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Funding and production
The Festival pays for the performance costs of each production it invites and assists them in finding funding, notably through co-production with other theatres, French performing arts organisations such as Adami or Sacd and local, national or international government bodies.
The Avignon Festival plays the role of executive producer for some of the artists invited. The Festival is responsible for sourcing the financial and technical requirements of those productions. It also employs the artists and stage crews, builds the decors in its workshops in Avignon and takes care of the casting of the show in France and abroad outside the Festival time-period.
The Avignon Festival has notably been the executive producer these past years of Paso Doble, a performance created in 2006 in the Church of the Célestins by Miquel Barcelo and Josef Nadj, which has since been presented in New York, Madrid, London, Venice…
In 2007, the Avignon Festival was the producer of Cruda, vuelta y vuelta, al punto, chamuscada, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and created with Murgas of Buenos Aires. This performance was presented in the Festival of International Arts of Castille and Leon, in the International Festival of the Villa Hadrien, Musica Foundation per Roma, and in the Festival of Athens. The same year, the Festival was as well the producer of The Communist's Silence, directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent.
In 2008, the Festival was the executive producter of Partage de Midi by Paul Claudel, directed by Gaël Baron, Nicolas Bouchaud, Charlotte Clamens, Valérie Dréville and Jean-François Sivadier, a performance which was then on tour in France in the Fall of 2008.
In 2009, the Avignon Festival and its partners of the Kadmos network - The Greek Festival of Barcelona, the Festival of Athens and Epidaure , the International Theatre Festival of Istambul - and the Odeon Theater of Europe have produced the project of film-maker Amos Gitai : The War of the Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness. This same year, the Festival also produced Angelo, Tyrant of Padoua by Victor Hugo directed by film-maker Christophe Honoré, which was also on tour in France in 2010.
In 2010, the Festival d'Avignon was executive producer of the following representations: Papperlapapp by Christoph Marthaler and Anna Viebrock, King Richard II by William Shakespeare, directed by Jean-Baptiste Sastre, and My Secret Garden by Falk Richter and Stanislas Nordey.
For the 2011 edition, the Festival is executive producer of Miss Julie, by August Strindberg, directed by Frédéric Fisbach, and of Au moins j'aurai laissé un beau cadavre (At Least I Will Have Left a Beautiful Corpse), after William Shakespeare, a show directed by Vincent Macaigne.
In 2012, the Festival produced the show by Séverine Chavrier, Plage ultime.
For this 2013 edition, the Festival d'Avignon is producing Par les villages (Walk about the Villages) by Peter Handke, directed by Stanislas Nordey, and the show by Jérôme Bel, Cour d'honneur.
The Avignon Festival also coordinated tours in France and Europe of international shows programmed in Avignon, as for example La Pesaca by Ricardo Bartis in 2008.