Artists in experimentation

The "artists in experimentation" programme at the CN D in Lyon is aimed at artistic teams to offer them a time of research, experimentation, and studio presentation to professionals in the area. Thought as a research laboratory, an attempt to obtain or to realize an artistic work, without expectation of result, this creation support system pays particular attention to emerging choreography and artistic discovery. Its vocation is to bring artists from here and elsewhere a visibility on the territory of the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Each season, from October to May, the CN D in Lyon offers eight artistic teams the opportunity to work for a week in the studio with a studio presentation at the end of the residency, corresponding to the first Friday of each month. This time of sharing takes place in a format of twenty to thirty minutes of presentation (in studio conditions) by the hosted artistic team, followed by an exchange with the professionals present. Selected artists have access to the CN D's various activities and/or resources (media library, professional resources, classes, networking, etc.).

Contribution of the CN D € 1 800
Consequently, the artistic teams hosted are made up of a maximum of 5 people.

Nota bene
− Project holders are responsible for organising the arrival of artistic teams and their stay in Lyon ;
− Artistic teams will be hosted at the CN D in Lyon under studio conditions, i.e. with service lights and mobile sound system ;
− Projects submitted must not have already been presented in their entirety. The CN D favors projects that are part of a research and experimentation process ;
− Only projects holders whose organisation is based in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region are eligible to apply for the two programs: "artists in creation" and "artists in experimentation".

The call for applications for the selection of artists to be supported in 2024-2025 is open until January 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (UTC +1) via the online form.
You will be asked to provide a note of intent to present your project.

Artists supported in 2023-2024 within the frame of the Artists in experimentation programme

Fernando López Rodríguez
Black Flamenco


Jamil Attar / Collectif Difforme


Sarah Adjou & Ambre Cardinal / Compagnie YASAMAN


Marion Alzieu / Compagnie Ma’


Marion Sage


Julien Monty / Loge 22
Projet Gasherbrum


Flow DOT


Clara Grosjean / Compagnie Sfumato