La Devignère

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Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

‘La Devignère’ has been a place dedicated to artistic activities since 1992, from when the theatre company ’Tour de Babel’ used this rambling old house as its main base for over twenty creations. In 2005, a new association ’Thélème’ opened the house to companies and individuals interested in ’creative retreats’ (circus, dance, theatre) and worked on developing cultural activities in this rural area (theatre school for children, workshops, open rehearsals). The association ended in 2015. Since then, the owners (artists themselves) have been promoting this exceptional place, now fully restored, to continue these cultural activities, proposing residencies in all fields of creative activities including academic and creative writing. Over the years we have developed a strong network with local structures and individuals including organic producers from where we source our food.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : With local arts organisations
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Gardening
    • Family Life
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Bordeaux, Paris, Limoges
    Nearest Train Station: Angouleme, Limoges
    How to reach by plane: Limoges airport is the closest. Other options are Bordeaux or Paris with a train to Angouleme.
    How to reach by train: Angouleme is the nearest train station. This is on the main Paris-Bordeaux line. There is also a limited train service from Angouleme to Chasseneuil (5 mins drive).
    How to reach by car: We are 40 minutes drive from Angouleme and two hours from Bordeaux.
    Street & Number: La Devignere
    Postal Code: 16450
    City: Lussac
    La Devignere
    Lussac 16450 FRA
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