The Department of Visual Arts contributes to the definition and implementation of the State’s policy on the development and dissemination of contemporary creation in the regions.
- support for the creation
- support for the dissemination of contemporary works
- the acquisition, the 1% artistic and public commissions of works of art: three ways to enrich the heritage
- higher education in the visual arts
Support for creation
Observer and actor of the artistic vitality in his region, the service of the plastic arts brings the necessary advice, information and relays to the artists installed in Occitanie, in order to facilitate their working conditions and their professional integration.
It aims to encourage the greatest diversity of forms of expression and to support the emerging art scene.
This support can be complemented by a direct financial assistance :
- individual support for AIC creation,
- AA workshop set-up allowance (aid for the setting-up of a workshop or the acquisition of equipment related to the professional activity.
Or an allowance from the Centre national des arts plastiques CNAP (service du soutien à la création):
- research allocation for project development (in France or abroad),
- exceptional allowance (attributed to artists with severe financial difficulties).
In this case, it is necessary to send a duplicate of the demand to the plastic arts department of the Drac
Support for the diffusionn contemporary works
It is materialised by thesupport for the dissemination of contemporary art, in partnership with local authorities.
This aid concerns institutions whose objectives are intended both to support creation and to bring works closer to the public (plastic arts structures):
- Contemporary art centres under contract,
- regional contemporary art fund Frac,
- permanent places of broadcasting,
- artist residencies,
- network of associative places ensuring a balanced cultural development of the territory.
In addition, private galleries can request for assistance with the first exhibition or assistance with the first catalogue at the CNAP for the first personal exhibition of an artist already engaged in professional life who has not been the subject of an exhibition in a private gallery for at least five years.
The acquisition, 1% artistic and public commissions of works of art: three ways to enrich the heritage
The enrichment of the heritage in the field of contemporary art is ensured by the contribution of the Drac, in partnership with the Regional Council, to the constitution of the contemporary collections of the Regional Contemporary Art Fund Frac de Montpellier and Toulouse.
The "1% artistic" is a measure that consists in reserving 1% of the amount excluding tax of any public construction for the realization of a work integrated in the architecture. The Decree no. 2005-90 of 4 February 2005, amending the decree of 29 April 2002, redefines and specifies the conditions for the award of contracts and sets two procedures according to the amount of the 1%, either lower or greater than €30,000 excluding tax, a procedure that necessarily involves the Drac.
The public order
The public artistic commission is a major tool to give as many people as possible access to the art of our time. The State accompanies the public authorities in their ordering procedures, whether these fall within the regulatory framework of the «1% artistic» or that of voluntary orders, especially when they are carried out in the context of planning operations or in the context of artistic events in the public space.
Public artistic commissions also provide artists with a tool allowing them to carry out projects whose scope, stakes or dimension require unusual means. It thus contributes to the international influence of the French scene.
Higher education plastic arts
In Occitania, four territorial art schools, in Nimes, Montpellier, Toulouse and Tarbes award national degrees (DNSEP National Advanced Diploma in Plastic Expression, DNAP National Diploma in Plastic Arts, DNAT National Diploma in Arts and Techniques).
The higher education of the plastic arts placed under the pedagogical control of the Ministry of Culture is made up of a network of institutions equally spread over the national territory, two of which are located in the Overseas Territories.
Provided by artists, theoreticians and cultural professionals engaged in art, the higher education of the plastic arts is a teaching of art through art operating a permanent dialogue between practice and theory.
It aims to train professionals, artists and creators in the field of visual arts. A distinction is made between higher art schools, which come under the pedagogical control of the Ministry of Culture, higher applied arts schools and vocational training, which are usually the responsibility of the Ministry of Education (as is the case with theÉcole Estienne and of theBoulle School for example).
Today, after joining the European Higher Education Area and regrouping its institutions, higher arts education under the Ministry of Culture represents a coherent and dynamic network of 45 institutions, for the training of artists and plastic arts professionals. In support of European programmes and specific programmes, it particularly encourages its students to international mobility.
Supporting research is an essential element of higher education. In our institutions, centered around the progressive development of the student’s project, the research opens the way to interaction with other fields and to an openness impacting the creative process. The curriculum follows from the first cycle the paths of an initiation to research, consolidated over the semesters by workshops and methodology courses. This work is strengthened as the diploma approaches.
Creating partnerships that are often unheard of, artistic research generates a valued and productive dynamic within the research and innovation community. It also allows the artistic dimension to be taken into account in innovative industrial or entrepreneurial processes (environment, sustainable development, cosmetics...).
Schools under the Ministry of Culture provide higher education, post-baccalaureate. These institutions prepare students for national diplomas or diplomas from schools at bac+3 and bac+5. Studies at art colleges are courses organised in accordance with the rules of the European Higher Education Area. They are professionally recognised through registration in the national register of professional certification at the highest level I. It makes it possible to take part in external and internal competitions of Capes and Capet as well as external and internal competitions of aggregation (subject to the conditions of seniority of service).
The Ministry of Culture also obtained the recognition of diplomas at bac+5 for the degree of master by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The first master’s degrees were awarded in 2012.
The portal site of French art colleges under pedagogical control of the Ministry of Culture allows you to discover the network of art colleges: www.andea.fr
consultant for plastic arts
Tel. 04 67 02 32 16
Tel. 05 67 73 20 19
consultant for plastic arts
Tel. 05 67 73 20 19
Tel. 05 67 73 20 19