Nicolas Bertrand initiates and leads international cultural cooperation projects.
Consulting in international strategy development (Europe, Mediterranean, Caucasus)
Support in the fund-raising of European grants (Creative Europe)
Design, management and engineering of cultural projects
April-December 2018 : for the Centre Culturel de Rencontre and Festival d’Ambronay, Preparation of the financial report of EEEmerging project, a large-scale European cooperation promoting the emergence of new talents in early music with the support of the Creative Europe programme.
January-November 2018 : with theImage Aiguëcollective, creative and executive production of the Preca Project for Teatru Malta and Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture, with Christiane Véricel and l’homme qui marche l’asso
April 2018-October 2019 : with theImage Aiguëcollective, creative and executive production of Freiraum with the Goethe-Institutes Lyon and Riga, with Christiane Véricel, l’homme qui marche l’asso and the Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
For 16 years (until February 2018) Nicolas Bertrand co-directed with Christiane Véricel the theatre company Image Aiguë (Lyon, France) whose productions bring together children, teenagers and adults, amateurs and professionals living in France and abroad, speaking on stage in their native language. These shows have been designed and presented in over 40 countries around the world. Since the end of the 1990s, the Company has developed a unique international career based on innovative artistic, educational and civic cooperation.
Previously, from 1999 to 2001, he worked on the implementation of the performing arts festival for young audience Mon mouton est un lion and the Résidences d’Alsace et de Lorraine for visual artists, as well as on various programmes in the cities of Phalsbourg and Bitche in Moselle.
Nicolas is also passionate about tango and has actively participated for ten years in the animation of the Tango de Soie association.
selection of international projects with Image Aiguë
2015-2016 : Chôros
Artistic platform for cooperation, innovation, training and knowledge related to social issues, with the support of the Creative Europe programme
countries : France, Portugal, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Morocco, Georgia
2010 : Cultural Ambassador of Europe
With the support of Culture programme
countries : France, Portugal, Italy, Turkey
2008-2009 : Europe starts here or over there
With the support of Euroglobe programme, durint the presidencies of the EU.
countries : France, Sweden, Czech Republic
2007-2008 : Theatrical unfolding in Istanbul and Diyarbakir
Training of young Turkish actors, with the support of the EU Delegation in Turkey
countries : Turkey
2003-2006 : Theatre to assert oneself as a world citizen
Creation of the show Ici là-bas, training actions… with the support of the Culture 2000 programme
countries : France, Bulgaria, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands
2001-2002 : reporting of “Curumi”, CONNECT programme
countries : France, Macedonia, Greece