The Artists’ Incubator

Founded in 2001, the Pépinière d’Artistes or « the Artists’ Incubator », is a contest providing a full year of artistic support/accompaniement for musicians in partnership with different institutions, both private and public, and having a common goal.

“To support the development of local music life.”

This free contest allows future musicians to get a personalized supervision of their project. The name of ‘incubator’ is not a mere coincidence, for it conveys the image of a place where new talents emerge.

It helps the laureates growing while providing them with the means to deal with their project autonomously. The laureate benefits from all the partner’s services having the chance to be surrounded by professionals and having useful tools at their disposal.

The Artists’ Incubator carries out a true work of musical scouting across the whole region and allows new talents to break through. Meetings are also organized to create a network, aiming to connecting bands and musicians (music dating, theme lectures, gigs…).


3 days studio recording (Espace musical Hypérion).
distribution sur la plateforme 1d-PACA.

Artistic and technical training
Musical development and classes with our partner Cultura (guitar, piano or battery).
Sound technician professional training (Université de Provence – Département SATIS).

Artistic planning monitoring
Development and musical carreer advice

Artistic Residency
Pre-residency of 5 days at la Friche de la Belle de Mai (AMI),
Residency with possibility of scenic accompaniement : creation, light, sound (MJC l’Escale/Théâtre Comoedia).

showcase (Cultura Aubagne).
End of residency showcase (MJC l’Escale/Théâtre Comoedia).

Trade fair/contest
Professional accreditation to the Trade fair Babel Med Music.
Application to musical contest Trema and Cercle du midi.

Musical programming
Aubagne International Film Festival, Fête de la musique, MJC l’Escale and/or Théâtre Comoedia.

Administrative and theoretical courses at Nomades Kultur’s office (2 units) :
booking and prospecting techniques
knowledge of the network

Pre-professional musicians (group or solist) having a clear and defined musical project, living in Bouche du Rhône, France.
All musical styles
Selection on application and/or interview with the jury members.









This programm benefits from the apport of the City of Aubagne