Sponsors for 2024

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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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The Région SUD ensures the general interest and wellbeing of its inhabitants, as well as equality of opportunity on its territory. A land of culture, with over 1,200 events a year, it welcomes the greatest diversity of festivals in the world. Its Culture budget in 2023 was 62,028,350€, or 4% of the Region’s total budget. Cultural effervescence is in its DNA. The Festival d’Avignon dazzles and unsettles, and the Région SUD supports it for the power and influence of its artistic project as well as for its dynamic impact on the territory. Artists, technicians, spectators, tradesmen, artisans... all meet there. Culture is life!

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Performers' Services organisation: Rights Management, Project Funding, Advocacy and Career Counseling.

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Spedidam works to guarantee all artists the pay rights they have been granted. Spedidam distributes rights to 100,000 artists, over 40,000 of whom are Spedidam associates. In accordance with the law, Spedidam allocates part of the sums it collectes to aids to the creation and diffusion of the performing arts, to artistic and cultural education, and to the training of artists.
Spedidam is happy to renew its partnership with the Festival d’Avignon and to support this major European artistic event.

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Employers and permanent or casual employees working in the world of theatre, of the performing arts, and of culture in general... Audiens is your partner when it comes to social protection. When it comes to supplementary persions, health funds, or Congés Spectacles: we’re here to serve. We also conduct many actions to help performing arts professionals in precarious situations or wanting to change careers. Audiens is a nonprofit group administered by the industry’s social partners.

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Part of a worldwide network, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni promotes French language and culture and encourages cooperation between France and the UK. The Institut welcomes over 100,000 people each year, thanks to its wide range of events, from film screenings and debates to festivals and concerts. With its flagship Franco-British programmes, Fluxus (contemporary art fund), Magnetic (visual artists residency network) and Diaphonique (contemporary music fund), the Institut supports the most ambitious artistic collaborations between French and British institutions and fosters creation from both sides of the Channel.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. In the arts we work with a strong network of partners and cultural professionals to support new opportunities for artists, and partnerships and artistic exchange between the UK and French creative sectors.

The Festival d'Avignon is supported by the British Council as part of the UK/France Spotlight on Culture 2024 Imagining Together programme.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia supports contemporary art and creativity in Switzerland on behalf of the Swiss Confederation. It seeks to disseminate and promote them abroad and cultivates national and international exchange. Pro Helvetia supports all artistic disciplines with the exception of film. Through its own initiatives, it contributes to the development of contemporary cultural life and creates new networks for Swiss cultural practitioners in Switzerland and abroad. The Foundation is based in Zurich and has a worldwide presence through its network of offices.

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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, established in Lisbon in 1956 by the will of Calouste Gulbenkian, leads activities in the field of the arts, sciences, education and human development. The Delegation in France takes action to promote and develop Portuguese-language arts and culture in France and Europe, to combat inequalities in cultural access and participation, and to take part in and contribute to the European democratic debate.

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ARTE's mission is to bring Europeans closer together through culture. Fully in tune with the times, the channel, its arte.tv platform and its social channels give priority to creation, innovation and investigation, with a rich and diverse editorial offering and increasingly innovative original formats. Now available in 6 languages, ARTE is a cultural label unique in Europe.

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With its national and regional channels (France 2, France 3 and its 24 regional antennas, France 4, France 5, and France info), and its digital platforms (france.tv, francetv.sport, francetv.Slash, Okoo, Lumni, CultureBox and Outre-mer La 1ère), France Télévisions offers its public a rich, ambitious and unifying programming aimed at informing, educating and animating democratic debate, at national, local and international levels.

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As a player in cultural life and knowledge, France Culture brings together knowledge, ideas and creative disciplines to shed light on contemporary issues every day.

The second most podcasted radio station, France Culture has 1.9 million listeners every day. In tune with the evolution of all uses, it strives to broadcast more and more varied programmes in different formats, in a way that is as accessible as it is demanding: magazines, discussion programmes, news bulletins, documentaries and fiction. It also offers a catalogue of content that makes it a key resource for podcasts. Its public events - readings, premieres, masterclasses, prizes dedicated to students, its publications, its native podcast and video versions, and its support for numerous cultural events throughout the year - are all expressions of its belief in public service.

Find France Culture in Avignon on 91.5, online and on the Radio France app.

