La Biennale de Lyon is a non-profit body that devises, produces and stages two major international events in alternate years: the Dance Biennale and the Biennale of Contemporary Art. It manages the events’ support functions, promotion and development, and spreads their values.
- Supporting the creation and dissemination of new work : every year, La Biennale de Lyon dedicates a substantial share of its budget to producing new pieces of choreographic and visual art. It also strives to disseminate them, especially in the field of dance.
- Educating audiences in the arts : the Biennales cater for the widest possible audience spectrum, from newcomers to the most knowledgeable enthusiasts.
- Promoting France, and especially Lyon and its region, on the international scene : the Biennale attracts many foreign professionals and generates heavy media coverage. The event also helps enhance the economic attractiveness of its host region.
- Fostering vibrant local communities : by mobilising numerous towns in Greater Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region through creative, participatory and complementary events, the Biennale helps strengthen the social fabric and instil a sense of togetherness.