The year of comics is marked by the creation of the 9th Art Foundation. The organization will financially support projects related to comics, from creation to heritage, research, and innovation.

Created at the initiative of the International Comics and visual arts center and under the aegis of the Institut de France, this foundation is the first dedicated to comics. It is intended to encourage and support creative and innovative actors in the development of projects in which comics and all image professions play a decisive role.

The Foundation’s work will focus on five areas: supporting creation and authors, valuing heritage and developing knowledge, harnessing the educational potential of comics, supporting research and innovation, and developing national and international reach.

Institut de France – © Benh LIEU SONG

More info:

Fondation Cité du Neuvième Art (culture.gouv.fr)
Fondation Cité du Neuvième Art – Institut de France
création de la fondation cité du neuvième art, sous égide de l’institut de (…) – la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image (citebd.org)