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FRENCH WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE &

TRANSLATOR-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMMES
OPEN TO NEW ZEALANDERS
Overview
(more detailed information on each residency appears after this table)
Programme
A pierre vue
Camac

Cantagal
Centre des Cultures & des
Arts de la Carabe
Centre international de
posie Marseille
Centre National des Ecritures
du Spectacle La
Chartreuse
Centre Rgional des Lettres
du Languedoc-Roussillon
Chteau de Castries
Centre rgional du livre de
Bourgogne
Chteau de la Napoule
CITL Collge International
des Traducteurs Littraires
Communaut de communes
Moyenne-Durance - CCMD
Culture, Arts, Patrimoine et
Tourisme
De 7 97 ans

Fdration des uvres


Laques des Ctes-dArmor
Fondation Albert-Gleizes
French Ministry of Culture:
Residency Grants for Foreign
Translators
French Ministry of Culture:
Residency Grants for Writers
Institut Claude-Nicolas
Ledoux / Saline Royale dArc
Institut Dpartemental pour le
Dveloppement Artistique et
Culturel IDDAC

Location
Saint Etienne de Fursac
Marnay-sur-Seine

Saint Privat
Sainte Marie
MARTINIQUE
Marseille

Duration
3 months max
1-4 months

Deadline
applications
considered
throughout the
year

1-3 months
31 May

Villeneuve lez Avignon

5 weeks 3
months

Castries

variable

Dijon

3 months

Mandelieu la Napoule
Arles

6 weeks
1 month

Chteau-Arnoux

6 months

Vranne-Maclas

variable

Neuvy sur Barangeon

1-6 months

Saint-Brieuc

1-4 months

Sablons
various locations

1-9 months
1-3 months

30 Oct

various locations

2-4 months with


grant - up to 12
months total
variable

Jan 10th, April


10th, Aug 25 of
each year
31 Aug

1 month
(renewable once)

applications
considered
throughout the
year

Arc-et-Senans
Le Bouscat

31 May
applications
considered
throughout the
year

applications
considered
throughout the
year

La Belle Auriole
La fraternelle
La Maison des Ecritures
La Maison Verte

Le Mange
Le Manoir
Le Moulin dAnd Centre
des critures
cinmatographiques
Le Plessis, thtres
Compagnie Jos Manuel
Cano Lopez
Lire en Cabards
Maison des auteurs /Festival
international des
francophonies en Limousin
Maison des Ecrivains
Etrangers et des Traducteurs
(MEET)
Maison Jules-Roy

Maison Louis-Guilloux
Monastre de Saorge

Opoul
Saint-Claude
Neuvy-le-Roi
Roujan

1 week - 6 months
2-12 months
5-6 months
variable

La Roche-sur-Yon
Venissieux
Saint Pierre du Vouvray

2 months
4 months
3 weeks 2
months

La Riche

1-3 months

Aragon
Limoges

36 months
1-2-3 months

Saint Nazaire

1-2 months

Vzelay

1-3 months

Saint-Brieuc
Saorge

1-6 months
2 weeks 6
months
2 months
1 week 10
months

Montolieu Village du Livre


Paquita Nemo

Montolieu

Rsidence Ct Jardin
Rsidence d'auteur "Les
avocats du diable vauvert"
Rsidence d'auteur et
illustrateur de livre pour la
jeunesse
Rsidence des Trois-Rois

Mormoiron
Vauvert

The Camargo Foundation


Triangle
Vieux-Palais d'Espalion
Ville de Valentigney

Troyes

1-3 months
2 weeks to 3
months
4 months

Marseille

3 weeks

Cassis
Rennes
Espalion
Valentigney

3 - 4.5 weeks
variable

applications
considered
throughout the
year

End of February
(for residency in
2006)
applications
considered
throughout the
year

applications
considered
throughout the
year
31 July
30 March
applications
considered
throughout the
year
31 Jan

in alphabetical order
updated May 2007
A pierre vue
A pierre vue association provides accommodation in a rural house in the
Limousin, in the heart of a countryside landscape favourable to writing and
very near the commanders residency of the temlars of Paulhac. The
association wants the residency to be a place of meeting and mediation and
facilities the creation of joint and interdisciplinary arts projects. The residency
has a special interest in works related to the Limousin and to its human and
territorial realities.
1 residency
Rural house in the village of Saint Etienne de Fursac.
3 months maximum stay
Open to writers of all nationalities
Poetry, narrative, essay, memorandum
Selection based on authors past works
Allowance between 3000 and 5000 euros for the entire stay
Library, computer equipment, workshops
Grard Laplace
A pierre vue
La Cheirade
Le pays des eaux vives
23290 Saint Etienne de Fursac
FRANCE
Phone+33 5 55 63 79 71
apierrevue@yahoo.fr

Camac
Marnay Art Centre
The Camac Association is located very close to the village of Marnay, on the
banks of the river Seine. It develops an in-residence programme with a view
to bringing artists from around the world and from all spheres together.
Residents must pay a fee of around 1100 euros to cover part of the inresidence expenses, the other part being covered by the Association.
Interdisciplinary projects with science or new technologies are encouraged.
10 residents
Open to artists (incl writers) of all nationalities
1-4 month stay
20-40m2 apartments (shared kitchen, food included) in 17 th century priory on
the banks of the river Seine
Computer equipment, library
No allowance

Selection committee meets regularly to consider applications (CV, 2 letters of


recommendation, description of project, press-book of previous works)
Applications considered throughout the year
Alexandra Keim
Camac
1 Grande Rue
10400 Marnay-sur-Seine
FRANCE
Phone+33 3 25 39 20 61
Fax +33 3 25 39 20 61
camac@camac.org
www.camac.org

