Design’R : residency for young companies

This incubator and business incubator are an aid for the creation of companies for artistic activities.

On a surface of 1000 m2, located in 3 boulevard Franchet d’Esperey, Reims, in the annexe of the ESAD, they offer accommodation to young creators and project bearers that are specialised in the domain of design. They can take advantage of shared services (furnished work space, photocopier, café, internet access…) and with an excellent personalised or collective assistance on varied themes (advice on accounting, marketing, social legislation, entrepreneurship, intellectual copyright, knowledge of sectors…). The business incubator is a bridge with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the other incubators of the city (Néoma), the incubator #51 and as a result can take advantage of the collective energy of the networks of entrepreneurs.
At the moment, there are ten business project bearers in individual office spaces from 30 to 57m2, in incubators (free) or in business seedbeds (minimum rent).

Everyone can have 24 months to consolidate their activity and prepare for leaving the structure. Thanks to this, Reims hopes to professionnalise on its territory the students of the ESAD at the end of their education, but also to attract other students from French or international higher level art colleges, and in this way produce a dynamic energy and a sense of competition in the domain of creation.     The aim of Reims Métropole consists in giving its territory a strategy for the creative economy, with the potential of a sustainable economy, and a national and international visibility. This residency is one of its operational tools.


To apply, please send a presentation of your artistic work and a professional project with an application (and send these to us)