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Séminaire en Avignon

Festival d’Avignon

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The deadline for applications for 2022 has expired.
Information on the next call for applications will be available in November 2022.

Festival d’Avignon

July 2022


Launched jointly by the Avignon festival and Pro Helvetia in 2013, the «Séminaire en Avignon» offers up-and-coming young stage practitioners a platform for in-depth exchange in both theoretical and practical fields. Young artists from several countries are selected and given the possibility of participating in an intensive week of discovery in connection with contemporary artistic expression at the festival in Avignon. The programme enables participants – accompanied by a coach – to watch and discuss a wide variety of performances, to meet professional theatre practitioners from Europe and beyond, and to take part in debates with artists, critics and specialists of the performing arts who are attending the festival.

Selection process

The programme is aimed at professional artists who work on an ongoing basis in Switzerland, either at an institutionalised theatre or in the independent scene. Eligible are practitioners from the domains of stage directing, choreography, acting, performance, stage design or dramaturgy who have a track record in planning and implementing projects of their own. A good command of French is required.

(Photo: Festival d’Avignon © Christophe Raynaud de Lage)