La Collaborative is made up of l’Agence Culturelle Grand Est, l’OARA Nouvelle-Aquitaine, l’ODIA Normandie, Occitanie en scène and Spectacle Vivant en Bretagne. These 5 regional agencies for the development of the arts and culture principally concentrate their work on live performance, sharing the same vision of working in public service for culture.

Even though they may have different missions, they have a shared commitment : enabling live performance tours and directly supporting artists, both within and outside their region, with a combination of resources (information, advice, developing company strategy, networking) and financial support for the creation and/or touring of work.

The principal objectives of la Collaborative :

– Increase practical cooperation for touring, enhancing the visibility of companies and their shows, at national and international level.
– Create a space for dialogue to enable the sharing of experiences and the pooling of resources in order to better support artists
– Develop a common approach and shared vocabulary for people working in the profession and for local authorities
– Be innovative and use a transversal approach, encouraging experimentation and diversifying ways of working
– Increase public policy support for the arts so that everyone benefits

OARA The Office Artistique de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine is an arts organisation under a 3-year contract with the Nouvelle-Aquitaine regional council, working in the performing arts sector, which also receives financial support from the state via the DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine (Ministry of Culture regional office for cultural affairs). Its principal objectives are to support the development of performing arts companies from Aquitaine (co-production, grants for creating work, residencies, help for touring work regionally and outside the region) and to contribute to the structuration and dynamism of the sector, encouraging fair access for all to the arts and to culture in the region.

ODIA Normandie Assigned to the performing arts sector, the Office de diffusion et d’information artistique de Normandie contributes to the visibility of arts projects and cultural events in Normandy and to improving the qualifications of professionals in the arts sector. The office works with dance, theatre and associated disciplines (puppetry, outdoor arts, circus, story-telling, cross-disciplinary performance…) as well as historical, classical and contemporary music. It devotes itself to the cultural development of the region, to support and promote companies based in Normandy and to give a professional structure to the sector in the region.

Occitanie en scène Occitanie en scène serves to contribute to the artistic and cultural development of the Occitanie region, making it a welcoming place for creative people from different backgrounds and a place for nurturing new art forms. It works in theatre, music, dance, circus, outdoor arts and cross-disciplinary performance. To reach its objectives, the organisation concentrates on three different aspects: touring support, communication and professional networking, Europe and cooperation.

Spectacle vivant en Bretagne Spectacle vivant en Bretagne is an EPCC (Public Institution for Cultural Cooperation) founded by the region of Brittany and the DRAC Bretagne (Ministry of Culture regional office for cultural affairs). Its core objective: touring work created by companies based in Brittany, primarily at a national level but also abroad. Its spheres of work are: music, dance, theatre, circus and cross-disciplinary work, for performance in the theatre, for the outdoors, or in a circus ring. It has 3 areas of work: touring development, co-operation and prospection. Its tools: advice on development strategy, networking, supporting company mobility, financial help for touring, training.