Who are we ?


A non-profit organisation, the Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique (French office for contemporary performing arts circulation), was established in 1975. An association funded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication (General Direction of Artistic Creation / Subdirection of European and International Affairs), the missions and goals of Onda are specified in the triennial agreements signed with the Ministry.

Onda promotes the dissemination within France of performing arts works that are consistent with a process of contemporary artistic creation concerned with the renewal of forms, and stimulates exchanges in the field of live performance in Europe and internationally.

Its scope of intervention covers all disciplines, whether stemming from theatre, dance, music, circus, puppetry, public space, whether these works are created in France or abroad, and whether they are aimed at adults or children.

Onda's activities are focused on 4 main areas:
- Expertise and advice
- Meetings
- Financial support
- Europe and international