L'école, 7 rue des Beaux-Arts
The École d'Enseignement Supérieur d'Art de Bordeaux (EBABX) accommodates 250 students and 200 continuing education students on two sites: the main building at 7 rue des Beaux-Arts and its annex at 7 place Renaudel. The main building of the school has a surface area of 2,400m2, and houses classrooms, the amphitheater and workspaces including the technical workshops: digital printing, offset/photography, materials laboratory and workshop, the library and the administrative offices. The annex, which measures 1,000 m2, was renovated in 2004. It includes technical workshops such as: multimedia, sound and video, as well as classrooms and workspaces, and the Café Pompier, the school’s cafe. The Café Pompier is run by student volunteers and recent graduates. It offers cutting-edge musical programming.
The annex, 7 Place Renaudel
EBABX is located in the heart of the Sainte-Croix neighborhood, well-known in the city and Metropolis of Bordeaux as the center of higher education in the arts (visual arts, music, dance, theatre). Existing side-by-side with the École Supérieure de Théâtre Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur Musique et Danse, and the Institut de Journalisme de Bordeaux Aquitaine (IJBA), the school is also a short walk from the train station, la gare Bordeaux Saint-Jean, which will soon feature the very high-speed train, the Ligne à grande Vitesse Sud-Europe-Atlantique (with service to Paris in two hours in 2017) as well as the “Bordeaux-Euratlantique” operation. EBABX makes an important contribution to the development of contemporary art in Bordeaux through its close ties with the CAPC musée d’art contemporain, arc en rêve centre d’architecture, the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design, Frac Aquitaine, and networks extending from the Aquitaine region to national and international levels.
As an establishment of higher education and a cultural player in Bordeaux’s metropolis and the New Aquitaine region, EBABX occupies a unique place in the territory’s cultural scene. The school is an associated member of the CUEA, the Club of “grandes écoles d’Aquitaine,” of “Fusée,” the network of contemporary art players in Aquitaine and the Association nationale des écoles supérieures d’art (ANdÉA). EBABX, like all of the Écoles Supérieures d’Art, has, these last few years, undergone profound reforms in status and operation, along with major evolutions in teaching methods and research.
The beginning of the 2016-17 school year marks a new stage of development for the establishment, offering a wider scope of training with the broadening of the Établissement Public de Coopération Culturelle - EPCC (the school’s present status) to include the art schools of the Côte Basque Adour agglomeration in July 2017, and integrating Bordeaux’s Metropolis into its governance.