We are looking for innovative companies who would benefit from using the rehearsal facilities and working spaces at the centre de création. The centre is located in the heart of the Dordogne region in South West France. The centre de création was originally a working farm, harvesting tobacco, wine and walnuts now fully converted into studios, rehearsal spaces, offices and accommodation. It is a beautiful, quiet place that facilitates research, development and creation. Have a look at the venue, working spaces, and accommodation pages to see our wonderful space. 

The centre de création works in association with Anystage Creative Ltd a global show producer, and supports the research and development of new work by this international producer.

We offer two types of residencies:(please specify when applying) 

  • independent – by negotiation dependent on project status.
  • redfest – for artists interested in performing at our biannual festival.

independent residency conditions

  • professional artists only
  • continuous residency period (timeframes negotiable)
  • transport and food at the expense of the artist
  • in winter months, heating is charged on top for the working spaces (we recommend coming here in the warmer months)
  • during residency artists are encouraged to run a 2-hour workshop in their discipline (artists receive a percentage of the workshop fee)
  • Price on application

redfest residency conditions

We offer redfest residencies as part of the festival – aimed at companies with little to no funding who are interested in performing their work (in progress) to a supportive audience. Check out our working spaces and testimonials from previous residents.

    • professional artists only 
    • projects at the beginning stage or work in progress
    • one to two-week continuous residency (cannot break up weeks)
    • all residencies must take place before redfest in August
    • transport and food at the expense of the artist
    • in winter months, heating is charged on top for the working spaces (we recommend coming here in the warmer months)
    • Price on application


current residencies 2023

  • Company: Breaking Circus is a contemporary circus production company based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). Founders Dawn Shepherd + Ryan Gray. 
  • Soloist: Danny Tavori, Circus and Variety Performer, Dancer, Rigger and Automation Specialist. (Germany, Israel). 
  • Company: Omiaruhje (‘own your bruises’) Emilia Ahopelto & Meri Salmela, Dancers (Finland).
  • Company: Lavark Circus, a female-led alternative circus company, creating empowering and enabling circus. Co-directors Nix Pretlove + Amy Nicholls (UK).  


past residencies

Click here to explore all of the individuals and companies who have created amazing work while in residence at the centre de création.

how to apply

Download, complete and email the residency application to us, or fill the online form.

We will contact you within a week of receiving your application form.

To enquire about our residencies and costs email: (english) (french)


“The primary purpose of all art forms, whether music, literature or the visual arts, is to say something to the outside world: in other words, to make a personal thought, a striking idea, an inner emotion perceptible to other people’s senses, in such a way that there is no uncertainty about the maker’s intention”
M.C. Escher