The relationship between the Festival and public radio is a long-standing one, and one that is always renewed. Every summer, France Culture sets up its microphones at the Musée Calvet for readings and radio shows. These prestigious and popular programs attract a large and loyal audience.

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France Inter, France's No. 1 radio station, with over 7 million daily listeners, the most listened-to morning show in France and over 45 million monthly podcasts, is fully committed to its mission as a general-interest public service channel, attracting an ever-growing and diverse audience. Committed to culture and artists,

France Inter is once again mobilizing to bring the Avignon Festival to life, with two programs of the emblematic "Le Masque et la Plume" being recorded.

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France Bleu is the No. 1 media for local life, with 44 radio stations throughout France. France Bleu ranks among the TOP 3 media brands (radio/TV category) thanks to its digital offering, which attracts more than 10 million unique visitors per month. All year round, France Bleu Vaucluse informs and accompanies Vaucluse residents in their daily lives, throughout the territory and as close as possible to their centers of interest, and is committed to promoting "short circuits", the local economy, culture and those who are the pride of the Vaucluse.

Every summer in July, France Bleu Vaucluse lives to the rhythm of the Avignon Festival, offering daily encounters, show selections and interviews on stage or backstage. From 6 a.m. onwards, Vaucluse news and festival information is available on France bleu Vaucluse, francebleu.fr and the app HERE.

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RFI is a French news radio station, broadcast worldwide in French and 16 other languages*, via 151 FM relays, shortwave, some 30 satellites to all five continents, the Internet and connected applications, with more than 1,870 partner radio stations carrying its programs. Thanks to the expertise of its editorial teams based in Paris and its network of 400 correspondents, RFI offers its listeners news and magazine programmes that provide keys to understanding the world. In 2022, RFI's worldwide radio audience reached 59.5 million listeners every week. Its digital environments record 24.6 million visits each month and bring together a community of 31.1 million subscribers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. RFI is the leading French news radio on Facebook. rfi.fr

RFI presents the 11th edition of its Ça va, ça va le monde cycle of readings at the Carmel d'Avignon. RFI is also a partner of the Avignon Festival's "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project.

*English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Hausa, Khmer, Kiswahili, Mandenkan, Persian, Fulfulde, Portuguese, Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese.

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The France Médias Monde group brings together France 24, the all-news channel (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish); RFI, world radio (in French and 16 other languages) and Monte Carlo Doualiya, Arabic-language radio. All three broadcast worldwide, in 21 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. 64 nationalities are represented among the employees. Each week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract 259.6 million contacts (average 2022). The group's three media gather more than 100 million subscribers on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram, and counted more than 3.4 billion video views and audio starts in 2022. France Médias Monde is the parent company of CFI, the French media cooperation agency, and a shareholder in the French-language general-interest channel TV5MONDE. francemediasmonde.com

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Free, inquisitive, festive and creative, Radio Nova is a pioneering musical medium that invites you to discover the many emerging talents on the international musical and cultural scene.

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Since 1986, Les Inrockuptibles has been following the path of prescription. For over 35 years, we've been scouring the margins and the world for those who are building tomorrow's culture. In their magazine and on their website, they transmit their discoveries and their singular points of view with rigor and impertinence. Music, cinema, literature, art, performing arts... Les Inrockuptibles takes a close look at the latest developments in all areas of creativity.

Performing arts, theater and dance are part of Les Inrockuptibles' DNA, and we're proud to be celebrating 20 years of history with the Festival d'Avignon this year! Les Inrockuptibles is a partner in the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project set up by the Festival d'Avignon.

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With 6 million readers, 1 million socionauts, 430,000 subscribers and over 500 partner venues and festivals, the Télérama community continues to grow. Shows, arts, music, books, films, series, documentaries, radio, podcasts... Since its creation, Télérama has accompanied the evolution of cultural uses and practices of today's and tomorrow's culture lovers.

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Founded in 1944 as a daily newspaper, Le Monde has become a media company that also publishes themed supplements and its magazine M, with a focus on independence, rigor and high editorial standards. Every month, Le Monde reaches 22 million readers, Internet and mobile users. Continuous daily coverage of international, French, economic and cultural news. Every day, four pages devoted to culture, with enriched content, portfolios and videos on its website and apps. That's why Le Monde is delighted to be associated with the Festival d'Avignon, and to share its enthusiasm for the event with its audience.

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La Provence is a partner of the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project set up by the Festival d'Avignon.

