The organisation ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs is a common platform for thinking, research and action, transmission and solidarity for the development of art centres that organize their practices and experiments around the relationship between arts, territories and populations.


What is “our ruins”? is a project of multidisciplinary collaboration between artists coo­rdinated by the collective Les Ateliers du Vent (Rennes, France, members of ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs) in partnership with the KSA :K, Center for Contemporary Art (Chisinau Moldova). Alain Hélou, artistic director of the Les Ateliers du Vent, curates the project.
In this occasion, ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs proposed a discussion workshop in association with Les Ateliers du Vent, based on the theme : The transmission in the independent cultural centres the 5th & 6th of June 2014 at Les Ateliers du Vent, in Rennes - France.

The project is based on the principle of cooperation. It is not for every artist to produce artwork and then gather these works of art in an exhibition, but to bring together artists and work on the implementation of projects that involve collaboration with at least one other person. Besides, several works of art have a distinct participatory character.
From May, 21 to June, 8 2014, an exhibition have presented the works of art made by 26 French, Russian and Moldovan participants of the project. All these works have been or will be produced exclusively in the framework of the project and reflect the artists’ personal vision of the question: what is «our ruins»?

More information :
What is our ruins? website
Les Ateliers du Vent website


An Adventure Beyond-Art, Myths, and Everyday Life in Europe – 2013 - 2017

Meeting the Odyssey is a social and artistic collaborative project sailing from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea. Each summer from 2014 to 2016, artists and organizers from different European countries will travel together, giving workshops and performing theater pieces.
The project will combine elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population.
But Meeting the Odyssey is also a journey in itself: bringing people together through long term collaboration, and discovering new artistic landscapes and cultural attitudes to develop synergies at the European level.
This project asks: what is the common Europe behind the commitment of the European Union? Is there a common ground based on culture and daily life? How can we be reminded of our common roots? The project aims to decrease prejudices and to create a shared narrative that comes out of the stories of the people in Europe today, through the frame of the legend of Odysseus.

This project is carried by the Théâtre Viirus in Finland and a network of European cultural structures of which Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon (France) is a part. At the invitation of Réseau en scène, ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs were requested to make a work of observation and evaluation of the project. Our association will coordinate a work of analysis on the various aspects of this project, in particular on the questions of borders and identity, and on its impact on the local populations. Our method of work will be inspired by the methods of research-action, which involves the research team at the heart of the project.

Read the complete presentation of the project


Sustainable Models for Shared Culture - Case Studies and Policy Issues

Sustainable Models for Shared Culture - Case Studies and Policy Issues

The FCForum has recently published a report entitled "Sustainable Models for Shared Culture. Case Studies and Policy Issues" which, as suggested by its subtitle, aims at "supporting experiences, collecting challenges, sharing skills and building sustainable models for the cultural sector in the digital era".
This work has been written collaboratively by CONSERVAS/Xnet, Stichting Kennisland, World-Information Institute and the National Hellenic Research Foundation Documentation Centre (NHRF/EKT).