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As every year, the Pavillon Bosio Visual Arts School, also known as ESAP, will open its doors to the public for its traditional Open Day on Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Drawings, installations, video, volume, and collective and scenographic projects will be presented. Teachers and students will welcome and inform future candidates about the courses offered, which include a National Diploma of Visual Arts (equivalent to a 3-year University degree) and Masters of Visual Arts (a 5-year University degree equivalent).
Two sessions have been opened for entrance examinations and equivalence commissions. The first on Thursday, April 12, from 9 am, and Friday, April 13 (submission of applications before March 29). The second on Tuesday, September 4, from 9 am, and Wednesday, September 5, by appointment (submission of candidatures before August 21).
To register, candidates must be under the age of 24 on the date of the contest; have a baccalaureate (students in Terminale are admitted subject to graduation); or have attended or finished university studies in France or abroad.
Exceptional derogations may be granted to candidates with a professional background or studies in line with artistic studies (for non-graduates, the level of general education must be equivalent to a baccalaureate).
Non-francophone students must pass a written test in French.
The academic year will begin on Monday, September 24. The registration fee for the entrance examination is €30.
The school, which is located on the Rock, also takes an active part in promoting contemporary works and Monaco’s cultural vocation.
In an effort to raise public awareness about art, ESAP offers technical workshops “to those who would like to initiate themselves to art or increase the spontaneity of their artistic expression”.
Courses are taught by qualified art teachers and the programs offered follow specific pedagogical project guidelines.
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Prince Albert hosted the members of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation on March 2, which assembled for its 24th meeting in the Principality.
The meeting was mainly devoted to the examination of 24 new projects concerning climate change, biodiversity and water, which may be supported by the Foundation. After the Scientific and Technical Committee makes its recommendations, these will go for approval by the Board of Directors on June 22.
Among the projects presented were a plastic source study conducted by IUCN and BeMed, a WWF program to combat deforestation in Colombia, and CIESM monitoring of large predator (shark and ray) migrations in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea.
Since its creation in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has supported 424 projects to a total value of €39 million.
[caption id="attachment_29355" align="alignnone" width="640"] Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital, presents Prince Albert with a special 2018 CleanEquity Monaco Award, designed by American conceptual artist Darren Bader.. Photo: CleanEquity Monaco[/caption]
Prince Albert revealed the new Award for Sustainability with the Nobel Sustainability Trust and a Global Green Investment Bank, at the CleanEquity Monaco conference last Friday at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.
Referring to CleanEquity Monaco, which he co-founded with Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital, in 2007, the Sovereign Prince said he was proud that “the conference has become an important part of the sustainability landscape. Over the years, some 300 companies have presented their plans to over 1600 attendees.
“These companies have gone on to raise nearly $2 billion, friendships have been forged, and greater strides have been made towards a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.”
The Prince then announced “a new initiative that has origins in the multidisciplinary nature of CleanEquity Monaco, the creation of a new Global Award for Sustainability and a Global Green Investment Bank.”
As HSH stated, the Nobel Prizes continue to be recognised as some of the world’s greatest accolades. “Sustainability was a key concept for the three Nobel brothers Alfred, Ludwig and Robert. It has now become a vital part of our modern lives; but the concept was not included in Alfred’s will. So, because the Nobel Foundation cannot add to its portfolio of prizes, four Nobel family members, in agreement with the Foundation, formed the Nobel Sustainability Trust to promote sustainability in modern life.
"The trust’s mission is to sustain quality of life in the face of threats – pollution, climate change – and to create the Award for Sustainability.”
Monaco will host the Sustainability Award Ceremony in 2020 or 2021.
Back in 2012, the Nobel Sustainability Trust co-hosted CleanEquity Monaco and engaged Innovator Capital to develop the Nobel Sustainability Fund, the world’s first multi-phase, multi-technology, multi-geography sustainable technology fund. It was launched in June 2016, by Earth Capital Partners and was seeded by the Monaco Reserve Fund.
[caption id="attachment_29260" align="alignnone" width="640"] HSH Prince Albert at the 2018 CleanEquity Monaco Awards Ceremony. Photo: Monaco Life[/caption]
Mungo Park added, “We are creating a multi-sovereign backed Global Green Investment Bank and other nations are waiting to participate as soon as the corporate structure is in place.”
Mr Park explained that the investment bank “will provide a service to technology companies and specifically, will not compete with the investment community”.
“Quite the opposite,” he assured. “In fact, its model will be to help companies become investor-ready, bridge financing at a fair and reasonable margin above the investment bank’s cost of money, and will enable companies to strengthen their boards, their management teams, their documentation and their intellectual property portfolios.”
Chairman of the Nobel Sustainability Trust, Professor Michael Nobel, commented, “The official recognition of the award and the Nobel Sustainability Trust foundation expressed during this CleanEquity Monaco conference is of outmost importance, both to the organisation and myself. The tremendous value of such a recognition being confirmed by a world-renown expert in the field like HSH Prince Albert in a plenary session of a meeting of this type cannot be underestimated."
Professor Nobel went on to say, "The issue of sustainability has in recent years become vitally important for mankind's wellbeing and even chances of long term survival. It goes far beyond what was thought necessary or important in earlier times. This is also why it has become so important that all of humanity, and not only special interest groups, recognises that sustainability policies needs to become and remain an integral part of our activities in order for us to prosper. Actions and words by recognised world leaders in the field, like Prince Albert, help create and reinforce such beliefs."
Following the groundbreaking announcements, Prince Albert, who will celebrate his 60th birthday on Wednesday March, 14, presented the three CleanEquity Awards, designed this year by American conceptual artist Darren Bader.
The awards winners were: Superdielectrics for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Research; NanoSpun for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Development; and BBOXX for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Commercialisation.
Over the two days, twenty-seven companies presented at the 11th edition of the invitation-only CleanEquity Monaco.
“It’s the people assembled in this room that help turn science fiction into science fact,” said Prince Albert and their clean technologies are testament to his long-standing commitment for the Principality to be a model green country, which respects the natural environment and subscribes to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Article first published on March 13, 2018.
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