For almost 50 years, Libération has been a major player in the French press, thanks to its headlines, its inimitable style, its fights, its stances... And it's not about to stop! Libération is read by millions of readers every month, who come to discover exclusive investigations, revelations, reports, opinion pieces... Every day, the editorial team scrutinizes cultural and societal changes, initiates or actively participates in debates, and shakes up the powers that be. In recent years, Libération has reinvented itself by modernizing its editorial offering (more investigative reporting, new newsletters) and launching a new website. That's why Libération is delighted to be associated with the Festival d'Avignon and to share its enthusiasm for the event with its audience.

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Transfuge is a cultural magazine. Each month, it features long articles and interviews on current events in literature, stage, cinema and visual arts. Founded in 2004, it favors a demanding, international and multidisciplinary vision of art.

Transfuge has been a partner of the Avignon Festival since 2019, participating in the Territoires cinématographiques at the Utopia cinema by organizing debates between filmmakers and directors after screenings. That's why Transfuge is delighted to collaborate with the Avignon Festival and share with its audience its enthusiasm for this event.

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L'Humanité is a daily newspaper founded in 1904 by Jean Jaurès, published by Société Nouvelle du Journal L'Humanité. The press group also publishes L'Humanité Magazine, a weekly magazine, and the literary monthly Les Lettres Françaises, long edited by Louis Aragon. It has taken over the publication of La Terre, Le Magazine du Vivant, founded in 1937 and now a quarterly magazine as well as a cooperative digital platform. TAF, for Travailler au Futur, is also a quarterly magazine that doubles as a cooperative digital platform, entirely dedicated to work-related issues. Several special issues a year are dedicated to personalities, historical events and social movements. Since 1930, L'Humanité has organized the Fête de l'Humanité every second weekend in September.

L'Humanité is a partner of the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project organized by the Festival d'Avignon.

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Created in 1992, the free monthly La Terrasse is the benchmark media for the performing arts. The journal, which also includes a website, has been covering the latest theatrical, choreographic and musical news for over 30 years, and is a memory of contemporary creation. The magazine is widely distributed by hand in the Paris region, as well as by mail order throughout France.

Since 2008, La Terrasse has published a special edition of Avignon en Scène(s), covering virtually the entire Festival d'Avignon program, as well as a selection of quality shows from Avignon Off. An essential tool, Avignon en Scène(s) strengthens the reputation of the title and consolidates its audience.

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La Scène is the leading source of information for entertainment professionals. A reference magazine for keeping abreast of all the latest entertainment news and trends in the cultural world. A tool for analysis and reflection, it helps you better understand the performing arts industry, keep abreast of upcoming cultural projects, and expand your contacts and address book. Available by subscription and in specialized bookshops.

La Scène is a partner of the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both!" scheme set up by the Festival d'Avignon.

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Théâtre(s) is the French magazine dedicated to theatrical life. It places creation and the dramatic arts at the heart of its editorial concept. Théâtre(s) takes a fresh, lively and committed look at what's happening in the world of theater and those who make it. Combining reading pleasure, critical viewpoints, knowledge and a wealth of content, the magazine is aimed at audiences and professionals alike. Théâtre(s) is available from newsstands, specialist bookshops and by subscription.

Théâtre(s) is a partner of the project "Entre journalisme et culture, je choisis les deux!" organized by the Festival d'Avignon.

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For over 10 years, Sceneweb has been keeping its readers up to date with the latest news in the performing arts, minute by minute, seven days a week. More than 800,000 unique visitors consult the site every year, which is becoming increasingly influential thanks to the freedom of tone of its team of professional journalists, experts in their fields, from puppetry to dance, circus to theater, opera to shows for young audiences.

Sceneweb is a partner in the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project set up by the Festival d'Avignon.

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Les Echos is the benchmark daily newspaper for French decision-makers. The editorial team's journalists, experts in their fields, offer a better understanding of the world through economics. With topical issues, major investigations and podcasts, Les Echos offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage.

Les Echos is a partner of the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project set up by the Festival d'Avignon.

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Founded in 2016 by Guillaume Lacroix, Renaud Le Van Kim and Laurent Lucas, Brut is now France's and Europe's leading social media, with nearly 37 million people reached every month. Brut is aimed at 100% of 15-35 year-olds, and has won the support of this new generation thanks to the subjects that matter to them: culture, the place of women in society, mobilizations against global warming, the fight against discrimination...

