Au Brana is a centre for performance research and practice in rural southern France founded in 2005 by Kate Hannah Perry and Oliviero Papi. Created by artists for artists, the centre is dedicated to the development and support of emerging artists and the exchange of practice across all performance disciplines. Each year the centre functions as a rehearsal and development venue for new work, hosting residencies and workshop sessions and the activities of OBRA Theatre Co, company in residence. Through regular public performances of works in progress, workshop demonstrations and music events, the centre acts as a link between international and local culture.
Each year Au Brana offers their studio spaces and dormitory accommodation for 10 days of creative residential practice. Applications from individuals and groups from any performance discipline are welcome. The successful applicants will have free use of their facilities in the Gers countryside in South Western France.
You will be required to share your work in some form with the local public at the end of the residency.
The centre’s facilities are contained within a converted barn and they include;
- 120m2 main studio space with stone walls, exposed woodwork and parquet floor.
- 35m2 studio space with parquet floor.
- Large fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.
- Open-plan dormitory space for up to 15 individuals with accessible bathrooms. - Wifi access and laundry facilities.
- Landscaped gardens and proximity to a large forest.
Au Brana is in the Gers, a rural department in South-Western France. The nearest airports to the centre are Toulouse and Bordeaux. From there it is a train to Agen and a 40minutes bus ride to Lectoure.
Agen is on the main train route in France and serviced by high speed trains from Paris.
Local commerce and farmers markets within 5km.