EgArt is an association that was created in september 2010 by Professionals from the social and medical sectors. This initiative was set up by Centre de la Gabrielle, a service provider for people with intellectual disabilities.
The purpose of the association is to enable people at risk of exclusion – people with mental or psychiatric disabilities, confinement, illness …-, with a demonstrated ability in visual arts, to exhibit and sell their work, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video …
The association wants to raise recognition by Culture and Art’s professionals artists whose situation makes it difficult to access cultural and art system.
Everyone should be eligible for a recognition based on, and only on, works or more exactly on talent. However it is clear that artistic recognition “circuits” are not so easily accessible, especially for the people with for example, mental disabilities or psychic handicaps. That’s why EgArt-For equal access to Art intends to reduce inequality in access to Arts and Culture World.
EgArt is one of the only associations to have, since 2011, an ethical charter.
Association EgArt- For equal access to Art
6 rue de la Gabrielle, 77 411 Claye-Souilly cedex