Residency open to multidisciplinary artists, performers and researchers in the field of performing arts, music and sound.
The Multidisciplinary Residency 2024 of the Académie du Festival d’Aix is a moment dedicated to embodied research processes. It engages in a dialogue between theoretical exploration and creative practice, providing a common space for sharing knowledge through collective moments and different forms of interaction. The first edition of the residency gives special attention to the voice as an intrinsically interdisciplinary field. The Voice is to be understood as an embodied phenomenon embedded in the tangible reality of flesh, a materially intersubjective realm, a study area of vocal performance and singing, a tool for la prise de parole and political engagement, a material for the aural imagination, and a force that navigates among human and more-than-human bodies.
Participants are invited to exchange queries, interim exploration findings, performance practices, and ongoing creative paths, seeking to implement a collaborative and sympoietic approach that investigates the convergences between performing arts, literature, critical thinking, auditory and musical explorations, and visual arts.
Conceived with performing arts theorist, dramaturg and curator Piersandra Di Matteo, the Multidisciplinary Residency of the Académie offers to foster dialogue among different disciplines and field of research: music and sound, visual arts, stage direction, choreography, critical theory and curating of the performing arts, dramaturgy and literature.
The daily agenda is structured around discussions, collaborative and individual research sessions, gatherings, guest-led presentations and workshops, and live performances. The activities aim to connect also with the local knowledge and environment of the Aix-Marseille Métropole, providing a situated experience invites in a dialogue with the local communities.
The residency programme concludes with two events: collective concert-performance on 7 July 2024 which serves as an occasion to “act in concert”, giving a creative expression of the discussions, dialogues, and artistic processes developed in the common space of the residency; and a participation to the Opera Makers encounters, as part of the professional days of the Festival d’Aix, on 9 July.
- April 2024 (date to be announced): online meeting and introduction to the residency program
- From 24 June to 8 July, 2024: residence in Aix-en-Provence
- 7 July: concert-performance
- 8 July: Participation in Opera Makers professional days
12 multidisciplinary artists, performers and researchers in the field of performing arts, music and sound.
At least 4 artists in the selection will be chosen from candidates supported by the enoa network.
Please send a short video (5 minutes max) or text (in English or in French ideally or in any language you feel comfortable with) addressing the following topics and question:
- A short presentation of your artistic or theoretical practice
- How is the “voice” a field of experimentation for you?
- What do you think about a collaborative artistic approach?
- What are you working on at the moment?
The application call will be closing on 18 December.
Piersandra di Matteo — performing arts theorist, dramaturge and curator
Claron McFadden — lyric artist
APPLICATION FEES - €50
All incomplete applications will be rejected.
Application fees are non-refundable.
You have questions about the application fee? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Each participant will sign a participation agreement for the entire duration of the residency and a contract for the conference-performance for a gross remuneration of €500.
Workshops’ accommodation and travel* are covered by the Festival d'Aix.
Lunchs are provided on the residency days. Evening meals are to be paid by the participant.
Do not hesitate to let us know of any financial, material or organizational difficulties you may have. We will see if it is possible to facilitate your access to this residency or to facilitate your application (e.g.: childcare, additional mobility assistance, interpreter, etc.).
* Reimbursements of travel fees are made on proof of purchase of a 2nd class return plane or train ticket between the artist’s town / city of residence and Aix / Marseilles. Reimbursements are capped by geographical area: €100 (PACA Region), €250 (whole of France), €500 (Europe / Mediterranean), €1000 (outside Europe and the Mediterranean)