Artconnexion is an independent non-profit organisation, created in 1994, which initiates contemporary art projects and is responsible for the production and mediation. artconnexion invites artists to create in Lille, in the area or elsewhere a specific project for a specific space.9 rue du Cirque serves as a project space, artist’s residency and meeting place.production and mediation – artconnexion is interested in the potential place of art outside the institution and in the confrontation between artists and the un-initiated public. In 2000, artconnexion was invited by the Fondation de France to participate in the “New Patrons” programme and assume the role of producer-mediator. In order to enable society and artists to dialogue, this programme enables ordinary people to take the initiative of commissioning an artist for a piece of artwork.artconnexion also specialises in public art project management for different public and private clients.artists’ residencies and exchanges – since its creation in 1994, artconnexion has set up projects with artists from abroad or elsewhere in France. It offers artists from the region the opportunity to go elsewhere (Glasgow, Montreal, Geneva, Copenhagen, Berlin, but also Marseille). These exchanges are based on a national and international network specific to artconnexion, enabling artists to widen their own network and do new projects.
assistance to artists and resource centre – artconnexion is not a commercial gallery but promotes the work of the artists it collaborates with and accompanies them in different stages of their career, artistically and/or adminstratively: preparation of portfolios, applications for grants, providing advice, documentation and other technical assistance.