By becoming a partner of the Festival d'Avignon, Brut hopes to encourage conversations around culture. Brut is convinced that the performing arts, as defended for years by the Festival d'Avignon, appeal to a young audience that shares its values every day, in culture as in society.

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Zébuline is an independent community newspaper dedicated to promoting culture and the arts in the south-east of France. With a team of journalists specialized in these fields, Zébuline does not depend on any shareholder, and places culture at the heart of its reasoning and editorial construction, while taking a critical look at environmental and cultural policies, and discrimination.

Zébuline is a partner in the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project set up by the Festival d'Avignon.

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Radio Campus France is the federation of 29 student radio stations localized in 30 cities in France, broadcasting continuously on FM and DAB+ and/or the web. Representing 29 independent student radios with eclectic editorial lines, Radio Campus France promotes the local expression of young people at a national and European level, showcases new talent from France and abroad, and provides a space for training and sharing radio know-how. Every year, our federation carries out a large number of collective or shared projects in the fields of music, cinema, literature, new technologies, sound creation, information and representation to institutions, focused on decoding different forms of artistic and cultural expression.

As part of its partnership with the Festival d'Avignon, Radio Campus France is relaying information on its website and broadcasting channels about the Festival's "Making Waves Avignon" radio project, aimed at young people. Several campus radio stations will broadcast the programs produced by Making Waves.

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Radio Radio is an independent radio station based in Toulouse. Since 2010, in partnership with Radio TER and Radio Radio +, it has been running a temporary radio station, "L'écho des planches", dedicated entirely to the Festival d'Avignon. Its programs are broadcast from the Maison Jean Vilar in Avignon, Paris, Nice, Toulouse, Bagnères-sur-Bigorre and on the Internet. Like a myriad of echoes, the editorial line aims to make the Festival's voices heard in all their diversity. The microphones are open to artists, directors, programmers, technicians, thinkers and intellectuals... for daily live and/or public meetings...

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Vaucluse Matin is a partner of the "Between journalism and culture, I choose both" project set up by the Festival d'Avignon.

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Since 2023, the Carrière de Boulbon has been redeveloped to make the site and the public safer, thanks to the support of the Ville de Boulbon.

The Maison Jean Vilar is a place for exhibitions, resources and meetings on theatre and performing arts, run jointly by the Association Jean Vilar and the branch of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The Maison Jean Vilar was founded in 1979 by Paul Puaux, Jean Vilar's right-hand man and director of the Festival d'Avignon from 1971 to 1978. It gathers archives, in particular those of Jean Vilar and the Festival d'Avignon, and a specialised library dedicated to the performing arts.
The common heritage between the Festival d'Avignon and the Association Jean Vilar has led to a continuous and fruitful partnership around Jean Vilar and his impact on today's theatre, through round tables, meetings and the setting up of the Festival bookshop.

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The Maison Jean Vilar is a place for exhibitions, resources and meetings on theatre and performing arts, run jointly by the Association Jean Vilar and the branch of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The Maison Jean Vilar was founded in 1979 by Paul Puaux, Jean Vilar's right-hand man and director of the Festival d'Avignon from 1971 to 1978. It gathers archives, in particular those of Jean Vilar and the Festival d'Avignon, and a specialised library dedicated to the performing arts.

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The Ceméa have been developing their educational action for over 80 years, in close collbarotation with the most emancipatory cultural and social currents of our society: artistic creation, scientific progress, and social struggles. As part of the association Centres de jeunes et de séjours, the partnership between the Festival, the Avignon city hall, and the Ceméa guarantees the political and educational success of this project for the attraction of new audiences and the training of actors of cultural action.
The stays, training sessions, and dialogue spaces at the Café des idées are part of a project of cultural openness and popular education. Based on the programme of the Festival and on active education methods, this partnership works towards individual emancipation through artistic experience.

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Creation aimed at children and youths is rich and inventive. It’s a symbol of hope, a project for our society. That’s the promise of Scènes d’enfance - Assitej France, which brings together all the forces of this sector, on the national and international stage. The association leads several ambitious projects as part of a multi-annual convention with the State. Its aim is to contribute to the definition of cultural policy aimed at younger generations.
Scènes d’enfance - ASSITEJ France leads the project “Avignon, enfants à l’honneur”. It allows hundreds of children from all over France, from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, to experience artistic creation. Those children take part in a special project in the Cour d’honneur conceived with the team of the Festival, and attend several shows.

