French national network
of contemporary art centres


Arts centres, actors involved in ecological transition

Transition écologique


DCA - Centres d'art en transition
Arts centers, actors in ecological transition, 2024. Visual identity : Atelier Pierre Pierre

What’s the environmental impact of an art centre? In which way can it adapt and transform itself to reduce it? And, most of all, which resources can its staff rely on in that respect?

Like all cultural actors, the art centers are faced with the double challenge of:

— On one hand, lowering their environnemental impact, reducing their reliance on nonrenewable resources and adapt to a new environnemental system.

— On the other, fulfilling their duty of supporting artistic creation and increasing its influence nationwide.

Convinced that this topic must be dealt with on a network level, DCA is making ecological transition one of its priority actions and is managing the environnemental diagnosis of 5 contemporary art centres :

La Criée centre d’art contemporain in Rennes (Bretagne)
Le Centre de création contemporaine Olivier Debré - CCC OD in Tours (Centre-Val de Loire)
Le centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry - le Crédac (Île-de-France)
La Maison des Arts Georges et Claude Pompidou in Cajarc (Occitanie)
Le Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’Île de Vassivière (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

This study’s conclusions and guidelines are aimed at all the art centres of the network. They will be shared on the 25th and 26th of November 2024 on the occasion of the next contemporary art centres professional days.


An action directed by DCA and undertook by Laurence Perrillat (Les Augures) and Transylience, supported by the Ministry of Culture.