GMEA Open call for residencies 2023
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. A leading organization for musical creation in Occitanie, the GMEA supports research, production of new works and welcomes musicians for residencies.
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 GMEA welcomes musicians or ensembles for sessions to permit creation, recording, or research. The average duration is 5 days but it can be arranged according to projects. All during these residencies, artists can benefit from support and GMEA’s network (artists, professionals, resource), which could be helpful for the development of their project.
Particular attention will be given to projects that include an experimental process. Diversity in composition of teams will also be a determining factor.
The GMEA provides a workspace and a technical and administrative team available for the selected artists according to their needs. These residencies 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 GMEA covers the costs of the travels for artists to Albi (France and Europe), the accomodation, and the meal fees for the time of residency. An additional financial support for production and also structuring assistance could be considered depending on each project. In agreement with the artists, the GMEA regularly organizes open meeting times with the audience to introduce them to experimental practices.
The residency will be scheduled between January and December 2023. The deadline for applying is 31st May 2022. You can access the online form on their website.