December 4, 2007, received from Directions du graphisme, Chaumont, France
Mrs Sylvie Canal-Millier, his wife,
Mathilde, Alice, Cécile et David, his children,
Raphaël et Hannah, Théodore, his grandchildren,
his family and friends,
his colleagues of ADCEP, Fête de la Musique, and Festival de l'Affiche of Chaumont
regret to announce the death of
On 2nd December 2007, at the age of 63.
Funeral on Friday 7th December at 2.20 PM,
at the Père Lachaise Crematorium,
71 rue Rondeaux 75020 Paris.
Please no flowers
Donations to Comité de Paris de la Ligue contre le Cancer welcome
13 avenue de la Grande Armée
Jean-François Millier headed the Festival International de l'Affiche et
des Arts Graphiques de Chaumont, France, from 2002 to 2007, as "Délégué général", together with the art directors Pierre Bernard, Alex Jordan and Vincent Perrottet.
After having studied literature at university and a vocational training in stage-arts, Jean-François Millier became the assistant of the theatre director Nebri Colpi. He ran the first permanent contemporary dance company (Cie Félix Bléaska) from 1969 to 1972. In July 1974, during the Festival, he created the first Rencontres de Chansons et de Musiques of Avignon and then became producer and tour-producer for popular music (Léo Ferré, Nougaro, Higelin, Lavilliers...).
He directed the programme of the Théâtre du Palais des Glaces in Paris, from 1980 to 1984. From 1985 on, he designed and organized many international and national cultural events for the Ministry of Culture and on a personal basis, the first international Market of Stage Arts at the Grande Halle de la Villette from 1987 to 1990.
In 1992, he was appointed the general organizer of the events for the 500th anniversary of the rencontres des Deux Mondes by Jack Lang.
He was the national and international coordinator for the Ministry of Culture of the Fête de la Musique until its 20th edition in 2001, and also initiator of the Rendez-Vous de l’Architecture – on request of François Barré.
From 1994 to 1998, he taught at the University Paris VIII in the department doctorate of European Cultural Management and also carried out studies on cultural industries and new technologies, the cultural job market in Europe and development of cultural spaces…
A permanent commitment to favouring culture as being a fundamental element of the social link, to discovering new talents,
to working in networks and embracing other cultures.