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 for free, for a two week creative residency. 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 Southern France.


Any company or group (maximum 5) of artists from any performance discipline that seek to undertake new work and develop their practice. This must 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
  • Early development of a new project

Please note that rehearsals or reworking 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 free accommodation in their dormitory and access to a 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 your insurance. Applicants will include the Au Brana logo in their future promotional material.

WHEN ? The dates for the ABCD residency 2016 are 7th -16th August, arriving at the centre August 6th and departing the 17th.

Find the application form here; AB-CDapplication

HOW ? To apply please return your completed application form, you may include any additional material you feel is relevant to support your application including links to past work and website where possible.send to Kate at