PARTISPACE Evidence paper 2: The educational centre for artistic development, Rennes

Year of production: 2018

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The Educational centre for artistic development is an association led by young people and addressed to young people; it provides a space where young people can become involved in artistic activities and citizenship issues.

This participation setting idea emerged from an association during the year 2015 and took concretely place from December 2015 to June 2016. It was led by a small bunch of very articulate young people who intended to organise a group of 25 young people to train them in questions of citizenship and participation through cultural activities.

Two main activities were set up. The training of youth participants during 6 months on the decision-making process, the project framework on the one hand and to two cultural activities on the (they had the choice of two practices out of five: cinema, theatre, dance, fine arts and music).



The PARTISPACE project provides empirical knowledge on how to broaden the concepts of participation. The core of this knowledge lies in relating individual biographies of young people and the social spaces in which they act in order to understand the meaning of participation from their perspective.