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Art Explora

Created in November 2019 by French entrepreneur and patron of the arts Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora aims to reduce the cultural divide and bring works of art to new, large and diverse audiences.
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Manifesto

Art is everywhere: in theatres and museums, but also in our streets, our public spaces, and on our screens.

Art in all its forms has never been so close at hand.

And yet, art still only appeals to the same audiences, to insiders who already know what makes it so essential.

But it should involve us all. Because experiencing art makes us stronger and offers us so much.

It makes us dream, raises questions, and opens up paths of understanding.

Together, art and artists help ideas to evolve and societies to progress. They allow us to better understand the world, others, and ourselves.

Art makes us better.

It is so powerful that we must all be able to experience it.

Driven by this belief, we created Art Explora.

We are a community of enthusiasts determined to bring everyone to art. And to enable us all to enjoy everything it has to offer.

Our team

The founder

Frédéric Jousset

President-founder

After graduating from HEC Paris in 1992 (he currently chairs the HEC Alumni network), in 2000, Frédéric Jousset co-founded Webhelp, which has become a global leader in managing customer relationships. He is very passionate about art and culture, and is actively involved in the cultural world. In particular, he chaired the board of directors of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Paris National School of Fine Arts) from 2011 to 2014, is a board member of the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs (National School of Decorative Arts), and has been a board member of the Louvre since 2016.

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Frédéric Jousset

After graduating from HEC Paris in 1992 (he currently chairs the HEC Alumni network), in 2000, Frédéric Jousset co-founded Webhelp, which has become a global leader in managing customer relationships. He is very passionate about art and culture, and is actively involved in the cultural world. In particular, he chaired the board of directors of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Paris National School of Fine Arts) from 2011 to 2014, is a board member of the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs (National School of Decorative Arts), and has been a board member of the Louvre since 2016.

Team France

Bruno Julliard

Director

As a law student, Bruno was elected as Chairman of the leading student union, UNEF, in 2005. In 2008, he became deputy-mayor in charge of youth for the City of Paris. As First Deputy to the Mayor of Paris, he was in charge of culture, artistic professions and heritage in 2014. He sits on a the boards of a number of Paris’ cultural institutions and, between 2014 and 2018, was Chairman of Paris Musées, a public body representing the 14 museums of the City of Paris. As special advisor to the Ministry of National Education, he helped to draw up education policy guidelines in 2012. He left the City of Paris Council in 2018 to join Frédéric Jousset who was prefiguring Art Explora, and became the director of the foundation on its creation in 2019.

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Bruno Julliard

As a law student, Bruno was elected as Chairman of the leading student union, UNEF, in 2005. In 2008, he became deputy-mayor in charge of youth for the City of Paris. As First Deputy to the Mayor of Paris, he was in charge of culture, artistic professions and heritage in 2014. He sits on a the boards of a number of Paris’ cultural institutions and, between 2014 and 2018, was Chairman of Paris Musées, a public body representing the 14 museums of the City of Paris. As special advisor to the Ministry of National Education, he helped to draw up education policy guidelines in 2012. He left the City of Paris Council in 2018 to join Frédéric Jousset who was prefiguring Art Explora, and became the director of the foundation on its creation in 2019.

Blanche de Lestrange

Artistic director

Following her Sorbonne undergraduate degree in history of art, Blanche graduated from Sciences Po Paris and has been deputy director in charge of the FIAC artistic programming and « Hors les Murs » programs since 2010. She has also directed performance, dance, artists’ films and conference programs in collaboration with major cultural institutions such as the Louvre, the Palais de la découverte and the Centre Pompidou, and was co-curator for performance programs at the Silencio in Paris and the Printemps de Septembre contemporary art festival. In 2017, she co-founded the association Thanks for Nothing, which creates links between the art world and charity organizations. At Art Explora, she will develop artist residencies at the Cité internationale des arts in Montmartre and build synergies with the foundation’s cultural partners.

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Blanche de Lestrange

Following her Sorbonne undergraduate degree in history of art, Blanche graduated from Sciences Po Paris and has been deputy director in charge of the FIAC artistic programming and « Hors les Murs » programs since 2010. She has also directed performance, dance, artists’ films and conference programs in collaboration with major cultural institutions such as the Louvre, the Palais de la découverte and the Centre Pompidou, and was co-curator for performance programs at the Silencio in Paris and the Printemps de Septembre contemporary art festival. In 2017, she co-founded the association Thanks for Nothing, which creates links between the art world and charity organizations. At Art Explora, she will develop artist residencies at the Cité internationale des arts in Montmartre and build synergies with the foundation’s cultural partners.

Agnès de T’Serclaes

Chief operations officer

After a graduation from ESSEC Business School, Agnès started her career at Procter&Gamble following first experiences at the Petit Palais Museum and McKinsey. During 12 years at P&G, she worked on marketing positions travelling between France and Spain and was appointed Category Director in charge of marketing and sales for a brand portfolio. In 2013 she moved in Colombia and launched Kidizz Latam, the latin american subsidiary of the French Startup Kidizz. She successfully developped the company in 5 countries before flying back to France in 2019. Convinced by the Foundation’s project, Agnès joins Art Explora to lead its operations and manage the development of the main projects to come.