The Camargo Foundation


Provides accommodation for composers, writers, photographers, plastic
artists, film and video makers. Also a study centre for scholars and teachers
who are working on a project related to French culture or to that of Frenchspeaking countries in human and social sciences. The foundation organises
cultural and social events to which residents are invited.
Apartments of various sizes in historic house in Cassis, by the sea
Several residencies (partners can also be accommodated)
3 - 4.5 month duration
Weekly meetings between residents (not compulsory)
Allowance of 3000 euros
Library, fax, photocopier, internet access
Open to artists of all nationalities
Deadline for applications - 1 February
Residents must sumit a report on their project at the completion of the
residence
The Camargo Foundation
BP 75
13714 Cassis Cedex
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 42 01 11 57
Fax +33 4 42 01 36 57
camarfound@aol.com
www.camargofoundation.org

Cantagal
The Cantagal centre, close to the small village of Saint-Privat, provides a calm
environment to artists from various spheres in an exceptional natural
environment. Cantagal offers the opportunity to its residents to reflect and

work in quiet and peace and to experiment new modes of interaction between
arts creation, society and environment.
3 residents, partners can be accommodated too
12-16m2 studios close to the village of Saint Privat
Open to artists (incl writers) of any nationality
Swimming pool, arts creation workshop, internet access
No allowance (residents must pay a fee, which depends on season, to cover
in-residence expenses)
Transport essential, car may be lent for a fee
Applications (CV, excerpts from publications, letter giving reasons for
application) sent to following address (panel of artists, cultural professionals
and committee from the residency make up the jury)
Daniel Chotard, Pascal Pelloquin, Jean-Georges Millet
Catagal
Les Salces
34700 Saint Privat
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 67 44 71 06
Fax +33 4 67 44 74 76
info@cantagal.com
www.cantagal.com

Centre des Cultures & des Arts de la Carabe


(Centre for Arts and Culture in the Caribbean)
This centre, set in a former sugar refinery built in the 17 th century, in the
Martinique, is a multdisciplinary arts and sciences research pole dedicated to
Caribbean cultures. The association aims to improve the recognition of
Caribbean civilisations by creating a dialogue between arts and human
sciences in which resident artists participate. The Centre also proposes the
theme of particular oral traditions, when resulting from the melting of many
cultures. The activities organised by the centre make up a programmme that
also includes activities on cultural heritage, arts events, meetings with
professionals and in-residence artists.
Supported by the Martinique
government, Caribbean Cultural Network and the Latin-American Cultural
Network.
2 residences
1-3 months
Allowance of 1200 euros per month
3-room apartments in former sugar refinery in Sainte Marie village
Computer equipment, study and research roooms and performing and
exhibition spaces, picture library
Open to artists (incl writers) of all nationalities
Literary field any, a short work preferably in relation to the Caribbean society
Selected by arts and sciences board

Yvette Galot-Eglantine
Centre des Cultures & des Arts de la Caraibe
11 rue du Pav
Quartier Saint Jacques
927230 Sainte Marie MARTINIQUE
Phone+33 5 96 69 10 12
Fax +33 5 96 69 21 58
CCRFSJ@sasi.fr

Centre international de posie Marseille


(International poetry centre Marseille
This centre aims to promote and facilitate the circulation of contemporary
poetry and literature and works at connecting writing, plastic arts and music.
In an effort to make its residents works known, the association organises
public readings and publishes resident authors texts in the Cahiers du Refuge
which is then added to the Collection du Refuge (six titles per year). The
CIPM also publishes a critics journal, the Cahier Critique de Posie, twice a
year.
4 residencies per year
40m2 studios
In the Panier area, in Marseille
Centre library, computer equipment
Allowance of 1300 euros per month
Deadline for applications: end of May (CV, excerpts of publications, covering
letter)
Emmanuel Ponsart
Centre international de posie Marseille
Centre de la Vieille Charit
2 rue de la Charit
13236 Marseille Cedex 02
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 91 91 26 45
Fax +33 4 91 90 99 51
cipm@cipmarseille.com
www.cipmarseille.com

Centre National des Ecritures du Spectacle La Chartreuse


(National Centre for Playwrights)
An in-residence centre for artists and writers in a former monastry. The
closeness of Avignon with its famous festival, only 5km away, makes CNES

the ideal place for the promotion of writing for performing arts. The centre is
supported by Belgian, Swiss, Canadian, and local authorities
Open to French-speaking authors and translators from any country
5 week 3 month stays
House in former carthusian monastry of the village of Villeneuve lez Avignon
Library
The CNES provides accommodation for grant holder residents only
Residents must turn out a piece of work on any chosen or given theme
Centre National des Ecritures du Spectacle
La Chartreuse
BP 30
30404 Villeneuve lez Avignon Cedex
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 90 15 24 24
Fax +33 4 90 25 76 21
chartreuse@chartreuse.org
www.chartreuse.org

Centre Rgional des Lettres du Languedoc-Roussillon Chteau de


Castries
This centre organises numerous conferences and exhibitions, bringing
together writers and philosophers; as of 2005 it will also offer accommodation
to resident writers and translators, both French and non-French, in a broadly
interdisciplinary context.
4 residences, relatives can be accommodated too
Allowance of 1500 2300 euros per month
Open to writers and translators of all nationalisties
Apartments in Castle of Castries and other towns in the region
Length of stay depends on project
Applicants must have a contract with a publisher and are selected
according to the significance of their previous published works and that of
their project
Anne Poti
Centre Rgional des Lettres du Languedoc-Roussillon
Chteau de Castries
34160 Castries
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 67 22 81 41
Fax +33 4 67 22 63 62
crllr@cr-languedocroussillon.fr
www.cr-languedocroussillon.fr

