WHO ARE WE?
Created in 1959, France Festivals is a network of more than 80 French music and performing arts festivals.
We carry out missions in a variety of areas:
- Representation of festivals to public authorities and participation in task forces and research groups both domestically and internationally.
- Implementation of a music festival observatory, (undertaking analytical studies with independent researchers, editing and publishing, symposiums and professional conferences…)
- Counsel, assistance, and training for member festivals on administrative, judicial, and financial questions, as well as on themes pertaining to their development (marketing, private and European fundraising, sustainable festival practices, etc.)
- Project-sharing platform with the aim of facilitating and increasing inter-festival collaborations and partnerships, especially in regards to the distribution of emerging artists, (launching young talents and broadcasting of today’s music - The Nomad Fabric, a new program since 2013.)
- Implementation of communication strategies and collective marketing (bilingual website, participation in professional trade fairs, membership with Atout France - a tourism agency for France abroad.)
France Festivals is an association organized under the French law of 1901. Its decision making body is the Board of Directors.
Paul FOURNIER | President | Festival Les Traversées de Noirlac
Olivier DELSALLE | Deputy Chairman - Territorial Projects and Network Development | Festivals d’Ile-de-France
Véronique IACIU | Deputy Chairman - Communication and International Projects | Festival du Périgord Noir
Jean-Michel MATHE | Deputy Chairman - Internal Organization and Member Services | Festival de musique de Besançon Franche-Comté
Alice ORANGE | Bureau Member | Festival de Sablé
Benoît THIEBERGIEN | Bureau Member | Détours de Babel
Philippe TOUSSAINT | Board Member - European Relations Delegate | Septembre Musical de l’Orne
Nicolas BUCHER | Board Member | Rencontres musicales de Vézelay
Julien CARON | Board Member | Festival de la Chaise-Dieu
Michaël DIAN | Board Member | Festival de Chaillol
Jean-Louis HENRY | Board Member | Flâneries Musicales de Reims
Michel LETHIEC | Board Member | Festivals Pablo Casals de Prades
Odile PRADEM-FAURE | Board Member | Festival de Saintes
Nathalie RAPPAPORT | Board Member | Festival de Saint-Denis
David THÉODORIDÈS | Board Member | Sinfonia en Périgord
Bénédicte DUMIEGE | Director
Laëtitia FAVRO | Project Manager