CAIRN Art Centre
The CAIRN art centre was founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Musée Gassendi in Digne-les-Bains. It is a place of artistic experimentation which supports and presents contemporary creative works in a rural environment. It hosts several artists by invitation, for producing artworks and exhibitions, and by application, for a research residency. In this context, a rich program of arts events and outreach activities are proposed for different types of audience. In addition, the CAIRN art centre has commissioned a collection of works in the Haute-Provence Géopark. Scattered along mountain paths, they invite visitors to discover the landscapes in an alternative way.
The CAIRN art centre is part of the BOTOX(S) network of contemporary art in the French Alps and Riviera, the d.c.a network (French association for the development of contemporary art centres), and the ELAN network (European Land-Art Network).