Centre rgional du livre de Bourgogne


(Regional literature centre of Bourgogne)
With a view to supporting literary creation by offering an ideal context to
authors for them to work and meet their readers, the centre sets up inresidence arrangements for French-speaking writers from all fields. These
residencies, made in different places from year to year, are organised with the
support of the local authorities, as well as libraries and schools in the region.
A book entitled Impressions de rsidence is published, written evidence of the
authors stay in Bourgogne.
1 residency
Furnished apartment in town/village in Bourgogne
Computer equipment
Open to French-speaking writers of all nationalitites
Allowance of 1525 euros per month
3 month stay (non-renwable)
Application: CV, bibliography, copy of published work, description of project,
letter of motivation
Marie Berne
Centre rgional du livre de Bourgogne
29 rue Buffon
21000 Dijon
FRANCE
Phone+33 3 80 68 80 20
Fax +33 3 80 68 80 24
info@crl-bourgogne.org
www.crl-bourgogne.org

Chteau de la Napoule
Open to visual artists of all disciplines and writers (all nationalities)
8 residencies per session (2 sessions per year)
Length of residency: 6 weeks
Artist studio provided
Artists must pay for own accommodation, transport and other living expenses
Selection in July selection by jury
Alexis Vrousos, Nelcy Mercier, Ingrid Picquet
Association d'art de la Napoule
BP 940
Avenue Henry Clews
06210 Mandelieu la Napoule
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 93 49 95 05
Fax +33 4 92 97 62 71
www.chateau-lanapoule.com

message@chteau-lanapoule.com

CITL Collge International des Traducteurs Littraires


(International College for Literary Translators)
This college in Arles and the ATLAS association provide accommodation in
the former hospital where Vincent Van Gogh was committed from 1889. CITL
and ATLAS give support to French and foreign translators, regardless of the
genre they are working on poetry, novels or theatre by setting up the
Assises de la traduction littraire in Arles every November. The ATLAS
association also publishes books to promote literary translation and to defend
the status of translators.
10 residents
10m2 rooms, shared facilities
2 weeks - 3 months
Open to literary translators of all nationalities
No allowance translators must pay a subscription of 30 euros with
application, rent for one day amounts to 15 euros but translators can apply for
in-residence allowance
Applications considered throughout the year
Claude Bleton
CITL - Collge International des Traducteurs Littraires
Espace Van-Gogh
13200 Arles
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 90 52 05 50
Fax +33 4 90 93 43 21
citl@atlas-citl.org
www.atlas-citl.org

Communaut de communes Moyenne-Durance - CCMD


(Moyenne Durance Federation of municipalities)
The federated municipalities Chteau-Arnoux/Saint-Auban, LEscale,
Malijai, Peipin, Peyruis and Volonne have succeeded in centralising their
energy towards the economic, tourism and cultural development whilst
preserving their identity and heritage. In this context, this authority develops
an in-residence programme for writers from across the world and sets up
various events on music, dance and theatre every year.
5 residencies, partners can be accommodated
6 months
100m2 apartment in the village of Chteau-Arnoux
Library
Allowance of 1500 euros per month

Short story projects preferred but not essential


Robert Pasquier
Communaut de communes Moyenne-Durance
Affaires Culturelles
Ferme de Font-Robert
04160 Chteau-Arnoux
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 92 64 27 34
Fax +33 4 92 62 60 67
www.la-moyenne-durance.fr
Culture, Arts, Patrimoine et Tourisme
(Culture, Arts, Historical Heritage and Tourism)
Les Camiers is a traditional fortified house in the middle of a cultivated
estate covering thirty hectares in the hear of the Parc Naturel Rgional du
Pilat. The association benefits from the support of the DRAC Rhne Alpes,
the Rhne Alpes and Loire regional authorities, and is chaired by the Dean of
the Faculty of Anthropology and Sociology of Lyon-II University. This
association serves first and foremost as an artistic and cultural in-residence
centre, a place for reflection, production and training. Every year between
June and August LEt des Camiers lets in around two thousand visitors to
present a show uniting dance, music, cinema and fine arts.
22 residences
Rooms 800m from the village of Maclas
Shared facilities, food included
200m2 studio, workrooms, computer and video equipment
No allowance
Open to artists (incl writers) of all nationalities
Length of stay variable
Jean-Nol Frimigacci
Culture, Arts, Patrimoine et Tourisme
Les Camiers
42520 Vranne-Maclas
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 74 48 36 33
Fax +33 4 74 87 39 36
les.camiers@wanadoo.fr

