Artistic and cultural awakening is important in the psycho-sensory development of the young child.
Culture is a real actor in the bonds between children and adults. It builds and strengthens them.

The call for applications


The State has extended the scope of the EAC (arts and cultural education) to toddlers: a real invitation to cooperation between actors of culture and early childhood.

This call for projects is therefore motivated by the need to accompany the emergence of quality artistic proposals for toddlers from 9 months to 3 years.
The project is to accompany three artists in the creation of shows for toddlers. These artists are professional performing artists from all artistic disciplines.

This project is proposed by ARTIS.


Who is this call for applications for?


3 host territories for 3 accompanied artists.

The host territories:

  • Gold Coast
  • Doubs
  • Haute-Saône

Accompanied artists:

  • resident in Burgundy-Franche-Comté;
  • wish to create for the first time an artistic proposal for early childhood;
  • can create a show adapted to the constraints of diffusion in structures of reception of the toddler or multipurpose halls;
  • are ready to embark on a creative learning path for this audience: training - immersion and production residencies - dissemination assistance.



The very young audience (TJP)


This journey takes place from September 2023 to June 2024.

Its objective is to:

  • to accompany the three artists in their intention to create for this particular audience;
  • to open up genuine spaces for exchange and work;
  • to support the dissemination of works in the territories of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region.

The personalized accompaniment will be carried out by two directors experienced in creation for the very young audience and by the cultural operator present in the host territory.

As part of the creation of spaces for exchanges and work between the three artists, collective times will be organized during the tour.

ARTIS and the partner departments, competent in the fields of culture and early childhood, will be present to support, in conjunction with local communities, the smooth running of the project.


The journey calendar

September 2023: Environmental training for toddlers.

September to June 2023/2024: Four weeks of creative residency (4 x 5 days) in a territory.

June 2024: First presentation of the shows .

For more information on the very young audience and its calendar: download the PDF


How to participate in the call for applications?


Documents to be attached:

  • Fact sheet
  • Artistic resume
  • Note d'intention du projet artistique
  • Motivations for engaging in creation for toddlers and the learning journey
  • A provisional production budget

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of culture and early childhood professionals from the TJP project partners.


Project selection criteria:

  • the commitment of artists to participate in the entire process;
  • quality in the apprehension of the very small and its environment;
  • quality in the artistic approach;
  • feasibility of the project.


Financial conditions of the route:

Each creation will be financed by the TJP to the tune of €3662 including taxes corresponding to five weeks of 5 working days for an artist, or €146.50 including taxes for the 7-hour working day.

Travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be covered throughout the course, until the first performance of the show.

Each project will receive €1,000 in production aid. This aid will concern the purchase of equipment, costumes, sets, small control room for the realization of the show.

Personal contributions from the companies may complement this support.

The TJP partners are committed to promoting the dissemination of the three creations.

Nominations close Friday, March 31, 2023.


Download the application form by clicking HERE





Project led by ARTIS in cooperation with:

  • The Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Burgundy-Franche-Comté;
  • the departments of Doubs, Côte-d'Or and Haute-Saône;
  • the Minoterie - a centre for young people and arts and cultural education;
  • Court side - stage Art, childhood and youth;
  • Culture 70.

And in collaboration with local communities and early childhood structures welcoming immersion times.