La Belle Ouvrage was founded in 2006 as a support structure for professionals in the field of arts and culture to help them in their professional life, their projects, and their career choices. Our goals are many: to combine the individual and the collective, to reconcile professional and personal life, to consider processes and results, to merge concrete tools and subjective/emotional dimensions to enhance work. Our approach consists in listening to the professionals who come to us with various and complex issues, and in trying to be as inclusive and open as possible in our common search for solutions. We have gathered a team of consultants with very different backgrounds and professional abilities.
People seek our help to develop socially-responsible, economically healthy, innovating projects, that are both compliant with regulatory requirements and allow for professional development. Although our headquarters are located in Paris, we work with professionals throughout France and Europe. We carefully follow new developments in our field, and are mindful to monitor what is happening in our various areas of expertise. Our activities cover different disciplines in many different places, companies and institutions at home and abroad, which gives us a good vantage point on the issues and challenges faced by professionals and on how to resolve these.
La Belle Ouvrage’s main concerns are: developing the project and defining timescales, planning a path thanks to individual and collective testimonies, monitoring professional practices, developing appropriate tools, examining economic models – all within the wider relationship between people and their work.