The aim of the Culture and Social Link programme is to develop arts and cultural education activities aimed at the inhabitants of priority urban and rural neighbourhoods. It is set up by the Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs (DRAC) of the region in which the project is carried out.
Presentation of the device
What is interdepartmental policy Culture and social link?
Through this policy, the DRAC (Regional Cultural Affairs Directorates) affirm a proactive policy towards cultural structures by accompanying, in close connection with the actors of the city’s politics, artistic and cultural projects for the inhabitants of the city’s political districts.
Project promoters are strongly advised to consult the DRAC/DAC departments as soon as the project has been designed and prior to any other approach, who can advise them.
Objectives of the approach
Artistic and cultural practices are powerful levers of personal emancipation and social cohesion. However, the obstacles to artistic practice and the use of cultural sites are numerous: geographical accessibility, financial means, mechanisms of social exclusion, etc.
This device is therefore intended to:
- support artists, artistic teams, venues in the development of actions in priority territories
- lift these brakes
- and, by a long-term presence, allow the sustainability of the cultural practices of the inhabitants
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Am I concerned by this approach?
- Private companies
- Public institutions/ State services
- be deposited by a cultural structure having as its main objectives, established in its statutes, the creation and dissemination of artistic, cultural, heritage or scientific and technical works: cultural association, company, artist registered at the artists' house, museum, media library, heritage place, scientific and technical dissemination structure with the exception of the national public institutions of the Ministry of Culture, etc.
- address the inhabitants of a political district of the city.
The proposed cultural and artistic projects must be the result of a co-construction between a cultural structure and a social field structure (neighbourhood house, shelter and social reintegration center, social center, social landlord, association working in the social field, animation center, local mission, reception center of asylum seekers, hostels, social residence...).
Projects must fit into the new priority geography: programming law for the city and urban cohesion of 21 February 2014 – by proposing projects in the target areas of the city’s political districts.
Structures can rely on the following localization tools:
Files will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria put in place in each RDCA.
The Culture and Social Link scheme in the regions
You will find below the terms of deposit and the contacts according to the place of realization of your project. Please refer to the regional information below for your DRAC/DAC schedule.
Only the regions listed below are concerned by this system
The call for projects Culture et politique de la ville en Grand-Est consists of co-funding, by the Ministry of Culture, of projects also supported under the Grand-Est city contracts.
The project leader undertakes to also submit this grant application on the Dauphin platform, according to the schedule of the city contract of the community concerned.
Amount of subsidy
The participation of the DRAC in the hourly remuneration of the intervening artist is €50 including taxes, and the employer is responsible for complying with the collective agreement in force.
Procedures for granting the grant
A selection committee, involving the DRAC, the delegates of the Prefect, the DDETSPP (departmental directorate of employment, labour, solidarity and protection of populations) and, if necessary, the representatives of local authorities, will meet during February 2023 to select projects and determine the amount of grants awarded.
Recipients of RDCA support commit to implementing the project as presented in the application. They inform about the progress of the project, in particular by sending the adjusted schedule of interventions. Any substantial changes to the project will require the prior approval of the DRAC.
- Application deadline: 30 November 2022 at 11:59 pm (Paris time). No file may be filed or taken into account after this date.
- Announcement of results: 1er 2023 quarter. Applicants will be informed by email of their selection and the amount of the grant awarded. The structures selected will formalize their request by sending the Cerfa file 12156*06.
How to file a file?
- Download the form below.
- Fill out the form and return it by email by clicking on the "Submit my file" button of your department.
Your file must be accompanied by the following attachments:
- the completed and signed application form;
- the presentation file of the artistic project (free format);
- the curriculum vitae of all artists or cultural professionals involved in the project;
- where applicable: assessment and evaluation of projects developed in 2022.
If you have any questions about the call for projects Culture and Politics of the City in the Great East, please contact the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC), whose contact details can be found in the document "Contacts" to download below.
Every year, the DRAC Ile-de-France launches a call for projects to support artistic and cultural projects for the city’s political districts in its territory.
Amount of subsidy
The amount of grants is €3,000 minimum. The average amount of grants granted in the last edition was €8,000.
The amount of the RDCA grant may not exceed 80% of the total project budget. The grant is allocated to the funding of hours of artistic intervention with the inhabitants.
Terms and conditions for payment of the grant
The subsidy will be paid in the second quarter of 2023.
Procedures for evaluating cases
The award criteria are as follows:
- quality and content of the artistic and cultural project
- implementation of the partnership with a social structure
- ability of the cultural structure to network in the territory
- relevance of evaluation objectives and practical arrangements
- project implementation territory
- File Open: September 29, 2022
- Application deadline: 25 November 2022, 23:59 (Paris time). No file may be filed or considered after this date.
- Award fee: end of January
- Announcement of results: Notifications will be sent at the end of February 2023. Users will receive an acceptance notification by email.
- Grant Payment: Second Quarter 2023
How to file a file?
Before submitting any application, it is mandatory to read the specifications, available below.
- To access the online form, click on the "Access form" button at the bottom of this block.
- Log in or create an account, then let yourself be guided.
Two webinars are also being held to allow structures who wish to attend a detailed presentation of the call for projects and ask questions:
- Monday, October 10 at 5pm
- Wednesday, October 12 at 10am
For any question about the call for projects Culture et lien social en Ile-de-France, you are invited to contact the cultural and territorial action advisor of your department at the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles (DRAC) Ile-de-France, whose contact details appear in the specifications.
If you have any questions about the terms of deposit and the use of the platform, you can send your request to:
Regional Service of Territories and Cultural Economy
01 56 06 50 95
47 Rue le Peletier, 75009 Paris
The submission for 2022 is complete.
This call for projects exists but it is not dematerialized in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is limited to the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and is jointly carried by the DRAC and the Prefect to equal opportunities.
For more information, please consult the RDCA site, the presentation of the 2022 edition of the call for projects and to be bound with your usual adviser.
Examples of projects previously supported
For young people in the «Portes du vingtième» district of Paris, in partnership with the Maison des Associations. The beneficiaries participated in all stages of the creation, making the soundtrack, the governance, the broadcast, playing roles in the series, alongside professional artists and technicians.
This creation was made on the outer wall of the factory site Villa Mais d'Ici in Aubervilliers with the aged people of the residence of the center Salvador Allende and the young audiences of several social structures.
Evaluation of grant projects
Each project receiving a State grant must be evaluated. To learn more about the evaluation and its submission, we invite you to consult its presentation sheet, by clicking on the button below.