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Nom de la structure responsable : Collectif 12
Type de structure responsable du lieu : collectif d’artistes
Continent : Europe
Pays : France
Adresse : 174 bd du Maréchal Juin 78200 Mantes-la-Jolie
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Contact : Catherine Boskowitz, Philippe Château, Frédéric Fachéna, Françoise Agnelot


Collectif 12 is a multidisciplinary (dance, theatre, circus, audiovisual, plastic arts, etc.) collection of artists who have come together around a common project for developing a production site where the public can join in with their creative actions. In 1998, the town of Mantes-la-Jolie, which lies at 60 km from Paris, handed over a 1000m² derelict industrial site in the town centre (an old glassworks) to these artists.
The collective, which today groups together between 12 and 25 people, strives to create links between the public and the different multidisciplinary forms of creation, mixed or independent, that it develops. The site provides creative residence for various companies and artists from different countries and initiates exchanges with artistic teams from the Lebanon, Australia, and Madagascar. Collectif 12 is driven by a common artistic plan, while nonetheless coming to the support of each individual’s project. Encouraging the establishment of artistic connections with the neighbouring townspeople, listening out for their projects and accompanying them in their plans for transforming their neighbourhood are among the prerogatives of Collectif 12.

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Former use : glaziery
Surface of site : 1000 m²
Location : suburbs
Foundation year : 1998
Type of occupation : free-lending contract
Owner of the building : City of Mantes-la-Jolie


multifunctionnal space : warehouse 400m²
2 offices : 2x150m²
16 rooms : for housing

Social and artistic disciplines

Contemporary theatre : residencies / creation / production / training workshop

Contemporary dance : residencies / creation / production / training workshop

Visual arts : residencies / creation / production / training workshop

Circus : residencies / creation / production / training workshop

Street performing arts : residencies / creation / production / training workshop

Cinema-Audiovisual : residencies

Writing-Literature : residencies

Financial partners

City of Mantes
Regional council
Regional direction of cultural affairs Ile de France
City Contract



Modified on Tuesday 12 May 2009