De 7 97 ans
(From 7 to 97 years)
As its name indicates, this association, located in a large renovated farmschool South of Sologne, aims at bringing all generations together and
fighting against social exclusion by providing a friendly space for meetings

and dialogue. The gte provides accommodation for people of all nationalities,
without any age or social class conditions, whilst Espace des artistes is open
only to creators, whatever their sphere. Workshops, debates and meetings
are set up.
3 residences, relatives can be accommodated
Boarding fee
60m2 loft-workshops in farm 30km from Bourges
Library, computer equipment
Between 1 week-end and 3 months duration (renewable)
Open to artists (incl writers) of all nationalities
Applications considered throughout the year
Fabienne Barber
De 7 97 ans
La ferme des Vigneaux
18330 Saint Laurent
FRANCE
Phone+33 2 48 52 90 91
Fax +33 2 48 52 90 92
De7a97ans2@wanadoo.fr
www.7a97ans.asso.fr
Fdration des uvres Laques des Ctes-dArmor
(Federation of Lay institutions of Ctes-dArmor)
The Federation provides accommodation for writers from all fields as well as
for researchers in various places of abode in the Department with a view to
decentralising its in-residence programme. This effort is supported by
territorial authorities and many other cultural institutions in Ctes-dArmor.
The association organises several events, such as meetings and readings,
usually accompanied by the publication of work for the promotion of its
activities.
5-6 residencies per year, partners can be accommodated also
Rual gte in the Department
1-4 months duration
Allowance of 1200 1600 euros per month
Must produce a piece of work on any chosen or given theme
Patrick Cutt
Fdration des uvres Laques des Ctes-dArmor
89, boulevard Edouard Prigent - BP 528
22005 Saint-Brieuc Cedex 01
France
Phone+33 2 96 94 16 08
Fax +33 2 96 01 51 29
culture@fol22.com

Fondation Albert-Gleizes
In keeping with the famous painter's ideal community, the Albert-Gleizes
Foundation, in Sablons, develops an in-residence programme which is
reserved for visual arts artists every summer and open to artists from all
spheres the rest of the year. Set in a boatmans house on the banks of the
Rhne river, the Foundation, which receives support from the regional
authorities and DRAC, provides accommodation facilities for five people, an
exhibition hall and a library. The place, due to its location and its privileged
setting is ideal for arts reflection and creation.
5 residencies
5 47m2 loft-workshops in boatmans house in Sablons
1-9 months duration
Residents must pay a fee of 300 euros per month
No allowance
Antoine Ptri
Fondation Albert-Gleizes
Moly-Sabata
38550 Sablons
FRANCE
Phone
+33 1 43 59 72 25
Fax +33 1 43 59 72 26
contact@fondationgleizes.fr
www.fondationgleizes.fr

French Ministry of Culture: Residency Grants for Writers

This grant programme is meant to support writers who wish to work on their
project within the framework of a literary programme, drawn up in
collaboration with the organisation offering the residency. These grants are
available to published, non-French writers. They must either write in or
be translated into French. In addition, their manuscript must be
published and/or be professionally represented. The residency must be
the subject of an agreement between the welcoming structure and the writer,
and concern a limited number of structures.
Sponsor : Centre National du Livre (CNL) and welcoming institutions
Conditions
Place of residency or training: various structures (festivals, local authorities)
who have agreements with foreign writers
Length of grant: 2 to 4 months (12 months maximum)
Application procedure
Application forms may be requested from the CNL
Deadline for submission of applications: January 10th, April 10th and August

25th of each year


Candidates are selected on the recommendation of a panel of experts from
the CNL

Scope
Travel costs: to be paid by the candidate, his or her home institution
Housing: yes
Grant: 1,700 per month
Information

Centre National du Livre - Bureau des auteurs


53, rue de Verneuil - 75343 Paris Cedex 07
Tel.: + 33 1 49 54 68 68 / Fax: + 33 1 45 49 10 21
florabelle.rouyer@culture.gouv.fr
http://www.centrenationaldulivre.fr

French Ministry of Culture: Residency Grants for Foreign Translators


This grant programme is for translators living abroad who wish to stay in
France while working on a translation of a French work into another
language. Candidates must have previously published a translation, and the
translation project they submit must be the subject of a contract with a
publishing house in their country of origin. All genres are eligible: literature,
poetry, theater, children's literature, humanities, sociology and science.
Projects to translate works in the public domain may also be submitted.
Grant recipients can submit a new application after a period of three years.
Sponsor : Centre National du Livre (CNL)
Conditions
Residency location: various. Translators may be accepted by residency
facilities such the Collge International des Traducteurs Littraires in Arles
(www.atlas-citl.org).
Length of grant: 1 to 3 months
Application procedure
Application forms may be requested from the French Embassy in the
candidate's country of residence
Deadline for submission of applications: October 30 th or March 30th
Grants are awarded in January, following the recommendations of a panel of
experts that meets at the CNL
Scope

Travel costs: to be paid for by the candidate, his or her home institution
Housing: yes
Grant: 1,800 per month
Information
Centre National du Livre - Bureau des changes internationaux
53, rue de Verneuil - 75343 Paris Cedex 07
Tel.: + 33 1 49 54 68 68 / Fax: + 33 1 45 49 10 21

http://www.centrenationaldulivre.fr
natacha.kubiak@culture.gouv.fr Tel : + 33 1 49 54 68 43

Institut Claude-Nicolas Ledoux / Saline Royale dArc


The Institute, devised by one of the architects living in the Age of
Enlightenment, is located in the old 18 th century salt works and hosts classes
on historic monuments and architecture colleges. It develops an in-residence
programme for artists from all spheres as well as for research workers and
writers working on the theme of the utopian research developed in the 18 th
century and following centuries or on any other project.
Room or house in Royal Salt Works in Arc-et-Senans
Computer and audiovisual equipment, documentary resources
Length of stay variable depending on project
Priority given to foreigners
Allowance in agreement with the Regional Centre for Literature
Applications must be sent before 31 August for the following year
Jean Dedolin
Insitut Claude-Nicolas Ledoux
Saline Royale
25610 Arc-et-Senans
FRANCE
Phone+33 3 81 54 45 00
Fax +33 3 81 54 45 01
saline.royale@wanadoo.fr
www.salineroyale.com

Institut Dpartemental pour le Dveloppement Artistique et Culturel


IDDAC
(Institute for Arts and Cultural Development in the Department)
IDDAC develops an author-in-residence programme in line with the general
policy of lasting cultural development in the region. It proposes an innovative
author-in-residence programme structured by the collaboration of the
Department's local authorities. The residencies in Gironde aim at combining
the resident writers creative work with the expectations of partner authorities
in a context of exchange and meeting, open to all.

