Sponsors for 2021

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The Direction régionale des affaires culturelles de Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur supports the Festival d'Avignon for its outreach activities programme.

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supports the Festival d'Avignon in the frame of the "Politique de la ville " 2021

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With the support of

L’Adami est une société de services aux artistes-interprètes : gestion des droits, défense des intérêts, aide financière aux projets et accompagnement de carrière. Plus de 300 artistes sur scène et plus de 250 représentations : l’Adami accompagne les artistes-interprètes lors du Festival d’Avignon.

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With the participation of

The France Médias Monde group brings together France 24, the 24-hour news channel (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish); RFI, the world radio station (in French and 15 other languages) and Monte Carlo Doualiya, the Arabic-language radio station. The three medias broadcast worldwide in 19 languages. The group's journalists and its network of correspondents offer listeners, viewers and Internet users information that is open to the world and to the diversity of cultures and points of view, through news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates. 66 nationalities are represented among the employees. Each week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract 235 million contacts. The group's three media outlets have 85 million followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (December 2020) and recorded over 2.4 billion video views and audio starts in 2020. France Médias Monde is the parent company of CFI, the French media cooperation agency, and is one of the shareholders of the French-language general-interest channel TV5MONDE. 

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RFI is a French news radio station, broadcast worldwide in French and 15 other languages, via 154 FM relays, shortwave, on thirty satellites to the five continents, on the Internet and connected applications, and has more than 1,700 partner radio stations that carry its programmes.
Thanks to the expertise of its editorial staff based in Paris and its network of 400 correspondents, RFI offers its listeners news and magazine programmes that provide the keys to understanding the world. The global radio station has 46.5 million listeners measured each week and its digital environments record 33.7 million visits each month (average 2020) as well as 25.9 million followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (December 2020). RFI is the leading French news radio station on Facebook.
*English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Hausa, Khmer, Kiswahili, Mandenkan, Persian, Fulfulde, Portuguese, Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese.

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A national weekly magazine that appeared in 1986 and is published by Les Éditions Indépendantes : cultural news, political and social news, album and film reviews, music, cinema and literature.

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Libération is a free, vigilant and committed daily newspaper. Libération's objective is to provide complete and verified information in all areas. Without prejudice or complacency, its investigative reports and analyses seek to understand and describe current events and reveal the changes in societies and cultures.

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La Terrasse is a reference newspaper about performing arts since 1992.

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Jean Vilar passed away in 1971. The necessity of assembling a corpus of documents quickly became apparent: records of his work, the Théâtre National Populaire during his directorship (1951-63) and everything connected with the Festival d’Avignon which he created in 1947.

In 1972, on the initiative of Paul Puaux, his closest collaborator and successor as director of the Festival d’Avignon (1971-79), the Association Jean Vilar was set up and was granted official status as a public interest organisation (allowing it to receive donations and funding).

The Association, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF or French National Library), the Ministry of Culture and the city of Avignon met and agreed on the need to establish a centre dedicated to Jean Vilar and the study of contemporary performing arts.

When the city of Avignon acquired the l’Hôtel de Crochans, in 1979, the Maison Jean Vilar became a venue for exhibitions, archives and research as well as a place for meetings and events, in keeping with the spirit of a people’s theatre today. This project joins in a quadripartite agreement between the City of Avignon, the Ministry of Culture, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Jean Vilar association.

  • A vibrant place: a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and meetings, culminating in the Festival d’Avignon.

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With the cooperation of

Accès Culture is an association that works with over 120 theatres and opera houses in France to implement accessibility services in the performing arts. It offers audio description for visually impaired and blind visitors, French Sign Language adaptations and adapted surtitling for hearing impaired and deaf visitors.Since 1990, Accès Culture supports cultural organisations in setting up their disability policies for these audiences.

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The members of the Cercle des entreprises mécènes : L’ADN Groupe, AXA-Agence Sentilhes, BMW MINI Foch Automobiles, Canon, Citadis, l’Echo du mardi, France Boissons, Granier Assurances, Hôtel des ventes d’Avignon, JAL Conseil, La Maison du Bon Café, Maison Guilhem Sevin, Point Vision Cavaillon, Ressources, Roche-Bobois Avignon, Timcod.

Our individual supporters : Pascal Abensour en souvenir d’Aloual son époux, Bernard Alimi, Julie Avrane, Constant Barbas, Claire Besson, Patrick Binet, Guillaume Bolot, Damien et Virginie Bouchayer, Jacques Charpenay, François Christophe, Bernard Coron, Claude Creton, Florence Curimbaba, Florence et Christophe Dufour, Philippe Estivalezes, Julien Facon, Jean-Pierre Fontanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Philippe Gazagnes, Arnaud de Giovanni, Jean-Claude Grimal, Judith Housez-Aubry, Laure et Pierre-François Kaltenbach, Louis Labadens, Sophie Lacoste Dournel, Laurent Lagadec, Catherine Leonetti, Alain Le Pecheur, Monique Limon, Farah Malaoui, Alain Michel, Corinne Minot, Jean-Pierre Mongarny, Thierry Pichon, Michel Pinczewski, Nathalie Raffort-Groult, Paul-Eric Ranchin, Guylane Rassouli, Hélène Reltgen Becharat, Louis Schweitzer, Catherine Sobrepère-Gorlier, Sandra Soudry, Danielle Thibault, Patrick Vilars, Bernadette Voinet-Bellon.

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GEPSA is a leading provider of Facility Management services for sites that require a particular level of security, either due to the site's activity or its end-users. As the supplier and coordinator of services for a building (operation, maintenance, green spaces) and for its end-users (catering, hospitality, activities), GEPSA acts as a single point of contact and facilitator for the management of a site, guaranteeing quality of service while ensuring rules and regulations, as well as associated budgets, are respected. Over the last 30 years, GEPSA has built up unique expertise in how best to lead its clients to excellence. GEPSA now operates 60 sites in France and Italy.

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The Festival d'Avignon is a member of

Partners of the House of publics and professionals

La Fédération nationale des collectivités territoriales pour la culture a été créée en 1960 par Michel Durafour, maire-adjoint à la culture de Saint-Étienne, avec pour ambition de promouvoir les initiatives des collectivités et de les inciter à s’affirmer dans le domaine de la culture. Principe : l’avenir de la vie culturelle passe par une politique de décentralisation. Intuition qui reste pleinement d’actualité. Association pluraliste, la FNCC représente près de 450 collectivités de toute nature. La FNCC organise chaque année son assemblée générale à Avignon, pendant le Festival, l’occasion d’organiser des débats et ainsi de prolonger la volonté de Jean Vilar de conjuguer manifestation artistique et réflexion politique.

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