European cultural network - « Art in the struggle against exclusion ».
The “Banlieues d’Europe” network has been in existence since 1992. It brings together association officials, towns, experts and researchers, cultural workers and artists, who are familiar with questions of neighbourhood artistic performances aimed at people who are usually excluded.
Art here is not intended as “soul food”, but as the driving force of an exchange, of a communal reflection, of a new artistic beginning shared with the population.
Structure of the organisation
Since its origin, the work of the association has been a true partnership at European level with 200 partners in 20 different countries. The network aims to make better known, and to participate in, the concrete elaboration of the European idea.
Through its resource centres, the network brings artists together, considers propositions for exchanges at European level, participates in evaluation of projects and gives expert opinion on questions of cultural democracy, and remains open to various requests from associations and communities at international level.
Our task is to move forward at European level a reflection shared between researchers, Council officials, artists and cultural workers on the areas of tension and of innovation, which are today more than ever to be found on the outskirts of towns.
Resources centre on cultural policies, urban policies, social policies in Europe
Organisation of professional meetings about specific subjects (cultural diversity, cultural development, urban regeneration…). Trainig for professionals. Publications. Research and expertise at European level.
Culture Action Europe Contact: Sarah Levin (Director) and Jean Hurstel (President)
271 rue Vendôme
T. +33 4 72 60 97 80
F. +33 4 78 95 28 15