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Patrons and Partners

The Crédit Coopératif Foundation acts at the forefront and in the wake of the bank that created it, to support the innovations of the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) at the service of transitions. Because the ecological emergency and social fractures are the major challenges of our time and because the SSE is a pioneer of solutions, the Foundation supports projects that help the SSE to grow and strengthen its influence for a fairer and more united society, in harmony with the planet.

The Fondation Crédit Coopératif has been the main sponsor of the Festival d'Avignon since 2011. This loyal relationship is based on a shared conviction: that popular attendance of the performing arts is an essential driver of citizen emancipation and the collective imagination that the world needs.

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By becoming a major sponsor of the Festivall d'Avignon and the La FabricA project, AXA and the Mutuelles AXA are supporting a not-to-be-missed event in French and international cultural life, which attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators every year. It's a unique event that places the performing arts at the heart of a historic heritage.

Through our support for artistic creation, we wish to affirm, in the tradition of Jean Vilar and in line with the vision of Tiago Rodrigues, our commitment to a more inclusive society. Art will always be, and today even more so, a catalyst for social inclusion. We are proud to be associated for the next three years with a project that illustrates more than ever our raison d'être: "Acting for human progress by protecting what matters".
Guillaume Borie, CEO, AXA France

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“Our gestures define us and show who we are.” Every commitment made by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is guided by this single, unifying conviction. Put another way, by acting for the well-being of all, we grow and become better human beings. The Foundation puts in place the necessary conditions for the transmission of skills and know-how, the creation of new work across the arts, of social solidarity and the protection of our environment, through several programmes designed to accompany its beneficiaries as they build tomorrow’s world.

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports Transmission Impossible, an immersion, exchange, and research project for young artists and performing arts students taking place within the Festival d’Avignon. This postgraduate project brings together many young talents of the theatre arts supported by of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of its Artists in the Community programme programme, wich aims to promote access to the performing arts professions with particular attention to the issue of equal opportunities.

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Profoundly attached to the world of dance since its origins, the High Jewelry Maison has strengthened its commitment in 2020 with the creation of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels. Guided by the values of creation, transmission and education, this initiative aims to support artists and institutions in presenting choreographic heritage, while encouraging new productions. Since its launch, Dance Reflections has supported numerous dance companies in their creations as well as multiples institutions in the presentation of their works on the international stage. Since 2022, the program is reinforced each year by major events, such as the Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival. In addition to supporting the creation and promotion of choreographic works, Dance Reflections places increasing importance on transmission and education issues. The initiative participates in actions to raise awareness of choreographic culture and organizes artistic residencies for all audiences, professionals, and amateurs alike. Its network, now consisting of 45 partners from 14 different countries, continues to grow further with each project.

Dance Reflections by Van & Arpels is accompanying the Edition 2024 of the Festival d’Avignon by supporting the creation and the presentation of Noé Soulier’s Close Up and Boris Charmatz’s Forever.

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Ammodo supports the development of arts, architecture and science by contributing to innovative projects and cutting-edge scientific research.
Ammodo supports the creation of two new productions for the 2024 edition of Festival d’Avignon. These are Mothers by Marta Gornicka and Damon, El Funeral de Bergmann by Angelica Liddell.

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AFD contributes to implement France’s policies of sustainable development and international solidarity through its financing activities for the public sector and NGOs, its research and publications (AFD Editions), its training in sustainable development (AFD Campus), and its awareness-raising actions in France. Climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health, governance, culture… AFD teams are involved in more than 3250 projects and 115 countries.

AFD and the Festival d'Avignon have entered into a partnership to strengthen the Festival's sustainable and international dimension with Ça va, ça va le monde! - RFI, make it a place for debate and thought the Café des idées and open it up to a wide range of actors and audiences with Making Waves Avignon.

MAIF has developed a mutual insurance model centred on people, in which the expectations of its members, the aspirations of its employees, the protection of the environment and the long-term interests of the company are all aligned. This is the whole point of the "mission company" status adopted in 2020.

Because culture enriches and brings people together, and as the leading insurer of associations, MAIF supports the structures in this sector and acts to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

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Through our network of 11 cooperatives spread all over the French territory, we empower citizens, public entities and companies in the energy sector. The cooperatives act to make the energy transition local, citizen-lead and inclusive. They produce and supply renewable and offer energy saving services. Enercoop is highly committed in developing renewable energies, reducing the waste of resources, put humans before profit, develop energy solidarity and support cooperatives
as an alternative.

