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 for 8 days in late summer.

WHO CAN APPLY? Any company or group of artists ( maximum 5 people ) 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
  • First 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.)

CONDITIONS Au Brana will provide 24 hour access to their studio space with 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. You will be required to share your work in some form with the local public at the end of the residency. Applicants will include the Au Brana logo in their future promotional material relating to the project.


The residency will take place from 18th – 26th June in 2018 with arrivals on the 17th June and departure the 27th June.


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 Kate at

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


28th February 2018