Festival d'Avignon

Christophe Raynaud de Lage

The Séminaire en Avignon is an initiative launched by the Festival d’Avignon and Pro Helvetia, offering emerging young practitioners in theatre and dance a platform for an immersive and practical exchange with their peers.

Artists from several countries are selected to take part in an intensive week discovering contemporary artistic expression in theory and in practice, at the Avignon Festival in July. Accompanied by a facilitator, participants on the programme attend performances, meet professional theatre practitioners from Europe and beyond, and take part in debates with artists, critics and specialists from the performing arts field.

 Read Hannes Langolf's testimonial from the Seminaire in 2016.

How to apply

For 2019, the British Council is supporting one place at the Séminaire for a British or UK-based artist.

The call is open to performing arts practitioners 35yrs and under, who have continuous professional experience at an institutional theatre or independent scene as a stage director, actor, performer, stage designer or choreographer. A good command of French is essential, as discussions and shows are in French. 

The deadline for applications is 16 April 2019.  The successful candidate will be informed by early May. 

To apply, please fill in the online form with your personal details, your motivation statement in French and you CV. Application form.

For any questions please contact artsfr@britishcouncil.fr