Performing Arts Forum
association Loi 1901
IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
rue Haute, 15
St.Erme Outre et Ramecourt 02820
Mr Jan Ritsema
Mr Jan Ritsema
Performing Arts Forum is an international residency for the professionals and not-yet-professionals in the field of performing arts, visual art, music, film, literature, new media, theory and cultural production, who seek to research and determine their own conditions of work.
PAF is for people who can motorize their own artistic and knowledge production, not only responding to the opportunities given by the institutional market.
Initiated and run by artists, theoreticians, practitioners and activists themselves,
PAF is a user-created informal institution. It is a platform for anyone who wants to expand possibilities and interests in his/her own working practice.
PAF is located in a former convent school (6.400 m2), on a 1.2 hectare garden in the village of St. Erme, France, approximately 130km northeast of Paris.
– a forum for producing knowledge in critical exchange and ongoing discursive practice
– a place for temporary autonomy and full focus on work
– a tool-machine where one can work on developing methods and procedures, not necessarily driven toward a product
– a place for experimenting with other than known modes of production and organization of work, e.g. open source production
- a place for self-education
Paf receives about 850 residents each year who stay an average of 6 days.
Culture, Art, Education, Residencies
We lobby for the mobility of artists/scientists.
We lobby for an economy of sharing instead of that of appropriation (propriety).
We lobby for selforganisational principles. PAF almost is run without a staff.
We lobby for self-education. That means that the one who wants to learn, decides him- or herself, what,how and where but nonetheless can use the human and information resources available at PAF.
|No accredited persons|
01/2013 - 01/2014
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
PAF is not subsidised.
They only receive from the region a subsidy for one employee. This subsidy started in 2008 and lasts 3 years.
The place is run by the socalled "participation aux frais" each resident pays per night per person.
The fee in 2008 was 11 euro per night.
In 2010 13 euro
In 2011 14 euro
In 2012 15 euro
In 2015 18 euro
Paf is run by quite a deficit. Which is taken by the owner of the building, who is at the same time the initiator and the (unpaid) director of PAF.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.