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Outreach activities

We have to think of our relationship with the public as a major social act.” Ever since his appointment as director of the Festival d’Avignon, Olivier Py has placed the relationship with the public at the centre of his mission. The Festival, he says, should allow “everyone, insiders and outsiders alike, to enter into a dialogue and show that culture is an intrinsic part of “the organisation of a better society.” Finding its expression in many different projects, this philosophy has allowed the Festival to dramatically increase its action by inviting its public to take part in new creative dynamics of cultural and social relationships, which encourage all to think critically through participative experiences.

  • Resources - Accessibility
  • Disabled Access

  • Every year, the Festival d’Avignon commits to making sure that disabled people are not excluded from culture by progressively integrating specific measures: better access for disabled people to the venues of the Festival,...

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  • Accessibility - Territory
  • EVER CLOSER TO THE PUBLIC: ITINERANT SHOWS

  • A major actor of cultural democratisation since 1947, the Festival d’Avignon has spread its regional action well beyond the ramparts, following the principle that “ it isn’t the neighbourhoods that need us,...

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