In 2010, the Bouches-du-Rhône Tourist Board decided to create the Myprovence Festival.
A tourism promotion with a difference, focussing on contemporary artistic creation. 3 years on, it is now an event under the banner of Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture.
Each year, the Festival team is inspired by the same desire to have as many people as possible discover the Bouches-du-Rhône as a destination, as seen by artists, be they established or young talents. Creating opportunities for discoveries, encounters, emotions.
The Festival begins at the end of each year with a creative art competition on the Internet, open to all. Following the competition, the prize winners and the artists on the jury come and share a short artistic residency to produce work in the area.Each year this time of sharing and creative stimulation takes concrete form in an exhibition held in a prestigious location (Montmajour Abbey, the Fondation Vasarely, the Musée regards de Provence) and the creation of a dedicated website that has won a number of awards: snapshotsofprovence.com