Colomiers. Crèches: artists hosted in residence

Culture for all, from an early age! Until December 2022, the Rouge Virgule theater company will work for seven weeks with children welcomed in municipal nurseries and within the Relais des assistants maternal, as part of an artist residency. This decision, validated by elected officials at the last city council, is part of the educational project for the territory of the city of Colomiers.

“The objective of this approach is to allow children to familiarize themselves with culture from an early age”, explains Karine Traval-Michelet, mayor of Colomiers. The City hosts artist residencies throughout the year, mainly around areas of work such as contemporary art, cinema or comics. This residence for 0-3 year olds is a new important step in access to culture.

Equality and environment

This creative project will integrate three themes as red threads: equality between girls and boys,

the movement, the environment.

The residency will consist of translating an album of children’s/youth literature into a theatrical performance, based on the artists’ weeks of immersion with children, families and establishment teams. Workshops around graphics, colors and music will be organized as part of this artistic process. “This device is carried out in the continuity of municipal cultural and artistic mediation actions, thanks to the collaboration of the Pavillon Blanc Henri-Molina, the Conservatory, the Grand Central cinema, the Institute for training musicians involved, the association Reading and reading 31, and Unicef”, adds Marie-Christine Chanchorle, municipal councilor responsible for early childhood.

A grant application will be made to the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Occitanie, as part of this project.