The link between a research policy and a cultural policy comes in two forms:

  • the adjustment of research to cultural projects

in the fields of heritage, creation or mediation. This concerns student internships, contracts CIFRE or other type of doctoral intervention, partnerships with a researcher or laboratory.

  • the transformation of cultural projects through research It is a question of how a contribution of knowledge can feed a discourse held in a territory, problematize a cultural operation, or even allow to better understand the population of a territory.

The advisor for ethnology is thus the privileged interlocutor

  • corporate museums;
  • network Memorha accompanied by the DRAC and the Region since 2007. Structured in association in December 2011, it brings together heritage actors and researchers working on the Second World War and offers a number of seminars and meetings on site.  In 2016, the Mémorha Network expanded its field of investigation to the new large Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region;  
  • of the House of Izieu, the DRAC very largely participates in the financing of the association which has become an essential actor in the region for a collective reflection on the memory of the Shoah;
  • the natural parks of the region (the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is the one with the greatest number of NRPs: 10 existing, nearly 30% of the area of the new region and 25% of the municipalities) that it accompanies in the establishment of cultural projects;
  • UNESCO applications for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in accordance with the Convention ratified by France in 2006;
  • applications for the Ethnopôle label - national research and resources centre in ethnology (Ethnopoles are institutions that work both locally and nationally in the fields of research, information and cultural action on an original theme). Two ethnopoles are labeled in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: the Centre of Traditional Music Rhône-Alpes on the theme «music, territories, interculturality» and the Centre of Armenian Heritage on the theme «Borders, Migrations, Memories».

Support priorities are grouped around 3 axes

1- the contribution to a better knowledge of the qualitative effects of a cultural policy

Monitoring and accompanying evaluation, study of audiences, impacts on a territory of a cultural establishment, etc. Special attention is paid to the issue of rural territories, interactions between rural and urban territories and the issue of mobility and new cultural and heritage practices.

Example: Funding and follow-up of a study conducted by the Laboratory of Rural Studies (Université Lyon 2) on the approach taken by the DRAC access to arts and culture in rural communities.

2- Intercultural and migration

Heritage and, more generally, consideration of the memories of migration and the necessary diversity of forms of cultural expression has now become a challenge for «living together» in our contemporary societies.

The network «Traces», a network bringing together cultural and scientific actors around the memories of immigrants, has made it possible to emerge and structure many actions around this theme whose continuation and sustainability are essential. On the other hand, on the question of migration alone, the notion ofintercultural in heritage institutions must make it possible to raise the question of who is heritage today, both from the point of view of actors and objects.

  • With this in mind, the researchaction on the different migrant populations of the territory as well as initiatives to better understand and take into account the social and cultural heterogeneity of the audiences and objects within the heritage institutions.

3- the call for projects "Memories of the 20th and 21st centuries"

Jointly implemented by the DRAC and the Region, this call for projects encourages the knowledge and valorization of the memories of the 20th and 21st centuries.