Institut International de la Marionnette Research Residencies

The Research center at the International Institute of Puppetry is offering two programs for research residencies (one with the other without grant) to encourage scholarly research about puppetry, to support and mentor artistic creation, and to strengthen the links between the research and artistic communities.

The research residencies at the International Institute of Puppetry are open to scholars, artists and postgraduate students from anywhere in the world.

Residents can have access to the Library, mentoring support, contacts and networking possibilities with the partners of the IIM. Accommodation is provided free of charge at the Villa d'Aubilly.

The residents must sign a research contract which includes the donation of a copy of their final project (e.g. thesis, book, documentary etc.) to the Library.

Residencies with a research grant

For a research residency with grant, a particular attention (but not exclusive) will be paid to the works in connection with prority research programmes of the IIM and ICiMa Chair :

  • Terminology of the arts of puppetry
  • Use and protection of materials in the arts of puppetry
  • Notation of movement with objects
  • Puppet and digital technology
  • Puppetry and power: censorship, propaganda, resistance
  • Passing on and pedagogics of the art of puppetry
  • Use of puppets in teaching, education and therapy

These residencies can last between 2 weeks and 2 months, with the exception of the periods when the IIM is closed (July, August, Christmas holidays, September of odd numbered years e.g. 2017, 2019...).

The grant covers daily expenses and part of the travelling costs.

They are granted principally to PhD students, post-doctorate, authors at critical phase of their writing, and artists in a theoretical-practical investigation (laboratory) . To be eligible for a grant, the residency must be the object of, or contribute to the creation of a written, audiovisual or multimedia record analyzing the research methodology and thus making it possible to share the results.

Residents with grants may be asked to present their work to the students at the ESNAM.

Schedule

  • Beginning of the call for applicants: October 1st 2017 for the year 2018.
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30 November 2017.
  • Response: before Christmas

Application

  • Online form ;
  • Your curriculum vitae ;
  • The list of your publications (concerns PhD students, post-doctorate, academics researchers) ;
  • A letter of application (that indicates the length of time requested during the year and period, and, for laboratories, how many people and the kind of working spaces needed) ;
  • A catalogue check of the resources of the library useful for the project.

Remind your full name in the message and write in message subject "[Demande résidence 2018]".

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Residencies without a grant

  • These residencies can last between 2 days and 2 months, with the exception of the periods when the IIM is closed (July, August, Christmas holidays, September of odd numbered years e.g. 2015, 2017...).
  • Application may be submitted at any time (at least one week before).
  • Residencies are allocated after examination of the proposal, according to availability.

Application

  • Online form ;
  • Your curriculum vitae ;
  • The list of your publications (concerns PhD students, post-doctorate, academics researchers) ;
  • A letter of application (that indicates the length of time requested during the year and period, and, for laboratories, how many people and the kind of working spaces needed) ;
  • A catalogue check of the resources of the library useful for the project.

Remind your full name in the message and write in message subject "[Demande résidence 2018]".

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Application date
30 Nov 2017
Duration
2 weeks - 2 months
Country
Europe France North-East
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Art & Art History History Literature
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
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