The association was founded in December 2017 by seven founding members:
List of the seven founding members of the association ART ET PATRIMOINE VIEUX-LYON, who are
ex-officio members of the General Assembly and the Board of the association:
- Roger Guir (President)
- Alain Lovato (Secretary)
- Yves Déal (Treasurer)
- Vincent Cerisier
- Marie-Jeanne Courtier
- Véronique Destombes
- Jean-François Visse
The association was born historically from a project of ephemeral installations of contemporary art in the Old Lyon within the framework of the Lyon Biennale 2017, carried out by a group of people from the neighborhood council “Quartiers Anciens” (the Old Lyon), with the support of the MAPRAA (Maison des Arts Plastiques et visuels Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and the artistic direction of the Biennale 2017.
The purpose of the association is non-profit and of general interest.
The association may receive donations that are deductible from corporate or personal income tax.
The association uses voluntary work, sponsorship, public subsidies, and partnerships.
The association’s aim is to organize and promote contemporary artistic creation events of all types highlighting the heritage of Old Lyon, historic site of Lyon that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has an exceptional heritage.
In addition, the association participates in the dissemination and awareness of the culture of contemporary art in all its forms and expressions, among the inhabitants and schools, as well as the actors of the historic site of Lyon.