Forum d'Avignon 2011

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17th 19th November 2011, Palais des Papes, Avignon

Thematic 2011: « Investing in culture » 


  What is new in 2011 ?  


All along the year, the themes tackled during the Forum are examined and proposals are put forward by working groups that are organized by the Forum d’Avignon with experts, consultants and partners. The working groups lead to the realization of unique and exclusive studies which support the debates and the proposals.



To enhance the studies of the Forum d’Avignon, the team and the partners of the Forum d’Avignon interviews public and private decision-makers in the cultural sector, project managers, artists… Discover in the next newsletters of the Forum d’Avignon, interviews on :

Intellectual property

Françoise  Benhamou (professor, economist), Lorena Boix Alonso (Deputy Head of Cabinet of  Neelie Kroes), Olivier Bomsel  (economist), Nicolas Dussart (Deputy Director General,  Théâtre Marigny),  Laurence Franceschini (Managing Direcotr of the DGMIC, Ministery of Culture and Communicaton), Pierre-Yves Gautier (professeur de droit), ), Bernard Miyet (Président de la SACEM), Thaima Samman (lawyer), Pierre Sirinelli (professeur de droit), …

Cultural investment

Daniel et Florence Guerlain (Fondation Daniel et Florence Guerlain), Barthélémy Toguo (artist), Stéphane Mathelin-Moreau (Director Neuflize OBC), Kjetil Tredal Thorsen (architect), David Throsby (economist) …

Search engines and prescription of cultural contents                                                                                                  

Mats Carduner (President of fifty-five), Thomas Guignard (Media and local market, Google France), David Lacombled (Editorial Director, Orange), Bruno Racine (President, Bibliothèque Nationale de France), Annina Svensonn (Country Manager France, Spotify), Marc Tessier (President, Vidéo Futur Entertainment Group), Yannick Touchard (Director, Hi-media), Patrick Zelnick (President, Naïve).



Join us on the website of the Forum d’Avignon: we are delighted to announce you the launching of CULTURE IS FUTURE, « international webography » presenting articles on innovations, studies and books highlighting the links between culture and the economy. « CULTURE IS FUTURE », reachable from the homepage of the Forum d’Avignon, presents several sections and categories: 

The sections
Culture, financings, economic models
Culture and attractiveness of the territories
Culture and digital
Culture and innovation

The categories
Did you know? (presentation of key figures of culture, economy and the medias
Always further – (studies, analyses, articles, specific to a sector: press, broadcasting, architecture, live performance, design, …)
Who is …? (portraits of the Forum d'Avignon attendees)