Fleur Pellerin, Minister of Culture and Communication, appoints Olivier Meneux as director of the project of artistic residence in Clichy-Montfermeil (sometimes known as the «Tour Utrillo») in favour of young creation and strongly anchored in its territory.

Olivier Meneux, Director General of Ciclic, the regional agency of the Centre for Book, Image and Digital Culture, will leave his current position in the coming weeks. Placed in the office of the Minister, the director will have for mission, in close relationship with the various stakeholders (notably the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ministry of the City, Youth and Sports, the Prefecture of the Île-de-France Region, the Société du Grand Paris, the City of Montfermeil and the City of Clichy sous Bois), to define the project of cultural equipment in all its components (cultural and scientific project, cultural programming, territorial integration, economic model, etc.) and to ensure its prefiguration.

Fleur Pellerin wants the project to focus on the realization of a cultural equipment of metropolitan dimension, part of the major project of redevelopment of the territory designed around the future station of Greater Paris.

The project’s vocation is cultural, with support for the professionalization of young creators, and will have to integrate a social, economic and spatial planning dimension.

Find online the press release concerning the reorientation of the project (16 October 2014):