Fighting against social inclusion through the art practice.

About thirty projects run by charities supported for three years covering 26 countries enabling more than 30 000 children and teenagers to better grow.

In 2012, under the label « Smart Start », the BNP Paribas Foundation started the test period of an international educational programme based on the practice of the arts (music, singing, theatre, dance, visual arts…) dedicated to young disadvantage people or with disabilities.

This pilot project was successful. It has convinced the BNP Paribas Foundation to make this programme the flagship of its international social inclusion policy under the  “Dream Up” label. Since the school year 2015, Dream Up is expanded in 26 countries* on 5 continents.


*Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA.