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    • RESOURCES: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, TRAINING, AND TEACHING MATERIAL

    • Resources, Training, Youth

The Festival d’Avignon actively promotes artistic and cultural education through its teaching service, moments of practice (workshops, visits…), teaching material made available online, and training seminars, all of which are available to educational teams and teachers.

The Délégation académique à l’action culturelle (Daac) of the Aix-Marseille regional education authority created an educational service within the framework of the Festival d’Avignon in the spring of 2016. Headed by a teacher, its goal is to help other teachers create artistic and cultural programmes.

This service allows teachers to become partners of the Festival, to help build projects aimed at their students, and to make teaching documents and syllabi more widely available.

To know more: Frédéric Bosser serviceeducatif@festival-avignon.com

Images

Workshop for the creation of the Young Spectator’s Guide, BnF, 2018 © Festival d'Avignon

Presentation of the Young Spectator’s Guide at the Avignon youth city council, 2017 © Festival d'Avignon

Presentation of the Young Spectator’s Guide at the Alpilles Durance college, 2018 © Festival d'Avignon

Pièces (dé)montées © Canopé

Teacher workshop on Olivier Py’s Illusions comiques, 30 November 2016 © Festival d'Avignon

Teacher workshop on Olivier Py’s Illusions comiques, 30 November 2016 © Festival d'Avignon

Youths visiting, 2017 © Festival d'Avignon

Screening of web reports at the FabricA © Festival d'Avignon

Drama workshops at the Anne Frank college, Morières-lès-Avignon, 2018 © Sharlie Evans

Visit of the Cour d’honneur of the Palais des papes © Festival d'Avignon

Youths visiting the Maison Jean Vilar, 2018 © Festival d'Avignon

 

VISITS AND WORKSHOPS

  • Visiting the history of the Festival

    Getting to peer behind the scenes is always a favourite moment for audiences. It gives them the opportunity to see what goes on backstage and to experience the performing arts more deeply. The Festival d’Avignon has many magnificent open-air venues, which invite audiences to approach the space of the stage from a different angle and to (re)discover the architectural heritage of Avignon.

    Throughout the year, the Festival offers visits to various groups of spectators (students, associations, works councils), in order to explain the history of the event, but also its organisation before and during the Festival.

  • Reading workshops in schools

    Since 2017, the Festival d’Avignon has organised reading workshops in schools all over the region (elementary schools, colleges, and secondary schools), in partnership with the École régionale d’acteurs de Cannes et Marseille. Student-actors in residence at the FabricA share their love for the practice of theatre, using public reading as a starting point.

    The goal is to create a sensitive, fun, and personal approach to literature and theatre, and to develop oral skills and teach the students how to handle their emotions. Over 1,200 students have already enjoyed this programme.

TRAINING

  • The Festival d’Avignon also helps train teachers and youth workers as part of its youth-oriented programmes. Whether part of pre-existing programmes or the result of outside propositions, those times of training aim to make clearer what the Festival d’Avignon is (its history, its venues, its relationship to the city, to the world, and to the political sphere), but also to present artistic disciplines and projects having to do with national, academic, or regional policies.

    By giving teachers and youth workers new skills, those training sessions contribute to the construction of courses and syllabi for students and youths and take part in an ongoing reflection on the coordination of teaching and educational actions.

    To know more, contact Camille Court, director of public relations, and Anne-Marie Goulay, education service.

  • Examples of key moments

    - Preparation of the play Ahmed’s return… for kids by Didier Galas, with theatre workshop, presentation of the training guide, meeting with the director, and rehearsal in October and November 2018,

    - Preparation of the syllabus of the Theatre Baccalauréat (2017-2019): Les Illusions comiques by Olivier Py, with three regional education authorities (Aix-Marseille, Nice, and Montpellier), 30 November 2016 at the FabricA for 50 teachers and 100 students, and nationally on 26 March 2017 at the Théâtre de la Ville,

    - Discovering the Festival, its actions and partnerships, by teachers taking part in the Lycéens en Avignon programme,

    - Shows, encounters, and collective analyses, during each edition of the Festival d’Avignon, organised by the ANRAT with about forty teachers,

    - Shows, encounters, and collective analyses, during each edition of the Festival d’Avignon, organised by the Ceméa with about fifteen teachers, directors of public relations, mediators, and regional culture counselors,

    - Youth work qualification internship, in partnership with the Ceméa, focusing on cultural activities and supervision.

TRAINING GUIDES AND YOUNG SPECTATOR’S GUIDE