European cooperations and development

For few years now, Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon has been initiating and developing cross border, european and international cooperations projects. We decided to be present on international markets in order to give to regional artistic companies the possibility to work abroad. We also engaged a 2 years cross border collaboration with Spain with the project Convivencia Pyrénées Méditerranée.

► IETM network


Since 2010, Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon is part of the IETM network, it is a membership organisation.


IETM has over 400 subscribing member organisations from 45 countries. It includes organizations with many years’ experience of working internationally, as well as those who wish to start.



Mission of the IETM network:

To stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in a global environment by initiating and facilitating:

- professional networking and communication
- the dynamic exchange of information
- know-how transfer and presentations of examples of good practice.

It's aim is to:

Anticipate: new artistic tendencies and evolutions in the environment of the contemporary performing arts in Europe and around the world.
Connect: diverse organisations who share common interests in a cross-sector network.
Catalyse: international partnerships, exchanges, collaborations and knowledge transfer.
Strengthen: the contemporary performing arts sector by providing new arguments for the arts and by supporting professionals via informal learning experiences.
Influence: public policy through active participation in cultural policy debates, policy for and through direct advocacy.
Federate: different actors in the sector through IETM’s neutral and international nature.

► Cross border collaboration

• Convivencia Pyrénées Méditérannée, 2008-2011


A cross border platform for cultural cooperation held by the association Chèvrefeuille (Toulouse), Fusic, Fundacio Societat I Cultura (Barcelone), Multilateral (Huesca) and Réseau en scène Languedoc Roussillon.

For 2 years, this crossborder project (financed by the POCTEFA program) offered times and spaces for the professionals from both countries to exchange on their practices and professional realities.

Educational programs dedicated to the cultural professionals from Spain and France were organized on different topics: young audiences, music, dance, and how to collaborate in Europe?

Professionals meetings were organized in the two countries as well as artistic showcases in order to discover the diversity of the performing art in both countries.

► International performing art markets

Réseau en Scène Languedoc-Roussillon is regularly involved in international performing art markets.
A certain number of artistic companies from the Languedoc-Roussilllon region have been represented during these international events.

• Midem


Following the objective to support the independent musical field and to develop the national and international distribution of the regional musical bands, Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon took part from 2008 to 2011 in the Midem (international market of the musical production record and release) which is known as the world's largest trade fair for the music industry, and has been held since 1967.


Réseau en scène Languedoc Roussillon supported producers and artists to attend this event with two different kinds of actions:
In 2008 and 2009 independent producers from Languedoc-Roussillon were supported to present their work on a booth during the Midem.
Then in 2010 and 2011 showcases were organized in collaboration with other french regions in order to promote two artists from each region. These show cases initiated by the regions Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, in collaboration with the city of Cannes were called: Régions in live, Independent french labels party.
A call for application was especially organized for the regional artists in order to select the 2 musical bands.
A board of examiners composed by professionals, decided to support the following bands:

In 2010: Fanga and Jonah
In 2011: Waterlillies and Raph Dumas

• Tanzmesse


The international Tanzmesse NRW is a biennial marketplace and festival platform for communicating and networking in the field of contemporary dance. At the Tanzmesse international dance companies and artists present their work live on stage and choreographers, dancers, agencies, presenters and cultural institutions worldwide network and co-operate in a lively marketplace.
Réseau en scène Languedoc Roussillon has been involved in this market place with regional companies since 2008.

Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon support and encourages the fact of bringing together regional dance companies those are interested to be present during the Internationale Tanzmesse NRW.

A call for application is organized and mobility grants are awarded to the professionals willing to promote their work on the international scale.
Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon is renting and fitting out a booth for the Languedoc-Roussillon regional companies and promotional documents are also published to gather informations about the companies involved in the market place.

In 2008
Artists: David Wampach / association Achlès (Bascule) and Rita Cioffi / Compagnie Aurélia (Pas de deux)
Artistic crews: Cie Didier Théron, Patrice Barthès & Cie, Cie A contre poil du sens (Matthieu Hocquemiller), Murray Brosch productions (Michèle Murray), Cie Clash 66 (Sébastien Ramirez), Cia Inesperada (Germana Civera), Cie R.A.M.a (Fabrice Ramalingom)
Other organizations presents: Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier - Languedoc-Roussillon, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Uzès Danse.

In 2010  
Artists: Didier Théron (Hara Kiri) and Matthieu Hocquemiller / Cie A contre poil du sens (Bonnes nouvelles)
Artistic crews: Cie Aurélia (Rita Cioffi), Cie Hors Commerce (Hélène Cathala), Cia Inesperada (Germana Civera), David Wampach.
Other organizations presents: Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier - Languedoc-Roussillon

In 2012
Artists: Sébastien Ramirez / Cie Clash 66 (AP15)
Artistic crews: Cie A contre poil du sens (Matthieu Hocquemiller), Cie Aurelia (Rita Cioffi), Cie Hors Commerce (Hélène Cathala), Cie KD Danse (Kirsten Debrock),  La Zampa (Magali Milian and Romuald Luydlin).
Other organizations presents: Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier - Languedoc-Roussillon

Direction régionale des affaires culturelles du Languedoc-Roussillon
Conseil Général de l'Aude
Conseil général du Gard
Département de l'Hérault
Conseil général de la Lozère
Conseil Général des Pyrénées-Orientales
Région Languedoc-Roussillon
Union Européenne