The Foundation, established in memory of Marc (1972-1993), strives to promote cultural understanding among the young generations and encourage intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean world.
It awards annual grants in support of projects which enable young persons from Mediterranean countries to discover the diversity of other Mediterranean cultures. From 1994 to 2012 twenty one projects of candidates from seven Mediterranean countries have been awarded the grant.
Furthermore, in association with the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, in Paris, it awards the annual Marc de Montalembert Prize for a research in history of arts in the Mediterranean.
In its quest to further intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean region, the Foundation is also the host of encounters and seminars on cultural subjects relevant to the region. Scholars can also be hosted in residence. These activities take place at the Foundation’s seat in Rhodes, Greece.
- Call for applications for the Prix Marc de Montalembert 2014
- Annual opening of the Foundation in Rhodes on the day of Saint Marc: presentation of the 2013 Marc de Montalembert grant to Pandora Dourmisi, Greece.
- The 2013 Marc de Montalembert grant was awarded to Pandora Dourmisi, Greece, for her project Derelict earthen architecture in the west Balkan region.
- The 2013 Prix Marc de Montalembert was presented to Silvia Armando, art historian from Italy for her research Art and archeology in the medieval Mediterranean world through the correspondence and photographic archives of Ugo Monneret de Villard.