A variation of the residency of associate artist, the mechanism of association of a composer to a multidisciplinary scene reinforces the lasting presence of artists and creators within cultural institutions. The Ministry of Culture, Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers) and SACD (Society of Authors) award a grant to the promoters of such projects. 

Presentation of the device

What is the composer and composer device associated in multidisciplinary scenes?

The composer and composer device associated in the multidisciplinary scenes allows to improve the place of the musical creation in the networks of the multidisciplinary scenes or scenes of creation not dedicated exclusively to the music.

This device facilitates composers' access to tools and means of production and dissemination. It makes it possible to give a structuring place to music in the medium and long term, for the diffusion but also the production and the actions of artistic and cultural education.  Finally, this device aims to promote, through the presence and mediation of a creator, the meeting between artists, works and the public.

Creative context

Declination of the associate artist residency, the modalities of which are described in the circular of 8 June 2016 on support for artists and artistic teams, the arrangement for composer or associate composer was created in 2005, at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sacem. Since 2021, SACD has also been a partner.

Objectives of the approach

The aim of this scheme is to propose a framework for shared collaboration between the direction of a multidisciplinary scene (national scenes, conventioned scenes, etc.) or a creation scene not exclusively dedicated to music (CDN, CCN, cultural meeting centres, etc.) and a composer, to contribute to the enrichment of their respective artistic and cultural activities.

Am I concerned by this approach?

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Prior to the filing of the application, the person in charge of the venue and the composer must attach the attachment of the music advisor of the DRAC concerned.

A question?

If you have any questions about this device, please contact:

Directorate-General for Artistic Creation
Music delegation
01 40 15 88 15
62 Rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris

 or to the DRAC/DAC of the place of realization of your project:

The filing of files is now complete.