october 2009
8 p.

Thanks to the proliferation of festivals, street arts and outdoor events, live entertainment occupies a significant place in France’s cultural landscape. A classification test based on the observation of several cases has thus suggested five criteria be used (artistic, public, time, place, scarcity) to categorise live cultural events. This study examines the link between artistic projects and the local environment and emphasises the cultural and social role that cultural events can play, hence local authority encouragement of them to promote cultural identity.