Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, regrets that an amicable solution could not be found to the dispute between the municipality of Saint-Ouen and the association Mains d'Œuvres since 2014.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and many services of the State, this place is indeed a resource for the cultural initiatives of the territory carried by the inhabitants and for the artists who are welcomed there all year round in residence.

For the minister, “The disappearance of an artistic and cultural place is always a failure that cannot be solved.”

That is why Franck Riester proposes under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture a mediation between the two parties, as soon as possible.

Moreover, the State services, in particular the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Île-de-France, are fully mobilized so that the material belonging to the artists and cultural operators present yesterday on the spot is returned to them as soon as possible.