Les Heures : l’appel de la forêt

Made in Town Creative Residency

“Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he wonder where or why, the call sounding imperiously, deep in the forest. But as often as he gained the soft unbroken earth and the green shade, the love for John Thornton drew him back to the fire again.”

Jack London, L’Appel de la Forêt, 1903
A time for artists, designers, artisans and all those inspired by nature.

Since 2009, Made in Town has been advising and supporting institutions, federations, local authorities and creative industries stakeholders in their economic and heritage development strategies.
Located in the middle of the forest in the Sidobre massif in Occitanie, Les Heures is a place of creative retreat that offers a space of reflection, inspiration and creation close to nature and its elements.

This project extends Made in Town’s commitment to promote production and creation logics in harmony with society and the environment.

Call for permanent residence

Les Heures is a creative retreat located amidst the forest of the Sidobre massif in Occitania.

This programme is aimed at artists, designers, authors or craftspeople whose creative work is related to nature. Whether it be the exploration of the forest and its animal or plant occupants; the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, earth, water…; or all the riches of plants: dyes, fibres, nutrients…

The call for applications is open to artists of all nationalities who can demonstrate that they have been working professionally for at least three years.
No age limit.
Duo / collective applications accepted.