Initiated by the French Ministry of Culture and DRAC Grand Est, the Fabrique d’Europe (‘Making of Europe’) project will organise a series of ten-week residencies for research, experimentation and creation from January – July 2022. The programme sees young European arts and culture graduates working with high school students from rural and peri-urban areas, and includes at least 20 days for shared creation and transmission.
The project you submit may focus on one or more of the following themes:
- ‘Here and elsewhere’, a project around the appropriation by residents of the heritage dimension of their rural territory.
- ‘One, two, three borders’, a project around the real, felt and everyday cross-border dimension, as it is experienced by inhabitants of cross-border territories.
- ‘Peri-urban?’, a project around the inner landscape of the inhabitants and the specific features of territories in-between urban and rural areas.
These themes are merely suggestions and can help guide selected residents in a territory suited to their project.
Applications are open to emerging professionals who have graduated since 2010 from a higher education institution in Europe – in the fields of arts, architecture, live performance, or journalism – with a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate, and a B1 level of French (lower intermediate) according to the Common European Framework. Special attention will be paid to the applications made by German-speaking candidates.
The DRAC Grand Est awards 11,000 euros to fund the residents’ projects. The financial support includes the resident’s remuneration and most of the expenses related to the residence (transportation, accommodation, meals, preparation costs). The allocated budget includes all dimensions of the project, both for the research and for the transmission sessions at the schools.