Our Goal: The Development of Culture in Rural Areas
Since its creation in 1965, the artistic Centre of Piégon has radiated intensely in the region of Nyons. Its influence goes beyond its borders and extends even to Japan and the United States of America. A high place of culture, the Centre is animated year-round by the presence of artists in residence for both short and long periods of time. Hence a rich cultural diversity is maintained related to their presence.
Since 2006 the Centre Artistique has been recognized as being of broad general interest to the artistic community and general public; we are very grateful for this distinctive mark of appreciation.
The large country mansion named Fontatière (located between Nyons and Vaison-La-Romaine), parts of which date from the 13th century, has housed under its roof artists of all disciplines: music, calligraphy, literature, theatre workshops, lace making, and many innovative performances in the world of Art.
The Artistic Centre represents a cultural heritage as well as an architectural one. It greets not only artists, but also lovers of the Arts coming from all professions, and thereby offers an original and congenial meeting point between the artists and their public.
But this architectural heritage suffers. Indeed, the roof which covers the beautiful library of the Centre – a perfect place to restore oneself – is in a state of inexorable deterioration.
As a non profit Association, the Centre receives no State subsidy. The members deploy all their energy to assume the necessary costs of keeping it operational. However, they do not have the means to fund the necessary renovation of the roof!
If we can manage to mobilize a thousand people, a thousand people who would make a contribution, whatever the amount, the indispensable restoration of the roof (the cost of which amounts to 46 000€ in its totality) could start to be realized.
We count on all Art lovers to participate in safeguarding this unique place, “The Centre Artistic de Piégon,” which enthralls all those who have a chance to discover it or to visit it.
Talk about the project around you! Mobilize your friends! Friends of friends! And beyond!
May all those who wish to preserve this exceptional place located in a remarkable country area, contribute whatever they can!
Thus shall we be a family of more and more friends to support and enjoy the Artistic Centre of Piégon.
Thank you very much!