Nef animation > Fontevraud international writing residency programme (France)
NEF Animation is a francophone plateform for professionals dedicated to the writing of and about animated film. NEF Animation is a place of reflection on animation as an art form, a place of resources for research and studies, a place of convergence for initiatives and a place for developing projects and actions. Among its missions, NEF Animation supports the writing and the creative research in the field of animated film by developping artist residency programs that encourage international mobility.
The International Writing Residency for Animation Films is hosted and coproduced by the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. It also receives the financial support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, through the «Odyssée» program of the Association of Cultural Encounter Centres (details on the next page). The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is one of the most important sites of the Loire valley. The monument is now a Cultural Encounter Centre: a place for creation, cultural spreading and international exchanges. Fontevraud is hosting animated film authors in residency since 2006.
The International Writing Residency for Animation Films allows authors to immerse themselves one month into their work without caring about material constraints in a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere and enable them to meet and exchange with other artists in residency.
The selectees are given a writing grant of 1200 euros and a fixed per-diem for food. The travelling expenses are reimbursed on the basis of a price schedule calculated proportionally to the distance between home and the Abbey of Fontevraud. The residents are housed at the Abbey. Laundry and equipped kitchen are at their disposal. The bedrooms are individual. The kitchen and living-room are shared. The residents also have access to a garden, the monument and a shared workshop of 100m².
Deadline: 8 November 2017 (4 avril 2018 pour les artistes en France)