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Agnès de T’Serclaes

After a graduation from ESSEC Business School, Agnès started her career at Procter&Gamble following first experiences at the Petit Palais Museum and McKinsey. During 12 years at P&G, she worked on marketing positions travelling between France and Spain and was appointed Category Director in charge of marketing and sales for a brand portfolio. In 2013 she moved in Colombia and launched Kidizz Latam, the latin american subsidiary of the French Startup Kidizz. She successfully developped the company in 5 countries before flying back to France in 2019. Convinced by the Foundation’s project, Agnès joins Art Explora to lead its operations and manage the development of the main projects to come.

Philippe Rivière

Head of digital strategy

Following his Ecole du Louvre undergraduate degree, Philippe obtained a DEA (M.Phil) in the history of art at Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, and a DESS (postgraduate diploma) in document engineering at ENSSIB. Since then he has held some key roles in the digital world of some of Paris’ cultural institutions. More recently, he was deputy development manager and head of digital services and communication at Paris Musées. Philippe now manages the foundation’s digital strategy. Beyond elaborating strategy, he also leads the design and implementation of various digital resources and contributes to the setting up of national and international partnerships.

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Philippe Rivière

Following his Ecole du Louvre undergraduate degree, Philippe obtained a DEA (M.Phil) in the history of art at Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, and a DESS (postgraduate diploma) in document engineering at ENSSIB. Since then he has held some key roles in the digital world of some of Paris’ cultural institutions. More recently, he was deputy development manager and head of digital services and communication at Paris Musées. Philippe now manages the foundation’s digital strategy. Beyond elaborating strategy, he also leads the design and implementation of various digital resources and contributes to the setting up of national and international partnerships.

Léa Forget

Head of communication and digital marketing

After graduating from the EDHEC Business School with a specialization in management and marketing, Léa worked on communication and activation missions for different companies such as L’Occitane en Provence and more recently the Danone Group. She worked during 5 years on the sponsoring and communication strategy of the company and its cultural and sport events. Specialized in content creation, she joins the foundation in 2020 as head of communication and marketing digital with the mission to spread Art Explora’s messages and projects and address the widest audience as possible.

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Léa Forget

After graduating from the EDHEC Business School with a specialization in management and marketing, Léa worked on communication and activation missions for different companies such as L’Occitane en Provence and more recently the Danone Group. She worked during 5 years on the sponsoring and communication strategy of the company and its cultural and sport events. Specialized in content creation, she joins the foundation in 2020 as head of communication and marketing digital with the mission to spread Art Explora’s messages and projects and address the widest audience as possible.

Laure de Moussac

In charge of the volunteer network and cultural roadshows

After graduating from HEC Paris with a Master’s degree in sustainable development and social innovation, Laure worked for one year with Big Mamma, a fast growing startup in the food industry, as an offer development manager before joining Art Explora. Laure has a dual French and Italian nationality, she is fond of arts and culture and has previously worked with the French Ministry of Culture as partnership manager for the Pass Culture app, an engagement of President Emmanuel Macron for the cultural sector, which consists in a platform giving access to a large cultural offer to each citizen reaching majority. She is now in charge of building the foundation’s network of volunteers and implementing cultural roadshows.

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Laure de Moussac

After graduating from HEC Paris with a Master’s degree in sustainable development and social innovation, Laure worked for one year with Big Mamma, a fast growing startup in the food industry, as an offer development manager before joining Art Explora. Laure has a dual French and Italian nationality, she is fond of arts and culture and has previously worked with the French Ministry of Culture as partnership manager for the Pass Culture app, an engagement of President Emmanuel Macron for the cultural sector, which consists in a platform giving access to a large cultural offer to each citizen reaching majority. She is now in charge of building the foundation’s network of volunteers and implementing cultural roadshows.

Mathilda Bossé

Digital projects manager

Following her Ecole du Louvre Master in Art History, Mathilda graduated in Museum and Cultural Heritage Management studies from Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne. She then spent 3 years promoting the cultural and urban heritage of Bordeaux Metropole, developing a specific interest in new technologies applied to the cultural field. In 2019, after obtaining a licence in digital content production, she specializes in managing digital projects to support innovative manners of transmitting and sharing art and culture. In 2021, she joined the digital team of Art Explora. She is currently in charge of monitoring the digital platform Art Explora Academy developments.

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Mathilda Bossé

Following her Ecole du Louvre Master in Art History, Mathilda graduated in Museum and Cultural Heritage Management studies from Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne. She then spent 3 years promoting the cultural and urban heritage of Bordeaux Metropole, developing a specific interest in new technologies applied to the cultural field. In 2019, after obtaining a licence in digital content production, she specializes in managing digital projects to support innovative manners of transmitting and sharing art and culture. In 2021, she joined the digital team of Art Explora. She is currently in charge of monitoring the digital platform Art Explora Academy developments.

