GMEA Open call for musicians or ensembles
The GMEA – National Center for Music Creation of Albi-Tarn was founded in 1981. Among eight other centers in France, it is part of a network certified by the french Ministry of Culture. Leading organization for musical creation in Occitanie, the GMEA welcomes ensembles and musicians for rehearsals, research, experiments and recordings.
Accessible to all sound and experimental musical practices of our time, the GMEA accompanies the emergence of new musical forms coming from written, improvised, instrumental, electroacoustic or electronic music. The centre will welcome musicians or ensembles from one to seven persons at a time for a residency session of 5 days. The aim is to permit creation, recording, or research. All during the residency, artists will enjoy technical, logistical and administrative support, and will have access to the center’s network (artists, professionals, resource centers, broadcasting structures), which could be helpful for the development of their project.
The residencies will be scheduled for one week (MON > FRI) between January 4 and December 17, 2021. The center will provide a workspace and a technical and administrative team available for the selected artists according to their needs. These residencies will take place in the GMEA (studios and rehearsal room), or on the premises of the GMEA’s partners (Scène Nationale d’Albi, Maison de la Musique / Cap Découverte, Musée du Saut du Tarn, Ville d’Albi, Théâtre Le Colombier, Abbaye-école de Sorèze...).The center will cover the costs of the travels for the artistic team to Albi (France and Europe), the accommodation, and the team’s meal fees for the time of residency. Payment of an additional financial support for production could be considered depending on the project. During these residencies, a time for meeting and exchanging with audiences and schools could be organized.
The application form is online with deadline 31st May 2020.