More than 40 digital-art-specialised mediators welcome the public and orient them along the itinerary, for the whole 6 days of the festival. Different types of free-entry and themed tours are available: individual audio-guided tours, mediator-guided tours, young people’s tours, etc. Also available are special tours and workshops for professionals, works councils and schools. Teaching workshops will take place before and during the festival, with schools and recreation centres.

At the heart of the Cube Festival, the Festival Village is a meeting point, a place for discussion set in a convivial and festive atmosphere. Located at the Esplanade de l’Hôtel de Ville, it will provide documentation (map of the festival, a “Petit Journal” co-published with Beaux Arts magazine, partner magazines, etc.), as well as a shop with cultural content, either co-published or promoted by Le Cube. The Festival Village also contains a Lounge space, with a different programme of video-art screening each day. Opportunities for the public to meet artists or actors in the field of digital creation will be organised every night from 7.30pm. Several pieces on the itinerary will also be permanently exhibited at the Festival Village.

Le Cube Festival has also arranged a 6-day programme of activities for children aged from 6 to 12: multimedia workshops, exhibition tours, projections or get-togethers with artists. Kids will be able to discover digital art while having fun. The Kid’s Corner, specially made with children in mind, is located at the heart of the Festival Village. Entertaining learning kits will be given to children free of charge, to help them improve their understanding of the exhibition and digital creation in general. On Wednesday 4th and Saturday 7th June, a “Cube en Kit” workshop will take place at the Kid’s Corner, in which children will be asked to reassemble the Cube’s 6 sides, with the help of clues found on the Cube Festival’s emblematic pieces. On Sunday 8th June, from 2.30pm to 6pm, the Paris Mômes magazine will hold a workshop on its photo competition, and a philosophical afternoon tea tackling the “parents-children” theme, moderated by Brigitte Labbé, writer and director of Milan Publishing’s “Goûter Philo” collection.

This is a novel school project, bringing together five CM2 (fifth year) classes, from areas in the Arc de Seine urban community, involving the towns of Chaville, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Meudon, Vanves and Ville d’Avray. Each school will provide a home, before and during the festival, to one “communicating electronic rabbit”, the well-known Nabaztag. The children will be able to communicate with it, discuss and imagine the future of their city. These rabbits will witness and relay the story built up by the children. They will eventually put together an “interactive book”, which will be read by the Nabaztag rabbits. A presentation evening will take place at the Issy-les-Moulineaux Auditorium on Thursday 5th June, from 7pm, followed by the Nabaz’mob performance, an opera with 100 communicating rabbits, as imagined by Jean-Jacques Birgé and Antoine Schmitt.
This school project is organised in partnership with Violet and Apple Education. The workshops will be moderated by La Ligue de l’Enseignement 92, Claude Delafosse, illustrator and multimedia designer, and Le Cube’s team.