Artfactories/autresparts (Af/Ap) is a resource centre and research and action platform, bringing together residents, artists, cultural actors and researchers working together to transform the relationship between art, territory and society.
Af/Ap is also a national network of cultural wastelands and other intermediate spaces which since 2007 has brought together the resources and capacity to act of some forty places, people and projects spread throughout the national territory (Mix’Art Myrys in Toulouse, La Friche Lamartine in Lyon, Pola in Bordeaux, La Briqueterie in Amiens…).
Cultural operator, Af/Ap works with project leaders, institutional actors, local authorities and elected officials in the implementation of cultural and spatial planning projects. The purpose of the Artfactories/autresparts association is to develop, in France and internationally, the implementation of a common platform for reflection, research-action, transmission and solidarity for the enhancement of project spaces that organize their practices and experiments around the relations between arts, territories and society.
The association will provide itself with all the necessary means, without this list being exhaustive, to achieve these objectives:
- Implement and develop the resource centre, conduct a policy of editorialization of content,
- Develop support and transmission actions,
- Organize meetings.