From our origins to the first class

In the 1970s, street arts received public and then institutional recognition, which led to a new structure for the sector. Over the years, performance, creation and resource sites have been created to support this development. From the 2000s, learning and training became a key issue for professionals, particularly with the contribution of the Spielmann Report, commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
In 2002, Michel Crespin, surrounded by a college of skilled street art and training professionals, grasped this issue, wrote a report and proposed creating the FAI-AR – Advanced Itinerant Learning Programme for Street Arts. In 2005, Dominique Trichet became head of Europe’s first higher education course for art in public space, welcoming the first class of 15 artists.