Country Profile: France

Country Profile: France

Country Profile

Delphine Maurel, Artistic Director of theatre company, La Bulle Bleue in Montpellier gives an overview of France's arts and disability scene, which is dominated by employment support organisations known as ESATs but is nevertheless known for innovative work. Julien by Compagnie

‘Time to act’ report session at IETM Lyon 2021

IETM (International network for contemporary performing arts) are organising their 40th anniversary Plenary Meeting in Lyon and online on 21-24 October 2021. As part of its programme and collaboration with Europe Beyond Access, we will be holding an on-site session at Maison de la Danse to present some of the

Relaxed Performances: a comparative study across six countries

Case Study

Between April 2018 and April 2020, French-based organisation Ciné-ma différence commissioned a comparative survey of 16 organisations* delivering Relaxed-style Performances in France, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Switzerland. The resulting report also includes a toolkit with a series of recommendations so that other organisations can implement

International Sign – Connecting Deaf Performing Arts


International Sign – Connecting Deaf Performing Arts is a collaborative project developing and focusing on the stage language of deaf artists. The project partners consist of Tyst Teater (Sweden), Teatteri Totti (Finland), Teater Manu (Norway), International Visual Theatre (France) and Zentrum für Kultur und visuelle Kommunikation (Germany). These five sign language-based

Long Distance for Short Films: Oska Bright visits Clermont-Ferrand Festival in France

March 3, 2017

Lizzie Banks, producer of Carousel’s biennial Oska Bright Film Festival, reflects on her team’s recent trip to Clermont-Ferrand, Europe’s leading short film showcase and festival. If we flashback to 2004 when Oska Bright first launched, film-making by learning disabled artists was barely a thing. We held a day screening 29 shorts,