1 residency, relatives can be accommodated also


Apartment or villa in Gironde department
1 month duration (renewable once)
Allowance of 1500 euros per month
Meals included
Library, computer, access to the cultural equipment of partner towns and
villages
Franois Poutthier
Institut Dpartemental pour le Dveloppement Artistique et Culturel
59 avenue dEysines
BP 155
33492 Le Bouscat Cedex
FRANCE
Phone+33 5 56 17 36 36
Fax +33 5 56 17 36 31
accueil@iddac.net
www.iddac.net

La Belle Auriole
La Belle Auriole is a Catalan farmhouse built in the 17 th century at the foot of
the Pyrnes and Corbires mountains, in the Cathar land, 45 minutes from
Perpignan. Set amongst garrigues, vineyards and pine woods, the farmhouse
provides an unobstructed view of the Opoul Castle, a listed monument. The
association provides accommodation for artists from all spheres from across
the world in this exceptional landscape.
2 residences, relatives can be accommodated also
Apartments with shared facilities
In an isolated farmhouse
Email access
No allowance
1 week to 6 month duration (renewable)
Open to artists (incl writers) of all nationalities
Helena Michie
Association La Belle Auriole
La Belle Auriole
66600 Opoul
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 68 29 19 26
Fax +33 4 68 29 19 26
labelleauriole@wanadoo.fr
www.labelleauriole.fr

La fraternelle
(Brotherhood)
The association La fraternelle aims at renovating the Maison du peuple
(Peoples House) in Saint-Claude, a small town in upper Jura. This building,
which is in the complementary list of historic monuments, is a former food cooperative, created in 1881 by the Cercle ouvrier (Working Society) of SaintClaude. It now hosts, in a movie complex consisting of three auditoriums, a
plastic and graphic arts workshop and a gallery, as well as an amateur theatre
company, a famous jazz club, as well as a resource centre on the cooperative
labour movement of higher Jura and a cafe. Finally, the association provides
in-residence arrangements for poets, playwrights and research workers.
1 residency
32m2 apartment in Maison du peuple in Saint-Claude
2 months to 1 year
Allowance of 1500 euros per month (National Centre for Literature allowance)
Library, various workshops, computer equipment
Open to artists (incl writers) of all nationalities
Application includes letter detailing former projects and proposed project, CV
Le Prsident
La fraternelle
Maison du peuple
12 rue de la Poyat
39200 Saint-Claude
France
lafraternelle3@wanadoo.fr
www.maisondupeuple.net
Phone+33 3 84 45 42 26
Fax +33 3 84 45 77 30

La Maison des Ecritures


(Writing House)
La Maison des Ecritures remains true to its name and has started to develop
an author-in-residence programme in Neuvy-le-Roi, in between the Loire and
the Loire valley.
Apart from providing accommodation and granting
allowances, the association, which benefits from the support of the librairies of
the department, also provides the opportunity for resident authors to meet
artists and other authors on a regular basis.
1 residency, family can be accommodated also
Studio in the village of Neuvy-le-Roi
Computer equipment
Allowance of 1677 euros per month
2 sessions per year October to March (writer-in-residence to conduct 1
activity per month) & March to July (to visit 10 high school classes and meet
subscribers of 2-3 libraries)

Open to writers of all nationalities


Claire Pr
La Maison des Ecritures
2 rue Saint-Andr
37370 Neuvy-le-Roi
France
Phone+33 2 47 24 89 82
Fax +33 2 47 24 42 13
maison-des-ecritures@wanadoo.fr
www.maisondesecritures.com

La Maison Verte
(The Green House)
Built in 1830 in the vine-growing village of Roujan, La Maison Verte is a
place of abode for holidaymakers and a space for creation at the same time,
in that its residents hold creative writing workshops. Amateur artists anxious
to work in a calm environment are usually accommodated also. It provides a
workshop for painters, sculpters, musicians and actors, hosts seminars and
conferences, and can even accommodate public performances for an
audience of 150 persons.
Up to 30 residencies in 4 apartments and main house
Workshop, piano, private library, swimming pool, garden
A fee of 155-550 euros per week is requested, depending on the season and
lodgings
Open to artists (incl writers) of all nationalities
Nicole Russell-Hutton
La Maison Verte
31 avenue Henr-Mas
34320 Roujan
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 67 24 88 52
Fax +33 4 67 24 69 98
nicole.russell@wanadoo.fr
www.lamaisonverte.co.uk
Le Manoir
(The Manor)
Gives priority to poets as well as to the theme of foreign . Sets up a salon
on literature and cinema (From writing to the screen). Resident author gets
the opportunity to meet local authors and artists in the cultural events
organised by the residence, which benefits from the support of the Institut de
Formation des Maitres of the Academy of Lyon.

