Our principles of creation
In 2016, on the initiative of the Hauts-de-France region, and its President Xavier Bertrand, in agreement with the French Ministry of Culture and Amiens Métropole, the association « Art & jardins – Hauts-de-France » takes over the production and the management of the Festival « Art, cities & landscape – Amiens », and will develop many other perennial projects.
Producer of contemporary gardens and artworks in public spaces; the association is revealing and questioning the heritage sites of the region and applies the principles of sustainable development in its practices, both in the creative process and in the promotion of works of art and events. By facilitating social integration through a work inclusion group, by rising environmental awareness, by stimulating economic development with tourism attractiveness, the association embodies a shared cultural project with artists, residents, people furthest from the job market and visitors.
Art & Jardins – Hauts-de-France projects are also involved in environmental awareness through the production of works of art that highlight issues related to the environment: water and food resources, sustainable agriculture, news energies, conflicts and migration …) This can be translated either by the active participation of the public during the creation of the work; or by the presentation of works that – by their nature or purpose – are addressed directly to the viewers (eg interactive creations, works with a pedagogical scope).
For example, the issue of feeding areas is important in the region. The Hauts-de-France are as much characterized by the extent of agricultural land as by the tradition of allotment gardens. This project can make it possible, with a participative spirit, to create and stimulate actions in the field of gardening by launching projects locally.