Culture at the university level


The Culture Department of Aix-Marseille University helps to promote and carry out the artistic and cultural projects carried out by the university, particularly in the direction of student life. University cultural policy is based on a twofold specificity: on the one hand, the direct participation of the university community in cultural activities and artistic creation; on the other hand, the articulation with the fields of training and research. The Culture Mission works with all disciplinary sectors (Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Management, Health, Sciences).

The Culture Department was built step by step. The main cultural axes of the establishment have been developed and supported by a sustained work of articulation with the artistic partners of the territory. Aix-Marseille University has established itself in the regional cultural and artistic landscape, with numerous events on all campuses and throughout the country.

Culture at the heart of AMU campuses

Aix-Marseille University makes good living together a major focus of its policy, benefiting more than 78,000 students. It places culture at the heart of university life, deploying many measures and actions on and off campus.

Within it, AMU has created a symphony orchestra (called OSAMU), a jazz band (O'Jazz AMU), a choir (ChorAMU), as well as a group of dancers, Danse'AMU, mainly students.

The AMU Culture Department develops the cultural and artistic offer and collaborates with the main regional and national cultural partners. As a result of these partnerships, a culture card offers students a preferential rate for a large number of high-quality events.

In addition, each student wishing to showcase and share his or her talent can benefit from the special status of a high level student artist.

Culture and excellence within everyone's reach is the university's desire for its entire community.

Discover the cultural offer for AMU students here

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Contact information


Aix-Marseille University
Schuman site, Pouillon Building, 1st floor

3 Av. R. Schuman
13628 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1


  • Chantal GUITTET DURAND, Deputy Director DEVE
  • Jeanette THEOKRITOFF, cultural projects manager
    Tel: +33(0)4 42 17 17 25 32
  • Simon BENSEHILAcultural projects manager
    Tel: +33(0)4 42 17 17 27 93
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