The French office for contemporary performing arts circulation – Onda promotes the dissemination of contemporary performing arts through information, expertise, networking, financial support, surveys.
Onda’s effectiveness is based on its ability to scout works by artistic teams and its familiarity with performance venues. In 2016, the Onda team made 270 trips to 113 cities in 28 countries and saw 1,892 performances of 1,537 shows.
In this section, some proposals – shows, festivals – scouted by Onda and soon to be touring.
The network overseen by Onda is driven by a commitment to more efficiently promote contemporary artistic creation and to facilitate contact between artists and performance venues.
Playing an active role in the life of the professional network is also about observing what is being constructed elsewhere, identifying processes of experimentation and encouraging new practices. To develop these initiatives, Onda generally works in a partnership approach.
Regarding its financial support for the dissemination of works, Onda’s role is to help increase the overall lifespans of productions whose high artistic standards have been recognised, so that they may reach a wider audience. In 2018, Onda supported the circulation of 888 performances by 668 artistic teams for 3,618 performances in 404 structures, for a total budget of €2,755,815.
Onda occupies a unique position at the crossroads of all performing arts disciplines, between production and circulation, with a regional, national and European outlook while maintaining a vibrant relationship with the stakeholders of the contemporary stage. This position makes it particularly qualified to observe and analyse this sector.
Office national de diffusion artistique