We are pleased to announcethatour association Le Cercle Guimard has been recognized as being of public interest by the french taxauthorities in July 2020, notablythanks to the actions of the Cercle in favor of the knowledge of heritage. This recognition allows us to issue taxreceiptsfor the benefit of ourFrench taxresidentdonorssothat they can benefitfrom a reduction in incometax (art. 200 of the French General Tax Code) or corporatetax (art. 238 of the French General Tax Code).
Since 2016, we have undertaken a professionalization of the Cercle in order to meet the challenges of tomorrow: creation of the Guimard Museum, development of the archive and resource center, multiplication of collaborations and scientificprojectswith public institutions and privateplayers in the world of Culture, the “Art nouveau and modernity” symposium project and strengthening the attractiveness of the Cercle for itsmembers (sharing, privatevisits).
The exhibition Hector Guimard, pioneer of design, organized by the Cercle Guimard at the Hotel Mezzara in 2017. Photo Arnaud Rodriguez.
To this end, Le Cercle Guimard has :
adopted new statutes, in anticipation of the recognition of public utility of the association,
securedits data with the integration of the GDRP,
obtained the support of the Microsoft France Foundation,
proceeded to the regulartechnical update of itswebsite,
rented a space in the Agency Hector Guimard at Castel Béranger, and
today, obtained the status of generalinterest.
The office of the Guimard agency at Castel Béranger, a space today rented by the Cercle Guimard. Postcard no. 10 of the series Le Style Guimard. Private collection.
This new status has induced a new pricingpolicy to distinguishbetween donations and membershipfees. The General Meeting of last July alsoratified a new pricingpolicy for memberships. This feeschedulewillbe applicable in 2021. It wasunchange since the creation of the association in 2003. An advantageous rate has been retained for students and people withlowresources. You willfind all the benefits of basic membership on the Membership page.
In order to accompanythisgeneralintereststatus, ourwebsitewillbeenrichedwith a new page “Donations & patronage”, intended for individuals or legalentitieswhowis to providefinancial support to the association’s projects.
Fromnow on, memberswishing to make a donation, in addition to theirmembershipfee, and to becomesupportingmembers,willbe able to indicateit in the new membershipform. They willreceive a taxreceipt (for French taxpurposes) withtheirmembershipfeereceipt.
Finally, these administrative but necessary modifications should not hinderourwish to keep close contact withourmembers and to preserve the friendlyspirit of the association of ourbeginnings. Alsowe are trying, in this period of healthcrisis, to answer all yourrequests by email, waiting for the pleasure to meetyouagainduringourevents.
To join the association is to bringtogether the projectsthat the Cercle Guimard defends. Continue to support us in 2021. The future of Art Nouveau will flourish!