Enercoop is proud to partner with the Festival d'Avignon and to support its efforts towards a citizen-led energy transition with our 100% renewable electricity supply

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Situated in the south of the Rhône Valley, only 20 minutes from Avignon, Vacqueyras is a renowned wine village. Nestled between vineyards, wooded hills and valleys, protected by the famous Dentelles de Montmirail massif which overlooks the village, the Vacqueyras vineyards cover 1,460 hectares. Thanks to its diversity of soils and terroirs, the appellation is made up of 3 colours: red Vacqueyras (94%), white (5%) and rosé (1%). Since 1998, Vacqueyras has been supporting the Festival d'Avignon as part of its commitment to the attractiveness and cultural influence of its region. The Cru has been honoured to be the "Official Cru of the Festival d'Avignon" for 25 consecutive years, in recognition of the know-how of the winegrowers. For each edition, 3 Vacqueyras vintages are selected and given a collector's label combining the Festival d'Avignon poster and the visual of the estate.

Avignon, capital of culture, Vacqueyras land of culture. Vacqueyras has been the official wine of the Festival d'Avignon for 25 years. For 25 years we have been honoured to be chosen each year as the wine of the Festival d'Avignon. For 25 years we have been proud to support one of the most important international events in contemporary performing arts, based in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It seems obvious to us that we should be associated with culture, with cultural works. The Festival d'Avignon, a living theatre and a place of artistic expression, just like the Vacqueyras appellation, a place where winegrowers express themselves through their wines.

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Magirus Camiva is a subsidiary in France of Magirus and belonging to the Iveco Group. With the experience, know-how and passion of Magirus, Magirus Camiva in France is one of the main actor in the fire fighting world. With its maintenance workshop for aerial ladders and fire-fighting vehicles, its customization workshop for finishing new vehicles, its spare parts and accessories services and an after-sales service for the global market, Magirus Camiva offer a complete range of fire fighting vehicles and a global offer to firefighters.

Magirus Camiva is the fire safety partner of the Avignon Festival. Extinguishing means have been put in place to prevent fire risks and to ensure the overall safety of the site. Motor-driven pumps with hoses and lances, as well as the new Heliskid, a self-contained structure equipped with its own motor-driven pump and a water capacity of 3000L, will be in service to support the fire and emergency services.

The Casino Foundation supports children and teenagers facing difficult life situations and cultural distance. It has chosen to promote the arts, and theatre in particular, to help them learn and become independent. In this way, it helps to reduce inequalities in education and access to culture for more than 3,000 young people each year. In 2022, the Fondation Casino is supporting the Festival d'Avignon's theatre programme for young people at the Centre Alain Pujol in Le Thor.

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The members of the Cercle des entreprises mécènes : ACCEO, ADN GROUPE – LES EDITIONS D’APRES, BMW FOCH AUTOMOBILES, CAE «CONCEPT ASSAINISSEMENT ENVIRONNEMENT», CANON, CARS BOUISSE, CBA INFORMATIQUE, FACIL’ITI, FRANCE BOISSONS, GRANIER ASSURANCES, HOTEL DES VENTES AVIGNON, HOTEL LA MIRANDE, JAL CONSEIL, J. CAUSSE ET ASSOCIES, LA MAISON DU BON CAFE, LE GRAND MAGASIN, LE REPERTOIRE, L’ECHO DU MARDI – LES PETITES AFFICHES DU VAUCLUSE, MYRIAGONE CONSEIL, POINT VISION CAVAILLON, RENT A CAR, RESSOURCES SI, TIMCOD, VEO LOCATION, VOYAGES ARNAUD

Partners of the Café des idées

AFD contributes to implement France’s policies of sustainable development and international solidarity through its financing activities for the public sector and NGOs, its research and publications (AFD Editions), its training in sustainable development (AFD Campus), and its awareness-raising actions in France. Climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health, governance, culture… AFD teams are involved in more than 3250 projects and 115 countries.

AFD and the Festival d'Avignon have entered into a partnership to strengthen the Festival's sustainable and international dimension with Ça va, ça va le monde! - RFI, make it a place for debate and thought the Café des idées and open it up to a wide range of actors and audiences with Making Waves Avignon.

