In 2019, La Manufacture is laureate, along with 8 multidisciplinary cultural organizations (theaters and festivals) located throughout Europe, of a participatory artistic project supported by the European Commission: Centriphery. The objective of this project, which will run from 2019 to 2023, is to foster collaborations between European artists and citizens, in regions, cities or neighborhoods in peripheral situations and facing difficult social and economic contexts. The program includes artistic residencies, art workshops for residents, creations and performances.
The partners of the project are the Festival of Regions (Austria), New Culture Foundation (Bulgaria), Dansehallerne – Choreographic Center (Denmark), Espoo City Theater – National Theater (Finland), La Manufacture (France), Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture (Croatia), Cultura Nova Festival (Netherlands), Walk & Talk Festival (Azores, Portugal) and Prin Banat associated with Timisoara 2021 European Capital of Culture (Romania).
La Manufacture associates two artists of the Region to this project: the singer and poet Fred Nevché, and the choreographer Eric Minh Cuong Castaing. Both based in Marseille, they will participate in artistic creations in Europe with Centriphery’s partners and will pilot the artistic projects set up and presented in Saint-Chamand in 2020.
In 2019
Residence and creation of Eric Minh Cuong Castaing at the Culture Nova Festival (Netherlands) from 23 August to 1 September
In 2020
Residence and creation in the Saint-Chamand district of Avignon, Fred Nevché and Eric Minh Cuong Castaing with Mezzo Atelier (Portuguese architects and urban planners) and Rayna Teneva (Bulgarian videographer) in partnership with the Goatmilk Festival (Bulgaria) and the Walk & Festival Talk (Azores)
In 2021
Fred Nevche’s residency and creation at the Espoo City Theater – National Theater (Finland)
Several exchanges of young people and inhabitants of the different participating countries are planned during the four years of the project.