Founded by Pierre Boulez, IRCAM, a non-profit making association with recognized public utility, is associated with the Centre Pompidou, under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture. IRCAM and the CNRS are associated in the framework of the STMS Joint Research lab (Sciences et technologies de la musique et du son - UMR 9912) and were joined by Sorbonne University in 2010 and in the framework of the project team MuTant.
IRCAM receives the support of Sacem (Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique), the Centre national de la musique and the ULYSSES network, supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program.
IRCAM is supported by AXA, exclusive sponsor of the Espace de projection. In keeping with its raison d'être "acting for human progress by protecting what matters", AXA has initiated partnerships with major cultural institutions, monuments, and museums that contribute to the influence of French culture on audiences around the world. By becoming the exclusive sponsor of IRCAM's Espace de projection, AXA commits, for the first time, to the protection and transmission of our intangible and sonic cultural legacy.
The Comité Colbert co-opted IRCAM as an associate member. Founded in 1954, the Comité Colbert gathers French luxury houses and several cultural institutions. They work together to promote French art de vivre at international level.
Cité internationale des arts
Students participating in IRCAM's Cursus practical training in composition and computer music program are housed at the Cité internationale des arts.