Theatre Curating
French, English, Spanish
From 2 days to 2 months
Paid by host 

2 forms of residencies are possible:

  • Without bursary: free accommodation (from 2 days to 2 months)
  • With bursary (research grant): free accommodation with an IIM grant (from 2 weeks to 2 months), The grant covers daily expenses and part of the travelling costs.
Application guidelines 

Research residency with grant: Application will be replied to approximately 1 month after the deadline. Criteria for selection: Quality of the application file, and Presence, in the Library, of resources in connection with the research project. Residencies with a research grant are granted principally to PhD students, post-doctorate, authors at critical phase of their writing, and artists in a theoretical-practical investigation (laboratory).

Research residency without grant: Application may be submitted at any time (at least one week before). Residencies are allocated after examination of the proposal, according to availability.

In all cases, the application file should include:

  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A letter of application (that indicates the length of time requested during the year and period, and, for laboratories, how many people and the kind of working spaces needed),
  • A presentation of the research project (subject, method, steps already taken; 4 pages maximum), including, for applications for a residence with grant, a catalogue check of the resources of the library useful for the project.

The application form can be written either in French, English or Spanish. Files are to be sent by e-mail to the following address: [email protected]


Next application call will be announced in Spring 2016

International Institute of Puppetry

International Institute of Puppetry

Institut International de la Marionnette - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (ESNAM)


The Research center at the International Institute of Puppetry is offering two programs for research residencies (one with the other without grant) to encourage scholarly research about puppetry, to support and mentor artistic creation, and to strengthen the links between the research and artistic communities.

The research residencies at the International Institute of Puppetry are open to scholars, artists and postgraduate students from anywhere in the world.

The International Institute of Puppetry also offers creation residencies, specifically for alumni of the ESNAM. Read more about this program here.


The residents must sign a research contract which includes the donation of a copy of their final project (e.g. thesis, book, documentary etc.) to the Library.

Residents with grants may be asked to present their work to the students at the ESNAM.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation is provided free of charge at the Villa d'Aubilly.

Technical Information 

Residents can have access to the Library, mentoring support, contacts and networking possibilities with the partners of the IIM.


Only a short walk from the Institut and the town centre, the Villa d'Aubilly is a pleasant and convivial place to live. Built in the 17th century, it is also part of the architectural heritage of Charleville-Mezieres.

7 place Winston Churchill
08000 Charleville-Mézières
+33 3 24 33 72 50
+33 3 24 33 72 69

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