Territorial action and implementation of interdepartmental policies:
The head of the Territorial Pole is the privileged contact of the other departments of the State and the partner local authorities for the implementation of the interdepartmental policies allowing to work for audiences in socio-economic difficulty or “distant” from culture.
Thus, the DAC acts towards the so-called “prevented” or specific audiences through its participation in the application of the conventions “Culture/Health”, “Culture/Justice”, “Culture and Disability”. These various national conventions and memoranda of understanding are being developed or are being developed at the local level.
In partnership with the other services of the State (SPIP, PJJ, ARS), these conventions allow the implementation of cultural proposals (dissemination, workshops...) in prison, or hospital settings in connection with reception places and qualified artistic speakers.
In terms of city policy, the DAC endeavours to promote, within the framework of the Fort-de-France City Contracts, the Lamentin, Sainte-Marie and Robert (currently under negotiation), the cultural dimension as a means of reducing discrimination, promotion of equal opportunities and social cohesion.
The DAC particularly supports the transversal character of culture, which can be articulated with priority issues of fight against social and territorial disparities (Education and parentality, Social link, citizenship, prevention of delinquency...). It encourages cultural structures, qualified artistic teams or artists, to develop cultural proposals and forms of mediation adapted to the audiences of priority neighborhoods remote from culture, in relation to educational actors, social and community associations in the districts. A new triennial agreement was signed on March 5, 2014 between the Ministries of City and Culture and Communication in order to be able to implement these objectives.
The DAC also wants to work on renewing the contractual framework with voluntary local authorities by developing territorial agreements for cultural development. This tool aims to support the cultural development of signatory communities and thus allows to identify shared strategic priorities defined from the assets and potentialities of the territory. Supporting municipalities in the professionalization of their territory’s cultural sector means mobilizing significant DAC resources over a given period of time, and can therefore involve a significant budgetary effort.
To carry out all of these missions, the Territorial Division relies on the expertise of the other DAC sector services (regional curators of heritage and archaeology, advisers in charge of museums, plastic arts, books and reading, performing arts, cinema, etc.) and on the skills of professionals of qualified structures or teams in each of these sectors.