The Festival d'Avignon is a non-profit organisation governed by the 1901 law, and subsidized by the French government (Ministry of Culture), the City of Avignon, the Greater Avignon Urban Community, the Department of Vaucluse, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region.
On April 20, 2020, its board includes the following members: President Françoise Nyssen; Vice-President Cécile Helle, mayor of Avignon; Secretary Christiane Bourbonnaud, former assistant director of the Festival d'Avignon and of the ISTS; Treasurer Claude Morel, vice-president delegate of live performances in the Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Avignon ;
The following full members: Bertrand Gaume, préfet de Vaucluse ; Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery, Director General of Artistic Creation at the Ministry of Culture ; Marc Ceccaldi, Regional Director of Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur ; Michel Bissière, Regional Advisor of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur ; Elisabeth Amoros, Vice-President of the Vaucluse County Council ; Claude Nahoum, deputy mayor delegated of education culture and solidarity.
And the following qualified personalities: Laure Adler, journalist ; Emmanuel Ethis, sociologist, university professor, Rector of the Academy of Nice ; Alain Timar, Director of the Théâtre des Halles ; Laetitia Mazzoleni, director of Agence de Fabrication Perpétuelle and Théâtre Transversal.
Employee representative at the Avignon Festival: Camille Gillet.
The Festival d'Avignon employs about 30 people year-round, and about 750 to 800 people in July, including more than 360 performing arts temporary workers. In order to bring you this edition, over 1,750 people, artists, technicians, and organisational staff, have worked tireless and enthusiastically for months.