Zoé Dailey

Artistic projects manager

Zoé Dailey has been working in the arts and events sector since 2013. After several experiences in galleries or for exhibitions such as the Parcours Saint-Germain, she was in charge of FIAC's artistic programmes from 2015 to 2021. Zoé contributed to the development of the fair's Hors les Murs projects, which present every year over sixty works in the public space, as well as to the programming of performances, artists' films and conferences. She also participated in the launch of the digital platform FIAC Online Viewing Rooms in 2021. Zoé is now head of the artistic projects of the foundation Art Explora, and is in charge of the artist residencies programs, as well as projects presented at the Hangar Y and within the foundation's itinerant programs.

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Zoé Dailey

Zoé Dailey has been working in the arts and events sector since 2013. After several experiences in galleries or for exhibitions such as the Parcours Saint-Germain, she was in charge of FIAC's artistic programmes from 2015 to 2021. Zoé contributed to the development of the fair's Hors les Murs projects, which present every year over sixty works in the public space, as well as to the programming of performances, artists' films and conferences. She also participated in the launch of the digital platform FIAC Online Viewing Rooms in 2021. Zoé is now head of the artistic projects of the foundation Art Explora, and is in charge of the artist residencies programs, as well as projects presented at the Hangar Y and within the foundation's itinerant programs.

Team United Kingdom

Jemima Montagu

Director Art Explora UK

Jemima has worked in the fields of visual arts, education and arts development with a range of international arts institutions and non-profits. Educated at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, she worked as as Curator of Contemporary Art for Tate, and later joined the UK’s Arts Council to manage funding for museums and arts organisations in London. She spent three years in Afghanistan initiating arts, heritage and education projects with the NGO Turquoise Mountain, and later co-founded a UK agency called Culture+Conflict, to support artists working in war zones. As an international arts and heritage consultant, she has worked with the Lobkowicz Collections in the Czech Republic to create a new museum and education centre, and digital education programmes. Jemima is now leading the Art Explora UK programme.

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Jemima Montagu

Jemima has worked in the fields of visual arts, education and arts development with a range of international arts institutions and non-profits. Educated at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, she worked as as Curator of Contemporary Art for Tate, and later joined the UK’s Arts Council to manage funding for museums and arts organisations in London. She spent three years in Afghanistan initiating arts, heritage and education projects with the NGO Turquoise Mountain, and later co-founded a UK agency called Culture+Conflict, to support artists working in war zones. As an international arts and heritage consultant, she has worked with the Lobkowicz Collections in the Czech Republic to create a new museum and education centre, and digital education programmes. Jemima is now leading the Art Explora UK programme.

Ksenia Zemtsova

Head of Special Projects

Head of Special Projects Ksenia was born in Moscow, grew up in Brussels and graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2012. After an experience working on the popular Nuit Blanche at the Paris City Hall, she moved to London and graduated from the London School of Economics in 2013. Inspired by Nuit Blanche's ethos - bringing art to wider audiences - she co-founded Art Night in 2014, a free all night contemporary arts festival with accessibility at its heart. This is a mission that she hopes to further develop as Head of Special Projects for Art Explora UK. Ksenia is also a guest lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, leading a workshop on Culture in Global Cities since 2019 (Master of Public Affairs).

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Ksenia Zemtsova

Head of Special Projects Ksenia was born in Moscow, grew up in Brussels and graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2012. After an experience working on the popular Nuit Blanche at the Paris City Hall, she moved to London and graduated from the London School of Economics in 2013. Inspired by Nuit Blanche's ethos - bringing art to wider audiences - she co-founded Art Night in 2014, a free all night contemporary arts festival with accessibility at its heart. This is a mission that she hopes to further develop as Head of Special Projects for Art Explora UK. Ksenia is also a guest lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, leading a workshop on Culture in Global Cities since 2019 (Master of Public Affairs).

Maider Larrauri

Head of international development

After graduating from the Spanish business school ICADE and Northeastern University in the United States, Maider began her international career in Paris where she spent 9 years marketing products for L’Oréal on the world Luxury market. Her passion for contemporary art and design led her to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London’s Mayfair district where she worked as an exhibitions and PR manager. She is now a patron of the Hayward Gallery in London. As a consultant, Maider has also helped many luxury brands to team up with artists. Today, she manages the international development of the foundation.

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Maider Larrauri

After graduating from the Spanish business school ICADE and Northeastern University in the United States, Maider began her international career in Paris where she spent 9 years marketing products for L’Oréal on the world Luxury market. Her passion for contemporary art and design led her to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London’s Mayfair district where she worked as an exhibitions and PR manager. She is now a patron of the Hayward Gallery in London. As a consultant, Maider has also helped many luxury brands to team up with artists. Today, she manages the international development of the foundation.

Our volunteers

In order to take real action to reach out to everyone,Art Explora has a large network of volunteers to rollout and boost its initiatives across France and Europe.

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Our partners

Skill-based sponsorship

Showcasing excellence and supporting talents are the two pillars that guide Roland Berger's commitment to projects of general interest. Rooted in this spirit, the firm accompanies those who work on the ground to shape a better world. Roland Berger has therefore chosen to put its greatest asset, its human capital, at the service of Art Explora.

Our institutional partners