Title SHARED ENTERPRISES FOR CULTURAL EMPLOYMENT IN EUROPE - ENTREPRISES PARTAGEES POUR L'EMPLOI CULTUREL EN EUROPE
Project Number 2009-1-FR1-LEO05-07335
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project named "shared enterprises for cultural employment in Europe (SEIE Culture)" contributed to transfer to other European countries (Germany, Spain) the shared enterprise tools as adapted in France to Arts & Culture sector.
The project named "shared enterprises for cultural employment in Europe (SEIE Culture)" had the following objective: to transfer to other European countries the shared enterprise tools as adapted in France to Arts & Culture sector;
The Specific Objectives were:
to promote shared enterprises to local authorities and cultural actors in partner; and,
to adapt shared cultural enterprise tools to the legal and business environment in the partner countries.
The project developped several activities, mainly studies carried out by each partner, adaptation of the tools to be transferred, pilot Committees (4 in total), workshop on cultural employment, support missions, a seminar organised in Strasbourg, the restitution and validation of the project during the final pilot committee meeting in Marseille (France).
The managers and staff of the partner organizations were trained in the use of shared cultural enterprise (SCE) tools (approx. 40 trainees). The project contributed to adopt and adapt information technology tools for the SCE’s daily operations and training programmes. It also
contributed to the promotion of SCEs on the European arena and creation of 5 SCEs in France and 2 in Europe.
Artists and performers have the experience, qualifications and skills to create a successful business activity but often have considerable difficulties in developing a business in the highly volatile arts and culture. They are looking for new management skills and greater solidarity and many find that the shared enterprise’s innovative forms of accompaniment are well-adapted to their situation. In addition, the cultural sector is increasingly evolving into an international market, with artists and performers moving regularly across frontiers for multinational projects. This contributes to a growing awareness of the importance of cultural diversity in Europe.
For these reasons, Artenréel was created as a shared enterprise (SE) with the objective of offering artists a legal and administrative structure, a management system and individual accompaniment for the development of their business activities. SEs are in fact a training centre for entrepreneurship and cooperative values: the success of the SE concept can be measured by its vivacity and long-term success over the last 10 years: 100 generalist SEs in France in 2009.
SEs and their innovative approach have attracted the attention of cultural organizations in Spain and Germany. In partnership with Artenréel and Energies Alternatives, they succeded, during the project, to establish similar SCEs in their territory and they adopted and applied the management and accountancy tools developed by SEs in France. An Italian socio-cultural centre, Affabulazione, also joined the project as an observer in order to learn more about the possibilities that such an approach can offer in their environment. As another result of the project, Artenréel also worked with Energies Alternatives (EA), a shared enterprise of 10 years standing, in the development of an Arts & Culture department, using the same approach and tools, within the EA group.
This project falls squarely within the principal objectives of the Lisbon Strategy and corresponds to the EU’s Cultural Programme 2007-2013 as laid down in the Helsinki Communiqué on European Cooperation for education and professional training.
Access for disadvantaged
Sectors Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
The project was achieved with success.
All the results of the project are available on the project website: