The editorial line of the festival focuses on international programming and new regional creations. Each year, the festival comes up with a socially-pertinent theme and develops projects in public spaces.
Internationally renowned artists
With more than two thirds of the programme dedicated to international artists, new creations and – for the most part – premières in France, the festival ranks as one of the go-to events on the international festival scene.
A strong dynamic of local artists
To promote and support local talent, great emphasis is placed on artists from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The festival provides them with a platform for sharing their new creations.
A socially-engaged festival
By putting societal issues in the spotlight, the festival shows its commitment to artists who question our ever-changing modern society. Artists from the Near and Middle East were the focus of the first edition whereas the theme of borders takes centre stage for the 2017 edition and the theme of the paradise for the 2018 edition.
A collaborative approach
The festival is the fruit of the collaborative labour of around forty cultural organisations and local authorities. Led by Sylvie Violan, it is co-sponsored by the independent association Festival des Arts de Bordeaux and the Carré-Colonnes theatre.
The Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux Métropole was established in 2016 following the merger of two existing festivals: the Novart festival established in 2002 in Bordeaux and the festival Des souris, des hommes established in 2008 in Saint-Médard.
A FABULOUS TEAM
Director Sylvie Violan
FAB Production Director Pascal Servera,
assisted by Juliette Villain
Chief Administrative Officer Hélène Debacker
Administration associate Yann Bolzer,
assisted by Baptiste Mauplot and Emma Paredes
Public Relations Coordinator Maxime Robert
Press Relations Coordinator Romane Volle,
assisted by Aurélie Lacroix
Cultural Outreach CoordinatorsJean-Marc Liévin,
Aude Romedenne assisted by Mélissa Djafar
Ticketing Coordinator Aurélia Aragon, Clémence Sonnard
FAB Ticketing Coordinator Elise Guesdon
FAB Professional Coordinator Mathilde Idelot
Technical Director Yvon Trébout
Technical Department Coordinator Manon Delauge
FAB General Director Frédéric Bianchi
General Directors Laurent Feron, Gaël Lemoine
and Sébastien Tollié
Lighting Director Martine Jolibert
Administrative and Financial Director Charlotte Tabel
FAB Administrator Delphine Viudes
assisted by Charlotte Sans
Administrative and Financial Department Coordinator
Production Manager Bénédicte Brocard
Production Coordinator Sophie Berlureau
Artist Coordinator Patricia Gimenez-Mailhes
Chief Accountant Nathalie Mesquita
Administration Coordinator Noric Laruelle
identity Atelier Poste 4
website Sébastien Poilvert