A strategic committee has been created with Mr Jean-François Marguerin, formerly head of the Regional Direction for the Cultural Affairs in Lyon, and the following universities and associations:
- Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon
- Ecole Nationale d'Architecture de Lyon
- Ecole Nationale des Arts et Techniques du Théatre
- Grame Centre National de Création Musicale
- LUX de Valence (dance).
representatives of other scientific domains and enterprises will soon join this committe.
A steering committee, made up of the institutions mentioned above and DRAC ( Regional Direction for the Cultural Affairs), the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region, ARDI (Regional Agency for Development and innovation), the Ardèche Department and the town of Annonay supervises the preliminary studies on the Fondation's future activities and Varagnes' layouts.