The Pavillon is a laboratory devoted to contemporary creativity in the visual arts. Its activities are focused on artistic research and it has been conceived along experimental lines.Every year, our training unitif it can be referred to as such, using inverted commas as a precautionreceives about ten artists and curators from all over the world. The keynote of their residency is the widening of their experience, the enrichment of their practice. Lets not be reticent about it: this program is extremely ambitious. And for that very reason it gives rise to uncertainties and hesitations. Nonetheless it is also the best procedure for preserving a demanding attitude to creativity. The Pavillon receives the artists, sets out to listen to them, and tries to give them the resources to question their own esthetic operations. More than actual apprenticeship, it involves mentoring. It is a matter of offering the artists a chance to add depth to their way of working in a stimulating environment.