for all children!

What does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur?

A cultural entrepreneur is to be passionate and trying all the time to be creative and innovate! We have the chance to be at the same time in cultural start-up environment and also in Ed-tech one. This double belonging forces us to explore the most innovating way in cultural awareness and education.

We are convinced to broadcast our passion for art to every child in the world.

Chloé Petitjean (co-founder), Delphine Bensimon (co-founder) and Clémence Marchisio (associate)

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The web series : we’re interviewing cultural start-ups – Contact us!

As part of its web series on cultural entrepreneurship, the Forum d’Avignon is proud to present each week exciting stories on cultural start-ups.

This project is part of the Forum d’Avignon’s on-going work, in line with its 2015 agenda, on the ‘hybridization of economic models in cultural and on the manifesto on cultural entrepreneurship in creative industries (to be published soon).

To participate and promote your cultural start-up on the Forum d’Avignon’s website: please send to the address forum-avignon.org@orange.fr:

  • A photo (website/founders/logo) in HD
  • A video link presenting your project
  • A short answer (2-3 lines, in English and French) to the following three questions:

                        - What is your project/idea/start-up?

                        - What is your current challenge?

                        - For you, what does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur