L’Autre Ferme welcomes authors in writing residencies.

Whatever the subject, fiction, essay, poetry… L’Autre Ferme is a place conducive to reflection and concentration.

We have a room of more than 30m2, equipped with a large desk, with a view of the meadows.

In 2022, we welcomed Mathilde Souchaud who received an ALCA grant for a 2-month residency.

For 2023, L’Autre Ferme is supported by the DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine as part of its artist residency program in the territory.

How to apply ?

Application for a residency in 2023 – Closed

Created on the initiative of L’Autre Ferme, this residence is supported by the Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of New Aquitaine as part of Artist in the territory and by the municipality of Cherves-Châtelars in Charente.


The residency is open to all types of writing, including novels, short stories, poetry, comics, children’s literature. It is accessible to French-speaking authors who have professionally published at least 1 work.

Terms and conditions

The 4-week residency comes with a grant of €2,400 gross in royalties. L’Autre Ferme offers a 32 m2 room equipped with a large desk, a wifi connection, queen sized bed…

The bathroom, kitchen and living room are shared. Note that a large dog and 2 cats live in the common areas. It is requested to respect the vegan ethics of the place during the presence within the farm by not consuming any product of animal origin. We will be happy to advise you on tasty, local and seasonal recipes.

Transport is covered by L’Autre Ferme up to a limit of €200. Meal costs are the responsibility of the person in residence.

A program of public meeting or writing workshop, maximum of 4, will have to be built together. Transport to the meeting places will be covered by L’Autre Ferme.

Motivation letter :

It must specify, on two pages maximum, your interest in

  • the framework of a vegan association for the protection of animals and nature
  • an ultra-rural and isolated environment
  • activities with a rural public, school or not, co-constructed with us.

Curriculum vitae specifying the list of scholarships and public aid already obtained.

Bibliography by year of publication with title and publisher’s name.

Last book published in paper or digital version.

You have until February 23 to send us your application. It will be subject to the approval of the board of directors and our cultural partners. You will receive an answer by March 17, 2023 at the latest. Documents sent cannot be returned.

Apart from the call for applications, you can book our residency room under privileged conditions.

  • Participation of 350€/week for the room.
  • Free access to the living room-kitchen to prepare your meals (at your expense).
    Note that we ask that you scrupulously respect the vegan ethics of the place during your stay.

To benefit from these conditions, you must be a professional and have already professionally published. 

Your application will be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and you will receive a response within 15 days of receipt of your request. You must contact us and send:

  • A letter explaining your motivations for coming to a place like L’Autre Ferme. This note must mention your commitment to respect the vegan ethics of the place.
  • A note on the topic of your writing assignment
  • Your biography and a copy (pdf or other) of your latest publication.
  • The dates you wish to stay.

Your application will be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and you will receive a response within 15 days of receipt of your request.

Agence culturelle de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, ALCA, agence livre, cinéma et audiovisuel est l’interlocutrice privilégiée des professionnels du livre et de l’écrit, du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel.

Avec le soutien de la Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Nouvelle-Aquitaine