Le Bureau des Arts or BdA [Arts Bureau] is the slightly off-beat association that coordinates the cultural side of life at Sciences Po. Along with many traditional events (Journée Dédicaces [Signing days] Semaine des Arts [Arts Week]) and more recent events (Cafés Concerts [Coffeehouse Concerts], etc.), the BdA offers many classes (2 credits) every semester (theatre, script-writing, vocal technique, etc.), sells inexpensive tickets for shows at prestigious Paris theatres (Opéra de Paris, Comédie Française, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, etc.), hosts regularly-scheduled workshops and clubs for true enthusiasts or curious on-lookers (Photography, Literature, Cinema, Sciences Po Choir and Orchestra), organises competitions with many great prizes (including passes for the Cannes Film Festival) and throughout the year provides information on how to make culture an integral part of your life.
Sciences Po’s Association Sportive [AS - Sports Association] is one of France’s most important student associations, mustering more than 2,000 members every semester. It has the status of permanent association and is recognized by the management team of Sciences Po.
Made up of about 20 volunteers from every year, the AS takes part in several operations throughout the year. It: