The National Studio for Contemporary Arts located in the Lille suburbia acts as both a teaching establishment and a museum; its goal being to give northern France residents and visitors easy access to the arts of all forms (cinema, photography, applied arts, musique, living arts, etc.) in a state-of-the-art building. Its genesis is to integrate audiovisual techniques to its productions, making Le Fresnoy an exclusive place for locals to experiment with various practices – the museum creates over 50 pieces every year. In a nutshell, Le Fresnoy is kind of like “dance studio meets movie set”; every movement, every pain stroke is subject to technological embellishments. Because of its unique mission, the museum has welcomed several world-class art exhibitions over the years, and continues to be acclaimed by other museums around the world. The museum also houses a cinema and regular exhibitions aimed at children.
Le Fresnoy is located in Tourcoing just outside Lille. It is accessible by metro (stop Alsace) and by car via route N356. Exhibitions are open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday between 2 and 7PM, as well as on Friday and Saturday between 2 and 8PM. The movie theater opens 30 minutes before each viewing. Each movie ticket costs €5 per adult and €3 per child. Tickets for the exhibitions cost €4 per adult and €3 per child.