The driving force behind many of the profession’s major fights, CGT Spectacle stands alongside employees to defend their interests. It brings together many of the profession’s major unions: SYNPTAC CGT (technical, administrative), the Syndicat Français des Artistes Interprètes and the Syndicat National des Artistes Musiciens.
Dedicated to giving a voice to the workers of the performing arts, CGT Spectacle organises actions which revolve around social dialogue among performing arts regional committees to keep a finger on the profession’s pulse.

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Foi et Culture, born in 1966 of the frienship between Père Chave and Jean Vilar, is an association of the Avignon diocese which, every year, builds bridges between the world of culture and the Church. During the Festival, Foi et Culture organises panels with directors or actors. Open to the public, those panels are hosted by Dominican friars.

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Esprit is a monthly ideas and culture magazine. Founded in 1932 by philosopher Emmanuel Mounier, it has been characterised, throughout the 20th century, by its powerful and seminal commitments to anticolonial struggles, to the emerge of an anti-totalitarian left, or to the development of international criminal justice. Today, it continues to bring together writers and readers looking for keys to “understand the world that is to come.”

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For almost 50 years, Libération has been a major player in the French press, thanks to its headlines, its inimitable style, its fights, its stances... And it's not about to stop! Libération is read by millions of readers every month, who come to discover exclusive investigations, revelations, reports, opinion pieces... Every day, the editorial team scrutinizes cultural and societal changes, initiates or actively participates in debates, and shakes up the powers that be. In recent years, Libération has reinvented itself by modernizing its editorial offering (more investigative reporting, new newsletters) and launching a new website. That's why Libération is delighted to be associated with the Festival d'Avignon and to share its enthusiasm for the event with its audience.

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For a number of years, the Festival d’Avignon and Amnesty International France have co-organised several events and debates. For this edition, we will focus on the subject of gender and racial discrimination.

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France Inter, France's No. 1 radio station, with over 7 million daily listeners, the most listened-to morning show in France and over 45 million monthly podcasts, is fully committed to its mission as a general-interest public service channel, attracting an ever-growing and diverse audience. Committed to culture and artists,

France Inter is once again mobilizing to bring the Avignon Festival to life, with two programs of the emblematic "Le Masque et la Plume" being recorded.

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As an area of artistic and cultural influence, the Hauts-de-France Region has an ambitious cultural policy, in which creative freedom is a fundamental pillar. The Region supports artists and industry professionals, promotes access to art and culture for all, and promotes the influence of its teams outside the region. Finally, it is committed to responding to the social, environmental and economic issues that are currently affecting the sector.

Since 2023, the Festival and the Region have developed a partnership that has resulted in the joint organisation of Cafés des idées, one in July in Avignon, the other in November in the region, to coincide with the Rencontres du Spectacle Vivant en Hauts-de-France.

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As a player in cultural life and knowledge, France Culture brings together knowledge, ideas and creative disciplines to shed light on contemporary issues every day.

The second most podcasted radio station, France Culture has 1.9 million listeners every day. In tune with the evolution of all uses, it strives to broadcast more and more varied programmes in different formats, in a way that is as accessible as it is demanding: magazines, discussion programmes, news bulletins, documentaries and fiction. It also offers a catalogue of content that makes it a key resource for podcasts. Its public events - readings, premieres, masterclasses, prizes dedicated to students, its publications, its native podcast and video versions, and its support for numerous cultural events throughout the year - are all expressions of its belief in public service.

Find France Culture in Avignon on 91.5, online and on the Radio France app.

The relationship between the Festival and public radio is a long-standing one, and one that is always renewed. Every summer, France Culture sets up its microphones at the Musée Calvet for readings and radio shows. These prestigious and popular programs attract a large and loyal audience.

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Placed under the authority of the ministry of Higher Education and Research, the French National Research Agency (ANR) has supported research in all its diversity since 2005, contributing to the development of sciences and technologies. The Agency finances and oversees research projects across all disciplines, including many projects focused on culture and creativity. The Agency is also piloting a « France 2030 » investment plan in the fields of research and higher education.

Since 2014, “At the Crossroads between Research and Artistic Creativity” has aimed to experiment each year with new means of dialogue for artists and researchers, as well as establish connections between international research and issues that cultural agents are concerned with.

