THE BUS – Mobile cultural space


  • Project's name : THE BUS – Mobile cultural space 
  • Country : France 
  • Area (for France only) : Occitanie 
  • Thematic : Culture Sport Leisure, Education Childhood and Youth 


  • Structure name : Association Autres directions 
  • Address : Lieu-dit "Porte-Tény 
  • Postal code : 09240 
  • City : LARBONT 
  • Tel : - 
  • Email : 
  • Type of structure : Non profit organization 
  • Project's manager contact : Coordinatrice 
  • Website : 


  • Context, issues : To launch its itinerant cultural bus, the project leader, who was less than 30 years old at start-up, was able to benefit from European funding (Youth in Action program - want to act). 
  • Goals : Disseminate a cultural offer in the most remote villages of Ariège, and in particular:
    - exhibit works
    - offer an artistic education
    - discover the visual arts and photography
    - stimulate artistic practice (workshops, residences) 
  • Targeted audience : all public, including school children 
  • Actions implemented : The association offers an itinerant cultural program each year in the Ariège department, in the field of visual arts with a specific focus on photography. With particular attention paid to children, this program is nevertheless aimed at everyone, through residencies and creation workshops, exhibitions, mediation and training activities.
    Transformed into a space for meeting and artistic discovery, Le Bus strides the Ariège roads to the most isolated territories…
    Thanks to this local cultural tool, the association "Autres Directions" is committed to equal opportunities in rural areas and participates in the diversity of expressions of contemporary creation. 
  • Project's start year : 2013 


  • Technical and human resources, partners : 

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