René Carcan Fund
The Espace René Carcan turned to the King Baudouin Foundation to promote the art of printmaking through the René Carcan Fund. As such, the Fund supports the not-for-profit organisation in its activities relating to the René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking. The fund can also undertake any complementary initiatives related to the award such as exhibitions, publications and the dissemination of information.
The King Baudouin Foundation is a public utility foundation that supports projects and citizens committed to building a better society. Created in 1976 on the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin’s accession to the throne, it aims to make a lasting contribution to greater justice, democracy and respect for diversity. It is entitled to receive gifts, donations and bequests.
The King Baudouin Foundation's Philanthropy Centre offers professional services to donors and intermediaries. It aims to provide a place to which private as well as corporate donors and professionals can turn in total confidence and liberty to obtain information, advice and assistance.
Over 60 patrons have already called upon the King Baudouin Foundation’s ‘Heritage’ services for help in conducting a philanthropic heritage project, in the fields of movable, architectural as well as natural heritage.
The non-profit association 'asbl Espace René Carcan' was created in 1990 by René Carcan (1925-1993). Its main aim is to « develop the art of printmaking ». Twenty years after his death, 'the Espace René Carcan', in partnership with the 'King Baudouin Foundation', decided to create the 'René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking' which will take place for the first time in 2014, thus fulfilling the greatest wish of the artist.