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.


Since November 2007, ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs developped its resource platform around the relationship between people art and society, in order to meet the needs expressed by the different cultural actors of the territories (artists, projects, responsible institutions).

Our association works with volunteers but also with two employees, Bahija Kibou and Adeline Bourdillat. But, further to the successive reduction in subsidies, we are not able to pay them anymore. We thus had to make the very difficult choice to dismiss them.

In these circumstances, we wonder about the continuation of our association. We are looking for new models of organization, new perspectives and solutions, without certainty of success.

And beyond the case of our association stands a wider question: Is there a place today for cultural networks, groups of cultural organizations, that think, help, and support cultural structures in France and all around the world ? Will we see, one day, a cultural policy where associations and organizations of professionals will really have the means to assume their role of "civil society of culture" ?

For Artfactories/Autre(s)pARTs, the Management Board.

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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.
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Invited by the Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon, ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs was called to make an observation and evaluation of this project. Our association will coordinate an analysis on various aspects of this project, in particular about the questions of borders and identity, and the impact on the local populations. Our method of work will be inspired by the methodology of the "research-action", which involves the research team at the heart of the project.

> The first step of this ambitious challenge started this summer, our team was in Opole (Poland) for the first research residency.
We start to spread the collaborative research tools, to make the interviews, and to collect precious informations to start the analysis.

The research is in progress! The first result will be available soon...