Friche la Belle de Mai

To see a video presentation of the space on line, click here http://www.artfactories.net/ecrire/articles.php3?id_article=741

|image_reduire{300,0}

Contact image 200 x 130

Name of the responsible structure: Système Friche Theatre
Type of the structure : association
Initiators of the project : In 1992, two producers, Massalia (Puppet theatre) and AMI (Aides aux Musiques Innovatrices) in association with a management structure, Système Friche Théâtre, integrated together with about other ten cultural ventures the building of the tobacco manufacture la Seita which became Friche la Belle de Mai
Continent : Europe
Country : France
Address : Système Friche Théâtre - La Friche la Belle de Mai - 13331 Marseille Cedex 3 - France
Tel : 33 4 95 04 95 04
Fax : 33 4 95 04 95 00
Mail : friche@lafriche.org
Website : www.lafriche.org
Contact : Philippe Foulquié, director


Description image 200 x 134

La Belle de Mai is a venue for artists invited by producers who operate from the venue itself or are invited. The organization is based on 45 cultural workers - art companies, independent artists, service and training organizations - working with all the contemporary art fields: theatre, music, dance, plastic arts, cinema and video creation, information and communication technology, cross-disciplinary activities. The project is based on the "Artist’s Word" and what it brings about in terms of social, economic and urban realities until reaching/meeting the public.

image 200 x 133 Former use : tobacco manufacture
Surface of the site : 12 hectares
Foundation year : 1990
Type of occupation : free-lending contract for Système Friche Théâtre
Owner of the building : City of Marseille


Infrastructures

image 200 x 131 6 Rehearsal studios : 2000 m²
Bar/Restaurant : 400m²
Dance hall : 1000 m²
3 Theatre hall : 3000 m²
Art gallery/exhibition places : 500 m²
18 Artist residencies spaces (music, visual arts,…) : 2000 m²
Associations spaces : 2000 m²
Multi-use spaces (exhibition, performances, residencies) : 10 000 m²


Social and artistic disciplines

image 200 x 131 Visual art
Music
Dance
Theatre
Circus
Radio: Radio Grenouille (88.8 fm)
Multimedia
Video
Graphic creation
Cinema


image 200 x 132 Community projects with the neighbourhood
Associations’ residencies
Magazines
Specific cultural activities for children
Artists’ residencies
Recording studios audio and vidéo
Artistic education / training: trainings for contemporary music, dancen singing, music....


The producers

A.M.I - Association des Musiques Innovatrices
associated producer of Friche’s direction dedicated to music : hip-hop, expérimental, flamenco...
Ferdinand Richard
ami.stup@wanadoo.fr
www.lafriche.org/ami

Astérides
Producer, residencies and exhibitions of contemporary art
Gilles Barbier

C.Y.P.R.E.S.
Research and creation, Art, science and technology
Isabelle de Roquette
info@cypres.asso.fr
www.cypres.asso.fr

Euphonia
Mediterranean workshop of production and sound creation
Lucien Bertolina
euphonia@lafriche.org

Massalia Théâtre de Marrionnettes
the theatre producer of la Friche ; it operates the theatrical programmation : theatre, young public theatre , puppet show, circus...
Philippe Foulquié
massalia@lafriche.org
www.lafriche.org/massalia

M.P.P.M.
(Moving Project / Projets en Mouvement)
Tool vector of contemporary creation
Michèle Philibert
mppm@wanadoo.fr
www.lafriche.org/mppm

Triangle France
Producer, résidencies exhibitions of contemporary art
Alun Williams
www.lafriche.org/triangle

Vidéochroniques
Producer, video and multimedia diffusion,reference library
Calole Novara
videochroniques@lafriche.org
www.lafriche.org/videochroniques


Financial support

City of Marseille Ministry of Education Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region General council of Bouches du Rhônes

Percentage of own income : 10%


Networks

TransEuropeHalles Autresparts

Modified on Thursday 19 February 2004