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Call for applications for an artistic residency to create a theater play (in French)!


For the third year running, the Festhi (Festival de Théâtre Interscolaire) is taking place in Senegal and The Gambia. Once again this year, thousands of pupils from primary to secondary school will be performing plays written during a residency to be held at the Alliance Française in Banjul from 25th September to 16th October 2023.

The aim of this residency is to write dramatic texts in French adapted for young people. These plays will be illustrated, published and distributed free of charge to the participating classes.


✍You like to write and have already published texts for young public ? We are looking for authors to participate in an artistic residency that will take place in Alliance Française de Banjul from September 25th to October 16th 2023.

To apply, it’s simple, here are below the documents you need to send to the following email address festhi.residence@gmail.com :

✏ A motivation letter

✏ A CV and a bibliography

✏ Books, documents, texts already published(in full or extracts)


Inscriptions ouvertes jusqu’au 15 août 2023.


Download the documents containing all specifications below :

Cahier des charges – Residence d’écriture Banjul 2023

Practical information:

📆 Call opened until August 15th
👉 Artistic residency at the Alliance Française de Banjul

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