How we work
Strasbourg based headquarters ARTE GEIE and two members, ARTE France and ARTE Deutschland providing most of the programmes
ARTE is made up of three separate companies in France and Germany: the Strasbourg based European Economic Interest Grouping ARTE GEIE plus two member companies, ARTE France and ARTE Deutschland which are represented in ARTE GEIE’s decision making bodies.
Partnership Agreements commit ARTE and its associate members from Belgium, Poland, Austria and the the Czech Republic to a substantial number of co-productions as well as programme exchanges. Associate members participate in ARTE’s decision-making and advisory bodies, in a consultant capacity.
Under Cooperation Agreements, the partner channels from Switzerland and Finland develop with ARTE a large number of coproductions spanning all audiovisual genres. Partner channels take part in Programme Committee meetings in an advisory capacity.
In order to promote programme distribution and international creation, ARTE France is active on several international fronts including cooperation with countries bordering Europe, distribution in Africa, synergies with TV5Monde and Canal France International, the ARTE Awards for feature film projects in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and participation in various documentary training workshops worldwide.