Au Brana Creative Development Residency


As part of our commitment to the support of new work and emerging practice, each year we offer our studio spaces and dormitory accommodation GRATIS, for 10 days of  creative residential practice. We welcome applications from individuals and groups, from any performance discipline. The successful applicants will have free use of our facilities in the Gers countryside in South Western France.

Please note: in 2021 we have re-scheduled the residencies awarded to the successful applicants in 2020 who were not able to undertake the residency as a result of the restrictions of work and travel caused by the covid 19 pandemic.

We will launch a new callout for applications late in 2021 for ABCD 2022.


Any individual, company, collective or group of artists ( maximum 5 people ) from any performance discipline that seek to undertake new work and develop their practice. The application must demonstrate that the proposed project for the residency is in some way new. This can take the form of;

  • practical research of a new training or performance approach
  • An exchange of practice between different groups or individuals
  • A first meeting between collaborators

Please note that rehearsals or reworking of an existing performance will not be considered nor can you use this residency for financial gain (eg a public paid workshop.)


Au Brana will provide 24 hour access to their studio space and accommodation in their dormitory with access to the kitchen/dining area. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own travel and food costs. Groups are limited to 5 people and we reserve the right to offer the development to two groups. For insurance reasons a €10 membership fee per visitor will be required to cover you in case of accidents during the residency.

You will be required to share your work in some form with the local public at the end of the residency; this could take any form ( round table, sharing of practice, lecture, free workshop etc ) Applicants will include the Au Brana logo in their future promotional material relating to the project.


For the 2021 ABCD we are maintaining the commitment to the companies awarded the residencies in 2020 who could not undertake the work thanks to Covid restrictions.


Download and complete the application form and include any additional material you feel is relevant to support your application, including links to past work and website where possible. Please send this to Oliviero at

To apply please download an application form here: ABCD Application Form