Interreg micro-project "BPS22+Frac"

BPS22 and FRAC, Fonds régional d'art contemporain Grand Large - Hauts-de-France, are starting a year of collaborative initiatives within the framework of an INTERREG micro-project supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the long-term aim of which is to build links between Dunkirk (FR) and Charleroi (BE).

One of the points of convergence between Charleroi and Dunkirk is the fact that two major players in the contemporary art world are active within these two cities, which are now major centres of attraction in their respective territory. The "BPS22+FRAC" project aims to forge close links between these two major public institutions that are dedicated to art and its accessibility. 

By stimulating an exchange of knowledge and expertise specific to audience development and engagement, the BPS22 and FRAC will help visitors become aware of the existence of the partner museum institution, perfect the professionalisation of their staff by sharing experiences, and increase their notoriety and therefore their interregional attendance. 

Until 31.12.2019, the BPS22 and the FRAC will offer a free programme of events and visits, which are intended to become permanent fixtures. The teams from the two institutions will also meet to exchange experiences in terms of reception and cultural mediation.   

DIARY OF EVENTS THAT ARE ALREADY SCHEDULED: 

o    SUN. 09.12.2018: CONFERENCE AT FRAC / DUNKIRK 

Meeting with Pierre-Olivier Rollin, Director of the BPS22. Conference devoted to artistic experiences of workers that have emerged within the context of the closure of a factory or manufacturing plant. 

See event on the FRAC website / See event on Facebook

o    THURS. 14.03.2019: MEETING OF MEDIATORS AT FRAC / DUNKIRK  

Supported by young people, the BPS22 engagement team, Audacieux du BPS22, goes to meet FRAC facilitators/engagement advocates. The programme includes a guided tour of FRAC exhibitions and educational workshops for 'Audacieux' young people. Time will also be reserved specifically for the facilitators/engagment advocates of the two institutions to meet and exchange experiences and impressions regarding the functioning of cultural engagement in a contemporary art institution. 

Event not open to the general public

o    THURS. 14.03.2019: MEETING OF MEDIATORS AT BPS22 / CHARLEROI  

Supported by students of plastic arts at the Lycée Mariette in Boulogne-sur-Mer, as part of the C'est moi le guide project, the FRAC team goes to discover one of the flagship projects of the BPS22 engagement series. The programme includes a guided tour of the BPS22 exhibitions by the young people chosen to be the Audacieux du BPS22, organised for 25 students and 5 FRAC guides. A new meeting time may be designated for the facilitators/engagement advocates from both institutions. 

Event not open to the general public

o    SAT. 25.05.2019: CONFERENCE AT BPS22 / CHARLEROI

Aperitif conference with Keren Detton, Director of FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France. In his role as Associate Curator of the  Gigantisme:  Art & Industry exhibition event, Keren Detton will discuss the gigantic scale to which that art has largely borne witness since the post-war industrial development. 

See event on the BPS22 website / Join the event on Facebook 

With the support of the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen cross-border cooperation programme

BPS22 contact person: Fabien De Reymaeker - fabien.dereymaeker@bps22.be

FRAC contact person: Adèle Fremolle - a.fremolle@fracgrandlarge-hdf.fr