APPLICANTS MUST BE FRENCH-SPEAKERS


1 residency, relatives can be accommodated too
50m2 apartment in historic mansion of Grigny
4 months duration
1600 euros granted either by the Centre national du livre or Regional
Directorate for Cultural Affairs and the Rhne-Alpes region
Pandora Association
7 place de la Paix
69200 Venissieux
FRANCE
Phone+ 33 4 72 50 14 78
Fax + 33 4 72 51 26 17

Le Mange
(The Merry-go-round)
Le Mange, Scne Nationale (National Theatre) provides a creative writing
workshop. One of the last projects of this workshop Ecrire ma ville (Writing
my town) led to the remaking of a whole city (La Roche-sur-Yon), through the
filter of dreams and arts, by its inhabitants and professional authors. Resident
writers have contributed in this common project, alongside the local people,
districts, associations and schools.
1 residency
30m2 apartment
2 months
Grants from Centre national du livre
Library, computer equipment
Selection depends on the suitability of the project to the programme of the
workshop
Cathie Barreau
Le Mange Scne Nationale Atelier dcriture
Esplanade Jeannie-Mazurelle
Rue Pierre-Brgovoy
BP 681
85017 La Roche-sur-Yon Cedex
FRANCE
Phone+33 2 51 47 83 99
Fax +33 2 51 47 83 89
contact@scene-nat-rochesuryon.com
www.scene-nat-rochesuryon.com

Le Moulin dAnd Centre des critures cinmatographiques


(Ands Mill Cinematographical Screenplay-writing Centre)

Listed as an historic monument, Le Moulin dAnd, probably built in the 13 th


century on a branch of the Seine, in Normandy, became in 1962 the office of
an arts association developing an in-residence programme for film makers,
actors, writers, musicians and plastic artists. Since 1998, the building hosts in
the Centre des critures cinmatographiques (Cci) which provides
accommodation for producers of short and feature films. They get board and
lodging and are coached on writing by professionals. They also get the
chance to participate in concerts, performances and festivals.
APPLICANTS MUST BE FRENCH-SPEAKERS
35 residencies
3 week to 2 month duration
Rooms in And (meals included)
Open to screenplay writers
Library, computer, audio and video equipment, internet access
No allowance provided
Myriam Martou
Le Moulin dAnd Cci
Centre culturel et artistique
27430 And
FRANCE
Phone+33 2 32 59 90 89
Fax +33 2 32 61 08 78
moulin@moulinande.asso.fr
www.moulinande.asso.fr

Le Plessis, thtres
Compagnie Jos Manuel Cano Lopez
With a view to promoting the creation of plays, the Le Plessis, thtres...
Association and the JMCL Company provide accommodation in the Plessisls-Tours castle for two authors every year. Resident artists are given the
opportunity to meet actors from the Centre region, namely in the context of
the performing season, during which they can also present their piece of work.
Residents are requested to produce a work on any chosen theme or given
subject.
1 resideny, partner can also be accommodated
35m2 studio in Plessis-ls-Tours castle
Allowance of 1500 euros per month
2 months duration
Open to all foreigner playwrights
Jos Manuel Cano Lopez
Le Plessis, thtres/ Compagnie Jos Manuel Cano Lopez
Chteau de Plessis-ls-Tours

Rue du Plessis
37520 La Riche
FRANCE
Phone+33 2 47 38 29 29
Fax +33 2 47 38 35 65
info@ciecanolopez.fr

Lire en Cabards
(Reading in Cabards)
The Lire en Cabards association develops its in-residence programme in an
old village of the Cabards wine-growing region, set on a rocky spur, topped
by a Roman church flanked by its priory. The residency aims at providing
peace and quiet to the resident writer for him/her to work. The Lettres du
Cabards with "Le Temps qu'il fait" publishing house, can publish texts
written in-residence.
1 residency, partner may be accommodated also
House in Aragon
Allowance of 1600 euros
3-6 month duration
Open to writers of all nationalities
Applicants should have previously published work at the cost of a publisher.
Jean-Claude Pirotte
Lire en Cabards
Le Prieur
11600 Aragon
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 68 24 84 73
Fax +33 4 68 24 84 73

Maison des auteurs /Festival international des francophonies en


Limousin
(Writers' House / International Festival of the French-speaking world in
Limousin)
Accommodation for foreign, French or French-speaking writers since 1988.
Although the Festival gives priority to plays written in French, and therefore
gives special attention to playwrights, novelists and short-story writers can
also apply for a residency. Open to professional artists and writers starting
their career. Can participate in various activities: public readings-meetings,
debates, workshops, meetings with professional authors etc.
APPLICANTS MUST BE FRENCH OR FRENCH-SPEAKING WRITERS

10 residencies max per year


3 studios in house, shared facilities
1-3 months
Library, computer equipment
Theatre prioity, novel and short story writing accepted
Allowance of between 3500 and 5300 euros for the entire stay
After their stay, residents have one year in which to produce a book on any
chosen theme.
During their stay, they must dedicate a quarter of their time to association
activities.
Batrice Princelle Kant
Maison des auteurs
Festival internatinal des francophonies en Limousin
11 avenue du Gnral de Gaulle
87000 Limoges
France
(33 0) 5 55 10 90 10
accueil@lesfrancophonies.com
n.chausse@lesfrancophonies.com
www.lesfrancophonies.com

Maison des Ecrivains Etrangers et des Traducteurs (MEET)


(Foreign Writers' and Translators' House)
In-residence programme for foreign authors and translators. It publishes the
texts of its residents, in verse or prose, in its bilingual journal. The association
sets up international literary events. It also grants the Laure-Bataillon award
that the Young Latin-American Literature Award).
1 residency (relatives can be accommodated also)
Apartment in Saint-Nazaire
1-2 months
Allowance of 230 euros per week
Library, computer equipment, internet access
Selection committee holds two sessions per year (Sept, June)
Applicants must submit press-book, bio-bibliographic note, excerpts of
previously translated texts (if translator), letter of motivation
Closing date for applications: End of Feb 2005 for residency in 2006
Patrick Bonnet (Pres), Patrick Deville (Lit Dir),
(Coordinator)
Maison des Ecrivains Etrangers et des Traducteurs
1 bd Ren Coty
BP 94
44602 Saint Nazaire Cedex 02
FRANCE
Phone+33 2 40 66 63 20