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Born of a meeting between journalists, directors, and actors of the social field, Making Waves was founded to encourage, through radio and podcasting, the appearance of spaces of dialogue, transmission, and creation. In a spirit of both inclusion and education, our activity is structured around three poles, all connected – via the field of audio creation – to the promotion of freedom of speech and access to information and culture: Making Waves ONG, Making Waves Insertion, and Making Waves Studio.
As part of the Festival d'Avignon 2024, Making Waves will once again be creating a temporary radio station run by fourteen young adults aged between 17 and 25 from Bobigny, Noisy-le-sec, Ivry-sur-Seine, Avignon and Annecy. They will host a daily live broadcast in the courtyard of the Cloître Saint-Louis, which will be broadcast on the Radios Campus network.

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The Crédit Coopératif Foundation acts at the forefront and in the wake of the bank that created it, to support the innovations of the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) at the service of transitions. Because the ecological emergency and social fractures are the major challenges of our time and because the SSE is a pioneer of solutions, the Foundation supports projects that help the SSE to grow and strengthen its influence for a fairer and more united society, in harmony with the planet.

The Fondation Crédit Coopératif has been the main sponsor of the Festival d'Avignon since 2011. This loyal relationship is based on a shared conviction: that popular attendance of the performing arts is an essential driver of citizen emancipation and the collective imagination that the world needs.

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The Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad is a multidisciplinary artistic and cultural program organized as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. An official program of the IOC, the Cultural Olympiad brings together sport, culture and Olympic and Paralympic values throughout France. Open and accessible to all, it encourages artistic creation, encounters between athletes and artists, and cross-fertilization of audiences. As part of its 2024 edition, the Festival d'Avignon will be offering a Cultural Olympiad program focusing on issues of inclusion and disability. The discussion will continue with a major debate.

Since 1927, the Licra has been at the forefront of all the struggles against racism and antisemitism. Deeply attached to the values of the Republic, it defends a simple principle: the universality of human rights. The Licra network now includes 62 sections, for over 3,000 members in France and abroad. In the face of the tensions dividing our society, the Licra is committed to the construction of a more fraternal Republic and to the development of an antiracist culture.
For the past several years, the Festival d’Avignon has asked the Licra to host a debate.

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SACRe is a laboratory and a doctoral studies and creation project by the Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres), which brings together six internationally renowned schools with a history of artistic and scientific excellence (CNSAD-PSL, CNSMDP, ENSAD, La Fémis, les Beaux-Arts de Paris, ENS-PSL). The SACRe laborartory aims to explore the relationships between research and creation through various artistic disciplines and scientific fields.

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The École supérieure d'art d'Avignon is a higher education establishment under the supervision of the city of Avignon and the Ministry of Culture. Its courses combine the practice and theory of art with the teaching of conservation-restoration of cultural property, using related concepts such as care and maintenance. ESAA prepares students to obtain national diplomas conferring Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

The Festival and the ESAA joined forces in 2022 around shared projects in the serveice of research in the field of art, in partnership with the SACRe research laboratory. The theme for 2023: “Taking care (conserving, preserving, exposing, perfoming) of things and landscapes”.

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At the crossroads of research and action, the Institut Troisième Lieu federates experiences of exclusion and advocates the recognition of diversity and its contribution to the fight for social and ecological justice. The Institut Troisième Lieu is being developed as part of Chayma Drira's residency at Les Ateliers Médicis. Chayma Drira is a researcher (NYU) and writer. A diversity conference bringing together the voices of artists and art professionals in Avignon on 17 July 2024, in partnership with the Festival, Ateliers Médicis, Ambition Saint-Denis and the Ministry of Culture. A replica in Saint-Denis in autumn 2024, combining experiments and scientific approaches.

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The Festival d'Avignon is a member of

The Syndeac (national union of artistic and cultural enterprises) brings together over 450 members—centres dramatiques nationaux, centres chorégraphiques nationaux, scènes nationales, scènes conventionnées, city theatres, and festivals, as well as dance, theatre, lyrical, musical, urban arts or circus companies...
The Festival d’Avignon is an opportunity for the Syndeac to meet its members and sound their opinion on cultural policies. The great debate it co-produces with the Festival d’Avignon aims to promote collective reflection and exchange about topics dear to its members and to the public.

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The association La French Tech Grande Provence federates the actors of the digital ecosystem, entrepreneurship and innovation on 16 communities of municipalities and agglomerations. With its expertise in supporting innovative projects for the cultural and creative industries, it opens since 2019 to all sectors of innovation to develop conditions conducive to the emergence, development and sustainability of startups and innovative companies. The French Tech Grande Provence with Dark Euphoria, La Villa Créative and the Grenier à Sel, organizes the professional days "spectacle vivant scènes numériques" as part of the Café des idées.

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