RELEASE LA MANUFACTURE COLLECTIF CONTEMPORAIN
Avignon, April 14, 2020.
Dear friends of La Manufacture,
Following the declarations of the President of the Republic on April 13, 2020, the Board of the La Manufacture association is forced to cancel the 20th edition of the Festival at La Manufacture which was to be held from July 3 to 23, 2020.
The sanitary, human, psychological and economic conditions do not seem to us reunited for a serene festival to be held this summer. A festival made up of artists, audiences, local residents and French and international professionals as we think, we have built it year after year, and live it at La Manufacture.
Our priority will be, in the coming moments, the sustainability and maintenance of the La Manufacture tool, which we will rethink and develop with you, in a positive, optimistic and innovative spirit, as we did after the crisis of 2003, which allowed us to develop a series of new proposals in the Festival Off with a participatory, inclusive and European residence and creation programme.
Our thoughts go to the victims of covid-19, medical staff fighting, and to the artists, technicians and professionals of the cultural field whose projects are directly impacted by the current health crisis, which we will try to support as well as possible in the coming months.
We thank the partners of our project, who will remain with us for the rest : annex town hall of Saint Chamand, city of Avignon, South Region / PACA, European Commission, Centriphery network Creative Europe, Summerhall Edinburgh, the staff at the Ice rink of Avignon, the Richard family rue des Ecoles and many others.
See you soon
Take care of yourself,
The Management Committee
Pascal Keiser, Emilie Audren, Mael Le Goff and Pierre Holemans
And all the teams of the Manufacture.