Anne-Lise

Gautier

Fax +33 2 40 22 41 75
www.meet.asso.fr

Maison Jules-Roy
(Jules-Roy House)
An in-residence programme. The goal, known and approved by the writer,
was to turn this place into a writer's house, a place in favour of culture and
memory open to the greatest number of people. The house and Vzelay
provide the ideal context for residents to work. Also hosts various activities
related to literary creation and cultural activities. Priority is given to authors
linked to Jules Roy's works, Mediterranean literature, Algeria or the Frenchspeaking world.
1 residency (up to 4 relatives may be accommodated)
House in Vzelay
Library, computer equipment
1-3 month duration
No allowance (in exceptional cases residents may be granted 1525 euros by
the Centre Rgional des Lettres de Bourgogne, but for this applications must
be made at least a year before desired residency)
Literary field: novel
Selection board considers all applications
Applications are considered throughout the year
Daniel Buisine
Maison Jules-Roy
Le Clos du Couvent
89450 Vzelay
FRANCE
Phone+33 3 86 33 35 01
Fax +33 3 86 33 36 87
maison.jules.roy@wanadoo.fr
maison.jules.roy@orange.fr

Maison Louis-Guilloux
(Louis-Guilloux House)
Provides accommodation in the house where the author of Sang noir was
born in Saint-Brieuc, for novelists, poets and writers of young people's
literature as well as researchers. With the support of the Municipality, the
authorities of the Department and the Region, the association facilitates
exchanges between its residents and artists and sets up various cultural
events. At the end of their stay, the Maison publishes residents' works under
the form of a book-object, a residency act or, in very exceptional cases, a
book.

1 residency in house were Louis Guilloux was born, Saint-Brieuc


Partner can be accommodated also
1-6 month duration
Allowance of 1600 euros
Computer equipment, internet access, photocopier, fax
Open to writers of all nationalities
Applications assessed on National Centre for Literature criteria
Residents are to turn out a piece of work on any chosen or given theme.
Patrick Cutt, Louise Calvarin
Maison Louis-Guilloux
13 rue Lavoisier
22000 Saint-Brieuc
FRANCE
Phone+33 2 96 62 37 48
Fax +33 2 96 62 37 49
maison.louis.guilloux@wanadoo.fr

Monastre de Saorge
(Monastery of Saorge)
Built in 1633, a former dwelling of Franciscan friars, the state converted it into
an author-in-residence establishment in 1988. Hosts writing retreat sessions,
seminars, reading, creative writing and translation workshops, exhibitions,
concerts, debates.
Provides accommodation for writers, translators,
scriptwriters and composers and sets up cultural events.
4-6 residencies (partners can be accommodated also)
Franciscans room-cells near Saorge
2 week - 6 month duration
Computer equipment, library, private lounge and private study-room
Open to writers from all nationalities
No allowance provided
Applicants should have published a book at the costs of a publisher before,
written a play that has been produced and performed or a film which has been
produced and distributed.
Jean-Jacques Boin
Monastre de Saorge
06540 Saorge
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 93 04 55 55
Fax +33 4 93 04 52 37
jean-jacques.boin@monum.fr
www.monum.fr

Montolieu Village du Livre

(Montolieu Literature Villate)


Montolieu, a small village in the Aude department with a population of 850, is
set at the foot of Montagne Noire (Black Mountain) on a rocky spur entwined
by two torrents, 16km from Carcassonne. Every year, it hosts four authors
(poets, novelists, researchers and essayists) in a gite or a rented house.
4 residencies, partners can be accommodated also
House or gite
2 month minumum duration
Allowance of 1600 euros per month
Library, computer equipment at the office of the association
Applications assessed on National/Regional Centre for Literature criteria
Residents to participate in continuous activities and turn out piece of work on
any chosen theme
Montolieu Village du Livre
11170 Montolieu
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 68 24 80 04
Fax +33 4 68 24 80 11
www.montolieu.fr

Paquita Nemo
Provides accommodation for authors in the Vznobres Farmhouse in
Cvennes. The estate was formerly a spinning mill and covers 25 hectares in
meadows and woods. The Vigan city, enriched by the presence of many
artists who enliven the local cultural life, is very close to it. Nature, everypresent, and the remoteness of this site incite reflection and creative activities.
6 residencies (partners can be accommodated also)
50-90 m2 apartments in mill in the south of Cvennes
1 week to 10 month duration
Variable allowance (granted on basis of author's research or personal project)
Workshops, picture gallery, internet access, bikes
Applications considered throughout the year
Priority given to authors working on books with low print runs, unique or
illustrated books and philosophical works on modern art
Open to applicants from all nationalities
Paula Anke
Paquita Nemo
Mas de Vznobres
Route de Loves
30120 Le Vigan
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 67 81 86 05
Fax +33 4 67 81 96 04

paquita.nemo@wanadoo.fr

Rsidence Ct Jardin
(Gardenside Residency)
A writers' house for French and foreign writers. On the heights of the village,
in a garden of 500 square metres, the Maison Pore provides the ideal retreat
for writing, away from urban turmoil and stress. The town also sets up various
arts and cultural events, in which residents are free to participate.
1 residency (partner or collaborators can also be accommodated)
100m2 house in village of Mormoiron
Small library
1-3 month duration
Open to writers of all nationalities
No allowance but writers may apply to National Centre for Literature
Applicants should have published a book at the cost of a publisher and must
have published at least one work in France.
Rsidence Ct Jardin
Maison Pore
Rue de l'Eglise
84570 Mormoiron
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 90 61 80 17
Fax +33 4 90 61 89 14

