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𝐍𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞
[𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭é𝐬]

The “Festival of the Humanities” is not just another festival, but the hallmark of a rallying of initiatives, practices and events. A constellation in action. 

On May 6, 2020, addressing the “culture sector”, the President of the Republic declared that he wanted to launch “a major program of public commissions (for) crafts, live performances, literature, plastic arts ". On the basis of this appeal and this open proposal, a group immediately set to work, bringing together artists and cultural actors, but also association leaders and activists, or simple citizens, sharing the simple idea that "culture is everyone's business. Within this collective, in the foreshadowing of future events, from mid-July, throughout France and even beyond, a charter has been enacted with the value of a manifesto._cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

"Let things continue as before, here is the disaster" 
(Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire, Payot, 1982)

- The humanities festival was born from a collective desire to reinvent a cultural policy, rooted in the territories.
- This initiative brings together artists, cultural actors, associative activists, citizens, some of whom have been involved for a long time in artistic, cultural, ecological, social actions, etc.
- Based on past and/or current experiences, a common reflection has begun, in the face of the health crisis linked to COVID-19 and its social, economic and cultural consequences, to identify proposals that can respond to the “duty of reinvention”.
- The humanities festival asserts itself as a platform for practices, initiatives and events wishing to connect, unite, pool, in order to build collective intelligence.

𝐍𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐞 𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐬
- The humanities festival is not a label, it's a rallying point. 
- The humanities festival does not belong to anyone in particular, it is a collective work.
- The festival of humanities does not depend on any institution, it continues to be constituted.
- The humanities festival is not placed under any supervision, it affirms an unimpeded right of invention.
- The humanities festival does not aim to "conquer new audiences", it escapes the logic of filling.
- The festival of humanities intends to go beyond the notion of "cultural democratization", and cultivate in action the democracy of the commons.
- The humanities festival is not above ground, it composes with the territories and their inhabitants wherever it creates its home in shared development. 

𝐃𝐞𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬
- Artists, poets and writers, intellectuals and researchers have their place in the humanities festival, as well as craftsmen, peasants, workers, unemployed, retired, migrants, nomads, etc.
- The Humanities Festival can take place anywhere.
- The humanities festival can preferably take place "in public" but also in private (through recordings, audio and video transmissions, etc.)
- For each of its occurrences, the humanities festival will be eco-responsible, and particularly mindful of its carbon footprint.
- The humanities festival will ensure that local, inter-regional and international cooperation is nurtured.
- The festival of humanities claims the right to work miracles with bits of string, as well as the right to public and territorial subsidies, it being understood that any intervention participating in its realization must be remunerated at its fair value.
- The humanities festival is, in itself, a public order.
- The humanities festival advocates an open conception of “culture”: know-how and popular traditions, health, agriculture, food, ecology, education, commerce, art of living, etc.
- The humanities festival is associated with social and environmental organizations that have launched the call "Never again", adopts the notion of cultural rights, is part of the perspective of the social and solidarity economy, and will take part in the constitution of a citizens' assembly of the future.
- The humanities festival trusts the living.

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