In a world where the professions of many artists are in a constant state of flux — be they authors, performers or teachers — French institutes dealing with performing arts (dance, music and drama) created in 2014 the Anescas : National Association of Higher Education Institutes for Artistic Creation in the domain of performing arts1. We form a reflective space for prospective study and action, through constant exchange with a wide array of professional partnerships, both social and political, in France and abroad.
The association gathers fifteen institutes for higher education in performing arts2 under the tutelage of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. These public institutions cover the entire French territory and are associated with the universities of their respective regions. Fully integrated in the European higher education Bologna Bachelor-Master-PhD scheme, these institutions are involved in the field of initial training and lifelong learning.
About 2 000 students and interns are welcomed each year.