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Fonds de dotation pour le développement culturel

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Fonds de dotation pour le développement culturel
Country and localization
France, Nantes
Supported people
200 people in difficulty
Project helped in
2012
Amount of the support
12,000 euros

« La Folle Journée sociale et solidaire »: insertion of people in difficulty thanks to artistic activities.  

Created in 2010, the Cultural Development Endowment Fund offers people in and around Nantes, normally excluded from cultural circles, the chance to benefit from permanent cultural schemes. It arranges educational activities to bring culture to as broad a public as possible, and to provide training for people from disadvantaged backgrounds in artistic workshops.

The Folles Journées de Nantes were held between 30 January and 3 February 2013. During that time, the Fonds de dotation developed arts workshops allowing socially disadvantaged people to open up to culture and experience the professional environment. Among the programs set up, the "Dispositif Plan Job" project allows youngsters in difficulties to receive training in educational workshops so that they can acquire professional experience and enjoy an entrée into the economy.

The Accor Foundation* helped the endowment fund set up artistic workshops for those with social difficulties to approach cultural activities within a professional environment.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Sophie Thierry-Mieg
General Manager Novotel Nantes Centre Cité des Congrès

« I was really touched by the commitment and willingness of the La Folle Journée team! I wanted to make myself useful by helping them to run their project, which is based on sharing and on providing work experience opportunities through the ‘plan job’ scheme. The opportunity to communicate through culture is a bonus... »