Choreographic residency in Annonay (F) for the support of artists in the final steps of their creation (Call Closed)

As part of our support policy regarding the performing arts industry and in order to better guide the artistic careers of our choreographers and dancers, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in collaboration with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, is offering an end-of-creation choreographic residency to an artistic team based in Luxembourg, on the basis of a call for applications. The selected company gets specific support from the three above-mentioned partners providing financial assistance and networking. The residency ends with a preview in Annonay (France) followed by a premiere at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

This grant is awarded under the terms and conditions set below.


Kultur | lx grants this residency on the basis of a call for applications to all dance companies registered in Luxembourg, who demonstrate a significant professional background and a commitment to the national artistic and cultural scene as well as an opening to the international scene supported by a distribution strategy specific to the submitted project. Applying companies which benefit from a structuring support for established dance companies from the Ministry of Culture is considered as an asset.

All applications must be submitted via the online application form only. Any other document sent by post shall not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted by 15 February 2022 at midnight.

Residency terms

The residency takes place in two stages;

In partnership with the Compagnie La Baraka, the following is offered:

  • a workshop studio (9 x 15 m) at the Chapelle Sainte-Marie, with the possibility to hang up according to the technical specifications provided, changing rooms and a lobby with a kitchen inside the Chapelle;
  • an accommodation in Annonay, in 3 flats for a total of 10 people in single rooms located in the town centre, up to 10 minutes walk from the Chapelle.
  • the promotion of the artists through professional distribution networks;
  • the general communication about the programme “La Chapelle de la Danse”;

In partnership with Annonay Agglo En Scènes, the following will be offered:

  • a technical residency at the Théâtre des Cordeliers in Annonay with staff (2 theatre technicians) including the use of the Théâtre des Cordeliers stage and its equipment;
  • the scheduling of a public preview at the Théâtre des Cordeliers in Annonay, as part of the Annonay Rhône Agglo En Scènes season;
  • the communication relating to this preview
Facilities and financial terms

The selected company shall receive a flat rate of EUR 15,000 from Kultur | lx to cover travel and living expenses.

The residency at La Chapelle shall be subject to a specific agreement with the Compagnie La Baraka.

The costs related to the accommodation of the company and the rental of the creation spaces are covered by Kultur | lx up to EUR 25,000.

The technical residency at the Théâtre des Cordeliers shall be subject to a specific agreement with Annonay Rhône Agglo En Scènes.

The creation of the new choreography shall be subject to a co-production agreement with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg for EUR 30,000 and the TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois for EUR 10,000. The premiere and any additional performances at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg shall be subject to a separate transfer agreement.

Award and jury

 The Committee shall award the residency based on the relevance and integrity of the artistic approach.

The Committee shall meet once for the projects pre-selection phase. The selected artists may then be invited to an interview with the members of the Committee. The invitation to an interview is left to the discretion of the Committee. Receiving an interview does not guarantee acceptance of the application. Similarly, the grant may be awarded without an interview. In the event of an invitation to an interview, the presence of the applicant is compulsory.

The Committee is made up of :
Bernard Baumgarten (TROIS C-L)
Tom Leick-Burns (Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg)
Davy Brun (Centre national de la Danse – Lyon)
Tania Soubry (Resident at Chapelle Annonay 2022)


The creation residency lasts for 4 weeks at the Chapelle Sainte-Marie directly followed by a 2-week technical residency at the Théâtre des Cordeliers in Annonay, during the October school holidays 2023 scheduled in the Grenoble academy. The period runs from end of September to mid-November 2023.

Within the scheme of this project, the new choreography will be an integral part of the Annonay Rhône Agglo En Scènes season and will be previewed at the Théâtre des Cordeliers in Annonay.

The completion residency and the preview presentation in Annonay will allow the selected company to face an audience, to organise recordings and photo shoots, to talk about its work to the local audience, to exchange and to participate in awareness activities run by the Compagnie La Baraka.

The creation will be an integral part of the 2023/2024 programme of Les Théâtres de la Ville and will premiere in early December 2023.

Required documentation
  • a cover letter or video from the choreographer describing how the residency contributes to the development of the selected choreographic project and to the career of the hosted artistic team
  • the choreographer’s/company’s/dancers’ Art CV
  • a letter of intent describing the creation (title of the project, number of performers, names of performers, partners, etc.)
  • an Art portfolio including visuals, texts, press reviews, video recordings, etc.
  • a detailed schedule and budget for the entire production
  • a portfolio and a detailed distribution strategy
  • any additional information likely to support your application

Applications may be submitted in French, German or English. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline shall be processed.

Liabilities of the dance company

By submitting an application, the artistic team states that the information provided is true and complete. It agrees that all Committee members may have access to the personal information of each team member. They authorise the Kultur|  lx Coordination to check the accuracy of all information relating to the application. In the event that some information provided by the artistic team is inaccurate, the artistic team acknowledges that Kultur|lx reserves the right to cancel its application.

The artistic team shall follow the internal regulations of La Chapelle Sainte-Marie and the Théâtre des Cordeliers d’Annonay.

