Europe is currently experiencing the largest population movement on its territory of the last seventy years. These people include artists who have been forced to flee their country. Because being a refugee is not a profession, because the role of art is to say and show things that are disturbing and to give voice to the oppressed, because it is through the voices of its artists that the cultures of imperilled countries can continue to be perpetuated, it is important that artists have the opportunity to continue practising their art.
This is why the agency for artists in exile (aa-e, agency for artists in exile) works to identify artists in exile from all origins and disciplines, accompanies them according to their situations and their needs, provides them with workspaces and puts them in contact with professionals (French and European network), in order to give them the means to practise their disciplines and to restructure themselves.
The agency for artists in exile is also developing its own multidisciplinary festival, Visions d’exil (Visions of Exile), in cooperation with partner venues.