MANIFESTE-2020 Auditors

June 15-27, 2020 in Paris


Submission period

Tue Feb 11 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue May 12 at 2 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Jun 1 at 3 PM UTC


IRCAM’s multidisciplinary festival and academy, ManiFeste, the rendezvous for creation in Paris, places music in disciplines beyond the concert: theatre, dance, digital arts, visual arts. 120-140 young composers and performers from the world over take part in the academy every year.

In 2020, the academy invites the composers Raphaël Cendo, Marta Gentilucci, Michelle Agnes Magalhaes, Isabel Mundry, Rebecca Saunders, directors Jean-François Peyret and Daniel Jeanneteau, choreographer Hervé Robbe for in Vivo Danse-Camping, vocalist Valérie Philippin, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, the ensembles Nikel and Soundinitiative, and the soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain (ensemble associated with the academy).

Composers, musicians, musicologists, teachers, scientists… Every year, the academy attracts numerous auditors who attend workshop and master class rehearsals and take part in a series of associated events:

  • Classes given by guest composers, artists, and musicians
  • Conferences on the research and development at IRCAM
  • Special access to the IRCAM multi-media library
  • Free entry to the final workshop and master class presentations
  • Special ticket prices for the ManiFest-2020 festival events
  • Special discounts on the IRCAM Forum’s Premium membership

Details on


There is no age limit.

Registration fees: 200 €

These fees cover the entire academy (June 15—27, 2020), even if the auditor does not take part in all the academy events

Registration fees are due in full on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

The academy does not offer any scholarships or housing. Participants must find their own housing.


Applicants must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES platform, complete their profile, and click on “apply” on the MANIFESTE-2020 Auditors call for applications page. They must:
- Fill out all personal information (name, sex, age, nationality, address, valid ID, photo of the applicant’s face that can be used by IRCAM for access badges)
- Write a short biography (800 characters MAXIMUM) indicating their names, birth date, nationality, profession
- Present a CV (pdf) indicating their name, date of birth, nationality, profession, contacts, photo
- Submit a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s name, date of birth, nationality, profession

Do not forget to read carefully Consent and Release Form to be accepted.

Applicants will receive a response by email

For any request, please contact academy @i


The 9th edition of the academy is based on partnerships with actors in the domains of culture and higher education: the Centre national de la Danse, the Centre Pompidou, the CENTQUATRE-Paris, the Council on International Educational Exchange (American Universities), the Ensemble intercontemporain—ensemble associated with the academy—the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.