The national aid of the Ministry of Culture concerns projects for the creation of living performance fields, all disciplines combined, taking into account the public space. Applications may be submitted by professional creative structures, including street arts companies, as well as delegated producers.
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What is national creative support for the street arts?
National creative support for the street arts is for performing arts projects in all disciplines that take into account public space. The applications are submitted by professional creative structures in search of an additional grant for the production of large-scale shows and as part of a desire to renew the writing and aesthetics, in addition to the various Deconcentrated Aids to the Live Show awarded in DRAC. Applications for assistance are submitted to the Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate (RDCA), whose head office of the applicant structure reports to.
Objectives of the approach
The street arts are today a dynamic sector at the crossroads of artistic, political and societal issues. First invested in the creation of shows specifically dedicated to public space broadcasting, Many actors in this sector also establish close relations with the inhabitants and local authorities and engage in the territories of the priority geography of the city policy or in rural areas. They show a real capacity to invest through artistic acts spaces not initially dedicated to art.
Support for the implementation of projects in the field of street arts is one of the essential segments of the Ministry of Culture’s policy in favour of contemporary creation in the performing arts. The objectives of this system are to:
- support the emergence of new writings and original approaches taking into account the public space
- support large-scale and ambitious artistic projects in their production modalities
- strengthen the means of production of independent companies and support their economic balance
Am I concerned by this approach?
- Private companies
- Public institutions/ State services
Applications must be submitted by professional creative structures, including street arts companies, or by delegated producers to whom the artist(s) will have delegated by contract the responsibility for the implementation of the project.
A single legal entity may submit several applications for aid for artists, artists' collectives and companies, for which it is responsible, subject to one application per artistic team per calendar year
An artistic project leader may submit only one application for assistance per artistic team per calendar year. The artistic team cannot be supported for two years in a row, regardless of the project. The project leader may not submit a new application for aid for a project which has already been the subject of an unfavourable opinion under this scheme during the previous five years.
This aid cannot be combined with thehelp "Writing for the Street"the same year on the same project. On the other hand, it can be combined with support from common law (decentralized aids to live entertainment - ADSV).
The aid granted is operating aid. It covers the project production expenses.
Each project will receive a grant from 10.000 to 50.000 €. The grant covers approximately 10% of production budget.
The aid applications submitted are automatically assigned to the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) whose head office of the applicant falls under. All applications are examined, with the advice of the DRAC adviser, by a committee of experts which meets at national level. The Committee of Experts, composed of eight personalities qualified and selected for their expertise in the field of street arts, gives an advisory opinion on the projects.
Aid is granted by the drac.
The list of projects selected is public.
The beneficiary has two years to implement the project for which the aid is granted. This period shall run from the date of payment of the appropriations to the beneficiary. If the project is not carried out within this period, the recipient reimburses, upon request of the Ministry of Culture, all or part of the amounts paid.
The dossiers presented must explain the intentions and artistic aims of the project. Particular attention will be paid to:
- the originality of the project and its contribution to the diversity of creation
- the inclusion of the project in the overall approach of the company and/or the artists in their career
- the artistic team and any collaborations requested
- consideration of the public space and the relationship to the public in the project
- the scenic device and the relationship to the public (ambulatory show, fixed, installations, etc.)
- the scope of the project in terms of its artistic ambition, production methods and skills. Support is provided for projects whose scale requires additional support in addition to the appropriations allocated under the common law support framework (project aid or agreement).
- the project’s dissemination prospects and its economic viability (a tour forecast must be attached to the file)
- project conditions (rehearsals, residences, etc.) and salary policy
- the assembly of the production (co-productions, various supports, etc.)
The budget presented must include resources other than the aid requested from the State, the latter must not be a majority.
Particular attention will be paid to projects whose co-producers are multiple and spread across the national territory.
- File Open: December 16, 2022
- Deadline for submission: 15 February 2023, 23:59 (Paris time). No file may be filed or considered after this date.
- Advisory Committee Meeting: March 2023
- Announcement of results: applicants will be notified of results from the end of March/beginning of April 2023.
A progress report on the assisted project shall be drawn up by the beneficiary one year after payment of the appropriations. An implementation report is drawn up three years after the first performance, in order to evaluate the distribution achieved and the audience affected.
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For questions on national creative assistance for the street arts, please contact:
- Jérémie Villaume, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stéphanie Lafforgue, Administrative Manager: email@example.com
- Céline Tissot, Administrative Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dorothée Villemaux, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: dorothée.email@example.com
- Sophie Renard, Administrative Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catherine Zimmermann, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: email@example.com
- Valérie Buchert, Administrative Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Amanda Mouellic, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: email@example.com
- Maria Parjoie, Administrative Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marie Claude Nicolas, Administrative Manager: email@example.com
- Jean-Michel Soloch, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: Jeanfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Christine Ricci, Administrative Manager: email@example.com
- Peggy Rougeaux, Administrative Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sylviane Brullot, Administrative Manager: email@example.com
- Véronique Fricoteaux, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fanny Lopez, Administrative Manager: email@example.com
- Julien Delot, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joël Colleville, Administrative Manager: email@example.com
- Gwenaëlle Groussard, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Véronique Roger, Administrative Manager: email@example.com
- Marion Limeuil, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nathalie Blondel, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: email@example.com
- Nathalie Piat, Theatre and Associated Arts Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Evelyne Jeantet, Administrative Manager: email@example.com