Artistic Residencies

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Artistic residencies and companionship: Vélo Théâtre supports production, research and artistic experimentation

A residence at Vélo Théâtre consists in housing an artist or a company for at least 2 weeks, providing various means depending on the project. Residents benefit from the place in working order, technical support, accommodation and financial assistance for the duration of the stay, the amount of which is set according to annual budgets. The Vélo Théâtre team brings its artistic and administrative expertise, acquired through its experience as a company and a venue for shows. Residencies (on average 13 per year) are open to professional artists alone or as a company (local, national or international). Vélo Théâtre considers productions and artists who share the same philosophy. The proximity that Vélo Théâtre has with the inhabitants enables exchanges during open rehearsals, as well as participative experiences with the spectators or presentation of work in progress.


Vélo Théâtre Artistic direction

Estimated schedule of 2023-2024 residencies:

September 4-13 > Compagnie Marinette Dozeville (Grand Est) “C’est comme ça que don Quichotte décida de sauver le monde” Acte I
September 28th – October 5th > Compagnie Atelier de papier (Pays de la Loire) “360° à l’écoute des sols”
October 16-21 > Compagnie Vélo Théâtre (Sud) “Une poignée de gens… Quelque chose qui ressemble au bonheur”
October 30th – November 5th > Compagnie Vélo Théâtre (Sud) “La fugacité des choses”

The Vélo Théâtre is also among the eight companies commissioned for the companionship (LCMC) puppet object theater by the Ministry of Culture in France, thus offering a national network of exchanges and allowing circulation of artists-companions. Within the framework of a three-year agreement, this kind of long term support, without limiting itself to performing the production of a new show, deals with the whole development of the artist’s practice. The purpose of the companionship is to help young artists to improve their creative and writing skills, providing them with a space, allowing them to experiment, to test and confront the public. This initiative is primarily designed for individual artists or companies working in the field of object and puppet theater, in a spirit of openness and crossover with other artistic languages. At most, two artists or companies can be supported for a period of three years.


Rafi Martin / since 2022
Clément Montagnier / TAC TAC / 2017-2019
Yvan Corbineau / Collectif Le 7 au soir /2014-2017
Groupe n+1 / Les ateliers du spectacle / 2011-2014
Elise Vigneron / Théâtre de l’entrouvert / 2009-2011