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.


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 AragonClémence 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 FeronGaël 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 
Claudia Moroni 
Production Manager Bénédicte Brocard 
Production Coordinator Sophie Berlureau 
Artist Coordinator Patricia Gimenez-Mailhes 
Chief Accountant Nathalie Mesquita
Administration Coordinator Noric Laruelle

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website Sébastien Poilvert
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