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The Camargo Foundation

THE CAMARGO CORE PROGRAM
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. It fosters groundbreaking research and experimentation, and supports the visionary work of artists, scholars and thinkers in the Arts and Humanities. By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, it intends to enhance connections between research and creation.

The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities. Three main categories are available:
• Scholars : applicants should be connected to the arts and humanities working on French, Francophone, or Mediterranean cultures.
• Thinkers : this category includes accomplished professionals and practitioners in cultural and creative fields (i.e. as curators, journalists, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc).
• Artists (all disciplines): applicants should be the primary creators of a new work/project.

STIPEND
A stipend of 250 USD per week is available, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis.

RESIDENCY PERIODS
The Camargo Core Program has two sessions:
Fall 2019:
> 8 weeks from September 10 to November 5, 2019
Spring 2020:
> 6 weeks from February 25 to April 7, 2020
> 8 weeks from February 25 to April 21, 2020
> 11 weeks from February 25 to May 12, 2020

DEADLINE
The deadline to apply is October 17, 2018.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be able to communicate well in English.

MORE INFO / TO APPLY
http://camargofoundation.org/apply/current-calls/

Location

Cassis: France

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is an international residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. The Foundation encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and thought leaders in the arts and humanities.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 4 to 11 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5 artists and 5 academics
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 9
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 400

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    https://camargofoundation.submittable.com/submit

  • Application deadline: October 17
  • Application Ongoing: Yes

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
http://www.camargofoundation.org/fellows.asp
I calculate I've seen the Cape Canaille in 35 or 40 different kinds of light (I have the pictures to prove it), and seeing it from the windows in my studio never got old. It's great to have a wonderful, sunny studio and a lot of working time; greater still to be with so many gifted and amazing people and to get to know their work. I loved the open air markets, the daily walk to the Calanques, the bus ride into Marseille, the teeming masses of people in town on weekends, evening gatherings on the Chinese terrace, and I especially loved the Pizza Pengui at the restaurant we got to know as Disco Pizza. It turns out I also wrote a heck of a lot of music, at least some of it pretty good.
— David Rakowski

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay
    Children are welcome if they are over the age of six and enrolled in and attending local schools or off-campus activities.
  • Accessibility: no
    The Camargo campus is built on the hillside of Cassis and can be difficult to access for people of reduced mobility.
  • Studios/special equipment: Music studio (non-recording), Photography (non-digital)

Residency Fees

There are no fees, although Fellows are expected to cover the cost of their own travel (apart from the trip to and from Cassis), food, and artistic material.

Stipends / other support

Stipend: 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.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Regular Project Discussions are organized in which each Fellow’s work is presented and discussed. The rest of the time is fully dedicated to each Fellow’s own work on site.

Contact Information

1 Avenue Jermini
Cassis, 13260
France