Château Éphémère “Digital Arts, Sound Art & New Writings” 2021/22


Château Éphémère “Digital Arts, Sound Art & New Writings” 2021/22

Set in a patrimonial landmark in the French Yvelines (78), Château Éphémère opened seven years ago and is now a place dedicated to digital creation and specialized in sound innovation in all its forms. Its objectives are threefold:

  • To offer residency opportunities to digital artists, developers and all other digital creators.
  • To promote and share with the public new practices of creation linked to technological innovation, through their artistic programming and a wide range of workshops open to everyone, regardless of age or qualifications.
  • To open a pleasant place revolving around a café, a restaurant and the digital open-source culture.

The project, supported by the Communauté Urbaine du Grand Paris Seine et Oise and the Région Ile de France, was initiated by Usines Éphémère and Musiques et Culture Digitales. As part of its artist-in-residence programme, Château Éphémère launches its call for applications, which aims at supporting digital and sound art creation.


  • Every project involving innovative digital practices and sound art in its creation process is eligible.
  • Projects can be submitted by an artist, a collective and a producing or distribution organisation.
  • The organisers will pay particular attention to projects willing to develop actions centered on the local population (workshops, meetings, etc).
  • Every residency session can lead to a public performance.

Each one of the 12 selected projects will be hosted for 1 month between November 2021 and July 2022. The support includes:

  • The provision of working space, accommodations, full access to Château Éphémère’s technical equipment (download here the technical inventory).
  • Projects holders will also benefit from the expertise of the technical director as well as the fab manager depending on their availability.
  • Laureates will also receive a production grant worth 500€ (taxes included).

The Château Éphémère provides for the possibility of hosting, outside the quota, several projects that would present strong synergies with the artistic line of the place under the same conditions except for the allocation of the production grant.


  • 1 Main Studio of 70m2, equipped with technical grid and an octophonic system
  • 3 Workshops from 18m2 to 25m2
  • 1 Recording Studio (sound booth of 45m2 ), available under conditions
  •  2 Music Studios of 20m2 and 45m2
  • 1 Writer’s Room of 42m2
  • 1 FabLab (shared space)

Please send your complete application file, in a single e-mail, no later than March 31st, 2021 at 12 p.m to Imane Lehérissier: [email protected]. Specify in the subject of your e-mail: « [YOUR NAME] - Call for Digital Arts, Sound Art & New Writings projects ». The file must include:

  • The application form duly completed
  • An artistic file
  • A statement of maximum of 2 pages describing your project, its link with the residency structure and/or their territory and publics, its provisional schedule, your partners (potential and acquired), and the nature of their support
  • Your predicted technical needs
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