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Name of the responsible structure : L’Échangeur
Iniatator of the project : Company ALIS
Continent : Europe
Country : France
Adress : Route de Dormans 02130 Fère-en-Tardenois
Tel : 33 (0) 323 828 722
Fax : 33 (0) 323 823 906
e-mail : echangeur@alis-fr.com
Website: www.echangeur.org
Contact : Christophe Marquis

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L’Échangeur was created by the initiative of ALIS, a professional show company based in an disused 2000 m2 flour mill (le Moulin Canard) in the Aisne department.

L’Échangeur’s mission is to support, co-produce, and promote artists in such fields as dance, music, the plastic arts, and multidisciplinary show formats. At l’Échangeur, artists can find the time and space necessary for research and creation.

But the mission goes beyond simply supporting artists. It assumes its full meaning in the relations maintained with a population that has reasons to regret the regional inequalities of the cultural offering.

Since 1998, l’Échangeur has run contemporary dance classes at Fère-en-Tardenois.

Today, the main issue is that of developing this project towards its full potential. To this end, a renovation project has been planned for the south-eastern half of Moulin Canard, and an extension has been earmarked for creation of a rehearsal and work space.

Former use : (construction of a mill in 1920) until 1987, Moulin Canard made flour
Surface of the site : 2000 m2
Architect of the reconversion : Yves Lejeune
Foundation year : octobre 1991
Type of occupation : lease
Owner of the building : SCI Moulin Canard
Location : rural


1 creation - rehearsal studio (260 m2)
6 housing for 12 residents: to guide interdisciplinary artistic teams (dance, music, photography, puppet show, theatre...)
2 offices
1 space for reception / documentation / internet

Social and artistic disciplines

Atypical artists : residencies / creation / production / training workshop / debates / conferences

Puppet show : residencies / creation / production / training workshop / debates / conferences

Contemporary dance : residencies / creation / production / training workshop / debates / conferences

Visual arts: residencies / creation / production / debates / conferences


Fine arts

Other structures sttled on the site

ALIS - Compagnie de spectacles

Financial partners

Functioning : DRAC Picardie (region) and Conseil Général de l’Aisne (department)
Support of project / networking : Conseil Régional de Picardie


L’Échangeur is involved in networking of theatres and cultural centres (Maison de la Culture d’Amiens ,Théâtre de Beauvais, Maison de la Culture et des Loisirs de Gauchy, Le Chevalet de Noyon, Centre Culturel de Tergnier, Saison Culturelle TransFrontalière d’Hirson...) in order to welcome artists in Picardie (residencies, creation, diffusion, workshops).


Modified on Tuesday 12 May 2009