Villa du Parc
La Villa du Parc is a contemporary art center dedicated to the visual arts.
The center supports and exhibits contemporary artists who are committed to a professional art practice that is bond up with society and the political and esthetic issues it currently faces.
A tool for artists in producing and creating art, La Villa du Parc also serves the general public as a place to meet with others and discover the new. Our center develops programs for helping our audience to access and enjoy the art of today in made-to-measure initiatives that never lose sight of our audience, solidly anchored in the idea and ideal of discussion and reflecting together before the work of art.
Devising our program of exhibitions and events at La Villa du Parc is based on the diversity of practices, mirroring the world of contemporary art (painting, drawing, photography, video, writing, etc.). Each year the center comes up with a theme for the season, a theme that can be esthetic, societal, or geographic, allowing our featured artists to tackle a concept or field of activities from a range of viewpoints and timeframes.
Three major annual shows that are augmented by initiatives in- and outside the center in a range of formats (publications, events), along with artists’ residencies taking place in the social domain (businesses, hospitals, etc.), contribute to the center’s overall project of artistic experimentation.
La Villa du Parc strives to work across disciplines and with and within the regional community. Our art center regularly collaborates with cultural institutions in and around Annemasse and beyond the border in Geneva. Special coproduction projects are also done both nationally and internationally.
La Villa du Parc was officially designated a “centre d’art contemporain d’intérêt national” (contemporary art center of national interest) in 2020 by the Ministry of Culture, recognizing “the excellence of the work done by the contemporary art center [and] the quality of the support it provides artists,” and reaffirming the center’s “singular structuring place in the region, in the service of both contemporary artmaking and the public” it serves.
Partners and networks
La Villa du Parc enjoys the generous support of:
the City of Annemasse,
the Department of Haute-Savoie,
the Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes Region,
DRAC Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes,
the Ministry of National Education, Youth, and Sports,
the Ministry of Culture.
La Villa du Parc is part of and actively participates in several professional local, regional, national, and transnational networks:
Altitudes (réseau d’art contemporain en territoire alpin/contemporary art network in the alpine region)
AC//RA (Art Contemporain en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Contemporary Art in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
d.c.a. (Développement des centres d’art/Art Center Development)
BLA! Association nationale des professionnel·le·s de la médiation en art contemporain/National association of outreach professionals in contemporary art
Our contemporary art center and Ecole des Beaux-Arts du Genevois have forged a partnership agreement with the aim of working together in the long term for students in their final year in preparation for university-level studies.
Become a patron
BECOME A PATRON
You can build a bilateral relationship that makes it possible to forge a long-term art patronage with the center. La Villa du Parc has created 3 ways to work together with us that enable our partners to be in perfect sync with their own communications strategies.
THREE COMMITMENT LEVELS (good for one season)
Each level of commitment corresponds to an option in terms of communications, public relations, and access to different activities and initiatives at the center.
— how to become an art patron.
La Villa du Parc and its partners would like to unite all local and regional businesses that are interested in art. The mission of our Patronage Program is to strengthen the connections between two worlds, culture and making art, on the one hand, and the economy and production, on the other. The program likewise fosters exchanges among all our partners.
— why become an art patron?
Being associated with an event allows your firm to:
• Take part in quality initiatives in the domain of art patronage
• Highlight your firm’s identity and its position in the market
• Promote a particular communications policy externally with your clients and internally with your staff
• Benefit from a cultural and economic network along with other specific advantages
By supporting the arts at La Villa du Parc, you or your business will enjoy reductions in various taxes owed and other significant fiscal benefits provided by the law of 1 August 2003 regarding financial support for the arts:
– A tax reduction of 60 % of the amount of your donation in conformance with business taxes, within 0.5 % of the annual revenue of your business, with the possibility of carrying forward the surplus – if your participation exceeds the threshold – over the next five fiscal years (Cerfa no. 11580*02 tax receipt for donations concerning works of art).
– Compensation in terms of communications and public relations for your firm, capped at 25 % of the amount of the donation (inclusion of your logo on communications issued by the art center, private tours of current exhibitions, visitors’ passes for shows and events at La Villa du Parc).
60 % reduction of your tax load and 25 % in equivalent value, in other words an overall benefit of 85 % of the donated amount for your supporting business or firm.
La Villa du Parc works with freelance graphic designers for our graphic identity. In 2014 we began a fruitful collaboration with the design duo Syndicat that ended in 2018. Charles Villa took over at that point and designed all the print supports for advertising the art center’s shows and events. He also laid out the present site in 2021.