Thanks to its multidisciplinary, internationally orientated programme and with almost 50 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 high school : 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 :
- Nairy Baghramian – Beaux-Arts de Paris
- Tomàs Saraceno – Palais de Tokyo
Primary school : Écoute !
Since 2015, 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 by Claude Vivier, Pascal Dusapin, Clara Iannotta, Gérard Grisey, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre-Yves Macé, Enno Poppe, Helmut Lachenmann, David Christoffel.
The programme organized by the Festival on the theme of Japan will also have an influence on the listening sessions (Kabuki, Noh, etc.).
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 :
Sylvain Creuzevault, Les Tourmentes
tg STAN, Infidèle
Ahmed El Attar, Mama
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker et tg STAN, Quartett
Bouchra Ouiguen, Jerada
Lia Rodrigues, Fùria (titre provisoire)
Bruno Beltrao, Inhoa
Saburo Teshigawara, The Idiot
Hideto 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 2017, involving around 1000 pupils (from 3 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.
Écoute ! 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.