in Pays d’Opale

Local Artistic Education Contract

The Local Contract for Artistic Education is an art and culture education system offered by the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Hauts de France, in partnership with National Education, the Department of Pas de Calais and the Community of Communes Pays d’Opale.

LAEC aims to raise awareness, discover and understand contemporary creation through a concrete approach to art. The objective is to show and understand the artistic approach and the creative process of several artists from different backgrounds. The proposed gestures can take various forms depending on the public and the artist: encounters, experiments, performances… shows).

Tel. : 03 21 00 83 33 or 06 37 88 10 27
Mail : culture2@paysdopale.fr

LEAC editions

4th edition of LAEC


For four months, from October 31, 2022 to March 5, 2023, the artists Alix Godon and Moh, went to meet the inhabitants, schools, associations, the curious, enthusiasts. They shared their artist’s view, presented their works to us and proposed artistic gestures open to all.

Write stories by illustrating them: starting from known or unknown stories, legends, stories, invented stories, through drawing, video, theater and why not music to tell and illustrate them.



Singer, guitar, CAM
(computer-assisted music)

Alix Godon

Alix Godon

visual artist

3rd edition of LAEC


The Local Art Education Contract was put in place during an unprecedented health situation. We had to adapt to the conditions and constraints (sanitary pass, gauges, etc.). Some events had to be postponed or even cancelled.

The 3rd edition ended on January 31, 2022. Despite the situation, the system allowed Agathe Verschaffel and Hugo Kostrezwa to meet the population of the Pays d’Opale territory. There are 9 schools, i.e. 922 students and around ten other structures (EPHAD, media libraries, social structures, associations, etc.) with 294 people of all ages who took part in the CLEA adventure. They were able to discover an artistic practice and set up projects co-constructed with Agathe and Hugo.

Colourful, abstract and geometric works, both individual and collective, for Agathe as well as very visual but also gustatory culinary confections and the creation of Bioplastique for Hugo resulted from this edition.

Hugo Kostrzewa

Artist, visual artist, musician and gourmet

Collage de papiers sur bâtiment
Collage de formes
Cérémonie de thé
Buffet gastronomique

2nd edition of LAEC


Béatrice Baldys

Béatrice Baldys

Compagnie Les Petites Boîtes

Yves Vandenbussche et Simon Dégremont

Yves Vandenbussche & Simon Dégremont

Lyric & CO & La divine comédie


For 4 months, the companies intervened in many structures and organizations as varied as schools, associations, or even an AFAPEI.

During this mission residency, they co-constructed artistic proposals with the local actors of the territory of the Pays d’Opale. As part of living together and in the prism of the anniversary of the gold cloth camp.

With a strong solicitation and a large number of actions put in place, the divine comedy met with great success. She has multiplied original artistic gestures with the common denominator of meeting, exchanging and living together.

As for Les Petites Boîtes, a local professional company, the stakes were high, it was able to create new partnerships, beautiful achievements that will remain etched in the memory of the participants.

The Intercommunal School of Music participated in CLEA around the music of the Renaissance in the prism of the anniversary of the Camp du Drap d’Or (1520-2020).

1st edition of LAEC

1st edition of LAEC

From September 10 to December 21, 2018, author Estelle Granet and photographer Georges Pacheco settled in the heart of the Pays d’Opale to each share their artistic approach around the theme of the portrait. Real or imaginary portraits, self-portraits or cross-portraits, portraits for oneself or to pass on…

In associations, libraries, cafes, schools, or even in private homes, they went to meet the Opaliens* to exchange memories, stories, share dreams, passions or questions. But also take a break, the time to question who we are, to retrace our individual and collective trajectories, to invent ways of telling stories, of representing ourselves, through photography and writing. Traveling through the 27 communes of the intercommunality, they explored what makes the identity of this territory and its inhabitants, questioning the relationship they have with their history, their culture, their heritage.

Their presence in the Pays d’Opale is an invitation to build together artistic forms based on the sharing of experiences, experiences, stories.