The VR Arles Festival created in 2018 a writing residency dedicated to immersive practices in partnership with the Institut français. In 2019, residents will be welcomed at the Saint-Césaire convent from August 26th to August 31st to follow practical workshops, benefit from individual support, writing time and time for exchanges with professionals of immersive realities, sound , live performance and image. 

The writing residency for virtual reality aims to:

– enable authors and artists to develop an innovative writing project for virtual reality

– discover or deepen your knowledge about the creative and narrative potential of immersive technologies (writing 360, virtual reality …)

– give the keys to writing a virtual reality project and understand the technical constraints 

– facilitate the convergence of different artistic forms


The call for applications is open to French and foreigners and concerns a Francophone VR writing project. 
The application files must include, grouped in a file (10 MB max):

> A letter of motivation (notably justifying the need for a writing time in the implementation of the project)

> A presentation of the project that will be developed during the residency at VR Arles Festival / Institut français

> A curriculum vitae

> Scenarios or writing projects already done (sent in digital format or hosted on the Internet)

The selection of candidates is made by a jury of multidisciplinary professionals. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications must be sent to the following address:

New Deadline: May 15, 2019