Application Deadline: October 17th, 2017
The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts. It offers appropriate time and space to think, create and share in a quality environment. The Camargo Foundation supports the work of artists, scholars and thinkers from all countries, nationalities, and career levels. This is achieved via different programs conceived by the Foundation as the core program or in partnership with other organizations.
The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation.
Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9
scholars/thinkers) are selected.
The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to
think, create, and connect. By encouraging groundbreaking research and experimentation,
it supports the visionary work of artists, scholars and thinkers in the Arts and Humanities.
By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, it intends to foster
connections between research and creation.
The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities. Three main categories are available, and several subcategories for artists’ applications.
- Scholars should be connected to the Arts and Humanities working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region.
- To be eligible for a fellowship in the “Scholars” category, applicants are expected either to hold a PhD and a record of post-doctoral scholarship, or to be PhD candidates completing the final stages of research for, or writing of, their dissertation.
- Thinkers include accomplished professionals and practitioners in cultural and creative fields (such as curators, journalists, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.) who are professionally engaged in critical thought.
- Camargo are interested in work attuned to the theoretical “arena”, the arts, and society. Like the scholars, they should be working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region.
- Artists, in all disciplines, should be the primary creators of a new work/project and should have achieved a track record of publications/ performances/exhibitions, credits, awards and/or grants. We are interested in artists who have a fully developed, mature artistic voice
- Applicants may include those who have been commissioned for multiple projects. When applying, artists will have to choose among the following subcategories: Visual Artists / Choreographers and Performance Artists / Writers and Playwrights / Film, Video and Digital Artists / Composers and Sound Artists / Multidisciplinary Artists.
Purpose of the residency:
- Research, experiment & create: applicants may apply either with a specific project or a specific area of inquiry on which they would like to work during the residency. An area of inquiry should be specific and represent exploration and investigation in the Fellow’s field. The Camargo Core Program welcomes both open-ended exploration, or more focused works and long-term research projects.
- Exchange & network: during the residency, discussions are held regularly to foster cross-disciplinary exchange between Fellows. In addition, the Camargo Foundation’s Staff provides formal and informal links with local professionals to develop possible creative collaborations between the Fellow and the region.
- Fall (8 weeks from September 11, 2018)
- Spring (6 / 8 / 11 weeks from February 26, 2019)
Number of fellowships:
- 18 Fellowships/year, 9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers
- A stipend of 250 USD per week is available, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis for the Fellow for the residency. In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked far in advance is covered.
Accompanying family members:
- Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children may accompany fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency. Accompanying children must be at least six years old upon arrival and enrolled in and attending school or organized activities outside the Camargo Foundation campus, during the week.
Applications should be submitted via Submittable and can be accessed at: https://camargofoundation.submittable.com/submit
The application form must be submitted in English, the supporting materials (CV, work samples, etc.) can be submitted either in English or French. Applications must include the following:
• A proposal narrative: describe your intended focus of the residency, whether on (a) particular work(s) or a more open-ended area of inquiry, examining the relevance of your project for today.
• A rationale for wanting to work specifically at Camargo and/or in the Aix-Marseille-Provence
area, including existing or potential connections with people, places, organizations, and environments.
• A rationale about why a residency is appropriate at this specific stage of the proposal and/or career.
• A current C.V.
• For artists: work samples. If providing a work in progress, please also provide finished work. Work samples can be: up to 16 images for visual artists; up to 20 pages for writers; up to 20 minutes of clips for filmmakers, etc. Vimeo is preferred but not required for videos.
Applicants must provide information about each work sample, including cue point, passwords, the applicant’s role in the work represented,
• Two references.
Submitters whose applications manage to get to the final stages of review might be asked to provide recommendation letters from their referees at a later stage.
An informational webinar will be offered for interested applicants on September 14, 2017 at 11:00am EST (New york City)/5:00pm CET (France). Please check the Foundation’s website in early September for the link to the webinar.
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