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Performing Arts

Call for applications: Festival d’ Avignon Seminar

Appel à candidatures: Séminaire durant le Festival d’Avignon

The Avignon Festival in France, is a well-known and considered hugely important contemporary performing arts international event. Every year, it hosts over 3 500 professionals and welcomes close to 150 000 spectators. The 72nd edition will take place from 6 to 24 July 2018.

As part of the Avignon Festival, an intensive Seminar Programme is offered to a selection of emerging stage practitioners from various countries.  The Seminar Programme  provides an opportunity for an immersion into the world of contemporary stage art at Avignon.  Participants watch performances, have discussions with each other, invited guests and artists.

Séminaire en Avignon 2018 Application

Closing date: 04 May 2018

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The 6th edition of this international project for emerging stage practitioners will take place from 13 to 21 July 2018 and is again jointly organised by the Avignon festival and Pro Helvetia Zurich, with support for African participation by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg.

The selected African candidates’ travel expenses,stay and programme participation will be taken care of by Pro Helvetia (lodging, daily allowances, entrances to the spectacles, flights and visa).

How to apply

Please complete the application form electronically.

Send the completed application form, your curriculum vitae, a cover letter and a photograph to  johannesburg@prohelvetia.org.za  with the subject line of the email as: AVIGNON

Applications sent after May 04, 2018 cannot be considered.

All documents to be Word documents, no PDFs please.


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The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.