About FRC

The Roberto Cimetta Fund’s mission is to promote and facilitate the mobility of artists and cultural professionals through providing support for the preparation and implementation of their mobilities, by allocating travel grants and taking an active part in debates around mobility and cultural policies.

Since 1999, the Roberto Cimetta Fund, named after an Italian theater director, has been one of the major players in the mobility of artists and cultural operators in the Mediterranean countries.

The Fund is named after the late Roberto Cimetta, a well-known and respected director and theatre-maker, who was at the origin of many initiatives that contributed to the development of the international theatre community: the Inteatro festival in Polverigi (Italy), IETM (Informal European Theater Meeting), the ACARTE program of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal for contemporary performing arts.

In more than 20 years, the FRC has enabled the mobility of nearly 2000 people.
Partenaires & Réseau 

Le Fonds Roberto Cimetta est soutenu financièrement par le Ministère de la Culture français, et la DIMED du Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères. Il est membre des réseaux On the moveCulture Action Europe et Euromed France.

Il travaille régulièrement en partenariat avec : ONDA, Office national de diffusion artistique | Relais Culture Europe Solidarité Laïque 

Conseil d'administration & équipe
Christiane Dabdoub Nasser
Cristina Farinha
Manuèle Debrinay-Rizos
Giovanna Tanzarella
Khadija El Bennaoui
Res Bosshart
Giusy Checola
Fanny Bouquerel
Chargée de développement
Mohamed Biyjeddiguene
Chargé de communication
Membres fondateurs
  • Velia Papa, artistic director of the Inteatro festival and general manager of Marche Teatro, professor of economics and management of the performing arts at the Politecnica delle Marche University.
  • Mary Ann De Vlieg, board member of Ettijahat, co-founder of IARA – International Arts Rights Advisor, former secretary general of IETM network.
  • Fabien Jannelle, president of the Artistic Office of the Aquitaine region, former director of the ONDA, National Office for Artistic Distribution – France.
  • Manuèle Debrinay-Rizos, member of the scientific committee of the National Institute of Research and Training/Bucharest-Romania, Professor at the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan-Morocco. Former director of the French Institute Romania, cultural attaché Bulgaria.
  • Gil Mendo Valente and Branco, former Director of the Department ofDance of the Portuguese Institute of Performing Arts, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Res Bosshart, former director of the Master Theater University of Zurich, former general director of the Meiningen Opera, former general director of the Kampnagel, Hamburg

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75009 Paris - France

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