Born from a wish to " transmit creation to all " and committed to civic duty, the association Mains d'à…'uvres is set in the old Centre social et sportif (4 000 m2) of the Valeo factories in Saint-Ouen.
A place of creation, of transmission, of research and of experience, the site welcomes around forty artists in-residence, across a variety of disciplines.
Independent project, led by the wish to " induce other possibilities " in artistic practices, Mains d'à…'uvres follows artists and project-makers in their research: accessible work spaces, human and logistical resources, as well as a helping hand, in a " spirit of participation and resource sharing ".
Innovating artistic forms are thus explored through exhibitions, concerts, spectacles, workshops and encounters.
Open to the public since 2001, deeply engrained in the region, Mains d'à…'uvres is a plural site, open to all and " in a constant search for sensitive links between art and society ".
Works of art, applications, and gifted hands - working hard !