The artistic team is the delegated producer and shall ensure the financial, artistic and operational management of the project. They shall respect the fact that the Luxembourg premiere of the show will be held at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and shall communicate this in its applications to other potential partners in the area. The artistic team guarantees absolute transparency regarding financial information (obtained aids, co-production contributions, etc.) provided in the application files.

In addition, the artistic team shall submit a detailed report to Kultur|  lx at the end of the residency. This report may be published by Kultur | lx.

The artistic team shall include the following note in all communications relating to the project:

Performance co-produced by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Trois C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, as part of the programme “La Chapelle de la Danse”, initiated by Cie La Baraka / La Chapelle – Abou Lagraa & Nawal Aït Benalla in Annonay, supported by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg and Annonay Rhône Agglo En Scènes.

Liability of Kultur | lx

Kultur|  lx guarantees artistic freedom. The artistic team is independent in its choice of project within the framework of the allocated residency and in accordance with the artistic project described at the time of submission of the application.

Kultur | lx expressly reserves the right to cancel at any time and for any reason whatsoever the awarding of grants under these Regulations, without any applicant being able to claim any compensation in this respect.

The partners


La Chapelle

Co-Artistic Director: Abou Lagraa & Nawal Lagraa Aït-Benalla

The Compagnie La Baraka was founded by the choreographer Abou Lagraa in 1997. They have some thirty shows in their repertoire. Internationally renowned, La Baraka believes in a type of dance open to everyone through artistic creation, but also by raising awareness and transmitting the art of choreography to as many people as possible. Since February 2018, the Compagnie La Baraka has been based in the Chapelle Sainte-Marie in the historic centre of Annonay, in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, one hour away from Lyon.

Besides the works of the Cie La Baraka, La Chapelle endeavours to be a hosting venue for artists in residence. The La Baraka team has a desire to open up and share with other artists in residence, thus increasing the chances for the population to have access to wide range of art. That is how the Compagnie La Baraka with the Chapelle Sainte-Marie becomes a place of creation in France for Luxembourg artists.

Watch the video presenting artist residencies at La Chapelle:



Grand Théâtre & Théâtre des Capucins

Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, namely the Grand Théâtre and the Théâtre des Capucins, have had a joint management since 2011 and offer an eclectic programme of dance, opera and theatre, driven by the desire to meet the expectations and demands of a growing cultural scene and a cosmopolitan audience. Throughout the seasons, Les Théâtres de la Ville strive to honour their role as a cultural hub by multiplying live performance events and actively contributing to the growth of the cultural scene in Luxembourg, in particular by associating local talents with international co-productions and by encouraging the creation, emergence and support of local creators.

Born from the same idea of support and sharing, the TalentLAB, a multidisciplinary project laboratory and festival, was created in 2016 and has turned into an exciting platform for emerging artists who have the opportunity to experiment in a safe space. By implementing the end-of-creation residency Capucins Libre in 2018, Les Théâtres de la Ville was willing to take part in another aspect of the creation process and to encourage artists and groups to carry out a project by giving them the time, space and support they need to achieve it. In this state of mind, the idea of a collaboration with the Compagnie La Baraka – La Chapelle / Abou Lagraa & Nawal Lagraa Aït-Benalla was born.

Finally, considerable efforts were made to assiduously maintain partnerships with other performance venues in Europe in order to establish a new co-production model based on exchange and transmission, allowing local artists to participate in international projects on the one hand and local projects to tour abroad on the other. This strategy of combining creations with international “in-house” co-productions has enabled the Grand Théâtre and the Théâtre des Capucins to increase the visibility of local creations both in the Greater Region and throughout Europe and to build excellent relationships with their partners.



The TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois is the key organisation for contemporary dance in Luxembourg. It is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and pursues multiple missions on a national and international scale.

The TROIS C-L is first and foremost a support and artistic production centre, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, responsible for the management of financial aid allocated each year to projects by choreographers based in Luxembourg, both emerging and established. As a coordinating body dedicated to contemporary dance in Luxembourg, its aim is to develop a cultural network offering a demanding and varied artistic programme in the area.

The TROIS C-L is also an official training centre that offers professional dancers and choreographers a quality programme: daily professional classes, master classes and other specific trainings. It is also a place of cultural mediation and awareness for the general public on contemporary dance in its most diverse forms. On the 3rd of each month, the TROIS C-L holds the “3 du TROIS”, a cultural event with a multidisciplinary artistic programme that attempts to rethink or question society and choreographic art. The TROIS C-L also offers dance classes and workshops for amateurs, in order to sharpen the spectator’s gaze through artistic experiences.

As a centre for contemporary dance in Luxembourg, the TROIS C-L aims to support professional dancers by placing promotion and distribution at the heart of its missions. The objective is to develop an ambitious promotion and distribution platform that enables Luxembourg artists to gain greater visibility and take their artistic work beyond the national borders. The TROIS C-L’s mission in terms of promotion and international distribution is based on three main development approaches: networking, international cooperation and international residency exchanges.

Filing and access to the regulations

These grant regulations have been filed with
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
2, place am Boltgen
L-4044 Esch-sur-Alzette

and are governed by an agreement signed on XXX between Kulltur | lx, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Trois C-L and the Compagnie La Baraka.

The Committee ‘s decision is final. The Committee may decide not to award a grant if they consider that the submissions are not relevant.

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