Rsidence d'auteur et illustrateur de livre pour la jeunesse


(Residence for authors and illustrators of young people's literature)
A residency for authors and illustrators of young people's literature. Resident
artists as well as other types of creators are accommodated in an apartment
in a former Arts College in Troyes, the historical capital of the Champagne
Region.
APPLICANTS MUST BE FRENCH-SPEAKERS
1 residency
120m2 apartment (relatives can also be accommodated)
4 months (September - December)
Allowance of 1250 euros per month (total 5000 euros)
Computer equipment and library
Applicants must have published at least one work at the cost of a publisher.
Residents selected by committee of local authorities or professionals
specialised in young people's literature
Open to writers of all nationalities but only to French-speakers
Residents to participate in book festivals and other events
Closing date for applications: 30 March

Office rgional culturel de Champagne-Ardenne / Centre Rgional du Livre


7 place Audiffred
10000 Troyes
FRANCE
Phone+33 3 25 73 79 87
Fax +33 3 25 73 14 37
crl@orcca.asso.fr
www.orcca.asso.fr

Rsidence d'auteur "Les avocats du diable vauvert"


(Writer-in-residency "The Vauvert devil's advocates")
Set in the heart of Costires in Nmes, edged by ponds and reed beds, this
residency provides accommodation to writers from all fields from across the
world. Resident artists are housed in an old renovated school in Vauvert,
which also host the publishing house "Au diable vauvert". Resident writers
may be asked to present their works to the local people, to students from
colleges and Nmes and Montpellier Universities.
2 residencies (partners can also be accommodated)
Apartments in former rural school, 5km from Vauvert
2 week to 3 month duration
Allowance granted by the National/Regional Centres for Literature
Computer equipment, internet access
Open to writers of all nationalities, including investigative journalists, comic
strip authors, illustrators
Residents selected by committe
Deadline for applications - month of August
Kathy Guyot
Rsidence d'auteur "Les avocats du diable vauvert"
La Laune BP 72
30600 Vauvert
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 66 73 16 52
Fax +33 4 66 73 16 57
residence@audiable.com
www.audiable.com

Rsidence des Trois-Rois


(Three Kings' Residency)
By providing residency arrangements for choreographers, writers, musicians,
photographers and plastic artists, the "Atelier de Visu" association in Marseille
facilitates meeting and exchanges between artists from different cultural

horizons. The association has international relationships and organises a


festival to present the work of resident artists.
10 residents
Apartment with 4 rooms in the heart of Marseille, shared facilities
Breakfast included
3 weeks
No allowance provided
Residents must pay a boarding fee (approx 15 euros per day)
Residents must turn out a piece of work on any chosen theme
Applications considered throughout the year
Atelier de Visu
Rsidence des Trois-Rois
19 rue des Trois-Rois
13006 Marseille
FRANCE
Phone+33 4 91 47 60 07
www.atelierdevisu.fr
atelierdevisu@yahoo.fr

Triangle
The Triangle stands out by the continuous mediation it carries out between
contemporary artists and the audience through the exploration of poetry
writing, considered as the vector of the cultural development of the district and
of the whole city. Resident poets accommodated by the association are given
the chance to participate in meetings and lectures while bringing their writing
project to completion in an ideal context for work at the same time. Texts may
be published in "L'Instant T" review.
2-3 residencies per year
Accommodation on the outskirts of Rennes
Variable duration
Allowance granted based on the length of stay and the type of project
Open to poets of all nationalities
Media library
Christian Druart, Jean-Jacques Le Roux
Triangle
Boulevard de Yougoslavie
BP 90160
35201 Rennes Cedex 02
FRANCE
Phone+33 2 99 22 27 27
Fax +33 2 99 22 27 33

Vieux-Palais d'Espalion
Providing accommodation in its Renaissance-style "Vieux-Palais" for artists
from various spheres (film-makers, writers, musicians, historians).
6 residencies
Studios in apartment in the "Vieux-Palais" in Espalion
No allowance provided
Library, conference room, reception room
Open to artists of all nationalities
Philippe Meyer
Vieux-Palais d'Espalion
Rue Saint-Joseph
12500 Espalion
FRANCE
Phone+33 5 65 51 11 50
Fax +33 5 65 51 11 59
accueil@vieux-palais.org
Ville de Valentigney
In accordance with national cultural policy, Valentigney develops a residency
programme for plastic artists, writers and theatre companies, aimed at
developing a local creation with artists living outside the town. Residents are
asked to participate in continuous activites and to turn out a piece of work on
any chosen theme or any theme given by the residence.
6-8 residences
80m2 apartment in Valentigney
No allowance provided
Open to artists of all nationalities
Standards for applications defined by the town's cultural policy
Computer equipment of the cultural office of the municipality available
Robert Guenat (Mayor), Jean-Luc Michaud (Cultural Department Director)
Ville de Valentigney
Htel de Ville
Place Emile-Peugeot
BP 72
25702 Valentigney Cedex
FRANCE
Phone+33 3 81 36 25 00
Fax +33 3 81 36 25 30
contact@ville-valentigney.fr
www.ville-valentigney.fr