Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, met this Tuesday, December 14, the National Council of Territories for Culture for the second time this year.

Chaired by the Minister of Culture, the National Council of Territories for Culture (CTC) brings together associations and federations of elected officials and the services of the State. It is a place of exchange and debate on the orientations and issues of cultural policies in the territories.

On the occasion of this meeting, a progress item was made on the establishment of consultation structures around the Regional Directorates of Cultural Affairs (DRAC), such as the Regional Committees of Performing Professions (COREPS) or the Local Councils for Culture (CLTC), which are the CTC’s regional variations. The Minister reaffirmed that the dialogue between local authorities and the State should be further strengthened in order to face the challenges facing Culture.

It was recalled that a very positive reception was given to the Sustainable Development Charter for Festivals presented on 1er last December in Toulouse, at the conclusion of the Estates General of the festivals. The result of a concerted effort with culture professionals and elected officials, this charter demonstrates a clear and ambitious common commitment to sustainable festivals. Thus, the accession of festivals to the Charter opens up the possibility of receiving support for sustainable development.

Finally, the Equality in Culture Action Plan which was born from the dialogue between the State and the associations and federations of elected representatives. The plan sets out general principles for promoting a culture of equality, achieving professional equality and combating gender and sexual violence and harassment in the cultural sectors. Each local authority will be invited to appropriate these principles in order to make them a local reality, in consultation with the decentralized departments of the Ministry of Culture.

The associations and federations of elected representatives have overwhelmingly voted in favour of these two texts which will soon be the subject of a signature.