Le Grand Café is a cultural structure of the Ville de Saint-Nazaire, it receives support from the state, from the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC) des Pays de la Loire, from the Conseil Régional des Pays de la Loire and from the Conseil Départemental de Loire-Atlantique. Le Grand Café has been certified ‘Contemporary art centre of national significance’ by the Ministry of Culture. It is a member of d.c.a / Association Française de Développement des Centres d’Art Contemporain and of the Pôle Arts Visuels Pays de la Loire.