Thanks to its multidisciplinary, internationally orientated programme and with almost 60 partner venues in Paris and Île-de-France, the Festival d’Automne à Paris is as rich as it is diverse. For several years now, the Festival has been developing four complementary artistic and cultural education programmes. These programmes provide pupils and students with the opportunity to discover our partner venues, meet the artists and participate in workshops based on their work.

From nursery to university : Cours de Re-création

Every Autumn for the last 14 years, Cours de Re-création invites pupils to visit an exhibition and then act cultural mediators for the exhibition in schools other than their own and with pupils of all ages. This process sets in motion a group effort, and invites those involved to consider effective ways of communicating their perception of the work.

This Autumn, the programme will be based upon the following exhibitions :

- Anna Boghiguian – Beaux-Arts de Paris
- Christodoulos Panayiotou – Musée d'Orsay

Primary school : Écoute !

The Écoute ! programme has been raising awareness among primary school pupils of one of their five senses: hearing.
Each programme lasts for three consecutive school years. Once a month for a whole year, the Festival has invited David Christoffel, composer and musicologist, and the percussionist Maxime Echardour to visit Barbanègre primary school (in the XIXth arrondissement) in order to give pupils an insight into the repertory of today’s music in connection with the current Festival programme.

 Over the coming months, the pupils will be working on pieces : Mark Andre, Benedict Mason, Claude Vivier, Antonin Tri Hoang.

High schools : Les Ateliers du lendemain

Based on one of the Festival shows, the Ateliers du lendemain take place a few days after the show on the same stage that the artists performed on. Using the spoken word, physical expression and writing, the pupils bring to the surface their different experiences of watching the show and their emotional responses to it.

This Autumn, pupils will encounter the work of :
Jeanne Candel / Samuel Achache, Frank Castorf, Boris Charmatz, Aurélie Charon / Amélie Bonnin / Caroline Gillet, Julie Deliquet, Mohamed El Khatib, Fabien Gorgeart / Clotilde Hesme, tg STAN / Tiago Rodrigues, Gisèle Vienne.


Since 2012, pupils involved in the project have worked on pieces by artists such as Jérôme Bel, Jonathan Capdevielle, Rodolphe Congé, Olivier Coulon-Jablonka, Daria Deflorian et Antonio Tagliarini, Encyclopédie de la parole, Forced Entertainment, Fanny de Chaillé, Éric Didry, Joris Lacoste, Pierre-Yves Macé, Maguy Marin, Rabih Mroué, Dorothée Munyaneza, Bouchra Ouizguen, Milo Rau,
 Lia Rodrigues, Tiago Rodrigues, Leila Soliman, etc.
In 2018they encountered :Sylvain Creuzevault, Les Tourmentes, tg STAN, Infidèle, Ahmed El Attar, Mama , Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker et tg STAN, QuartettBouchra Ouiguen, JeradaLia Rodrigues, Fùria (titre provisoire)Bruno Beltrao, Inhoa Saburo Teshigawara, The IdiotHideto Iwaï, Wareware no moromoro (nos histoires...)

Students: Les Arts à l’amphi

Every year, the Les Arts à l’amphi programme, organized by the Festival and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, gives participants the opportunity to meet around ten of its featured artists (visual artists, choreographers, directors, composers, etc.)


Details of forthcoming encounters with artists at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and how to gain access to them will be made available as soon as possible.


Finding out more

Using words and images to look back at projects that took place in 2018, involving around 1000 pupils (from 4 to 20 years), with the Découvrir, Transmettre, Partager journal in French.


The Festival d’Automne à Paris’s artistic and cultural education initiatives aimed at young people receive financial support from the Fondation Aleth and Pierre Richard under the auspices of the Fondation de France.
! receive financial support from the Sacem.

Parcours d’auteurs receive financial support from the SACD.

Cours de Re-création receive financial support from La Fondation d’entreprise Fiminco.



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