Applicants should have had a practice for, at a minimum, the previous 5 years.
Founded by American artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), the Camargo Foundation fosters creativity, research, and experimentation through its international residency program for artists, scholars, and thinkers.
Located in Cassis, France, on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the Foundation offers time and space in a contemplative and supportive environment, giving residents the freedom to think, create, and connect.
The Camargo Fellowship not only provides time and space for the residents, but also initiates exchanges within the group and develops a collective spirit, which is one of the program’s distinctive features. The interactions developed among the program’s fellows are a vital element of this program.
Artists should keep in mind that the Camargo Fellowship is a research-based residency. Applicants should have had a practice for, at a minimum, the previous 5 years. They should be the primary creators of new work or a new project. They should be able to demonstrate a track record of publications, public performances and exhibitions, credits, awards, and/or grants.
We are interested in artists who have a fully developed, mature artistic voice. Applicants may include artists who are engaged in critical thought and research-oriented projects. When applying, artists will have to identify among the following subcategories: Visual Artists / Choreographers, Theater Directors, and Performance Artists / Writers and Playwrights / Film, Video and Digital Artists / Composers and Sound Artists / Multidisciplinary Artists.
Professional translators are eligible to apply. Academic translators who meet the eligibility requirements for Scholars can apply under the Scholar category. Literary translators with a theoretical or research-oriented project are encouraged to apply under the Thinker category. Translators who frame their practice as creative writing can apply under the Writer category. Applicants are welcome to choose the category they prefer according to their specific project and profile.
The Camargo Core Program consists of 10-week fellowship residencies. The dates for 2023/2024 are:
- Fall 2023: 10 weeks from September 5 to November 14
- Spring 2024: 10 weeks from February 27 to May 6
NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS
14 fellowships per year (7 artists and 7 scholars & thinkers)
A stipend of EUR 350 per week is provided (EUR 3500 for the entire duration of the residency), as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis per Fellow. In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked in advance is covered.
WORK SPACES & FACILITIES
The Camargo Foundation’s campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an open-air theater, one artist’s studio with a darkroom, and one composer’s studio with a piano. The Camargo Foundation does not have a dance studio. The facilities are ideal for desk work. The Camargo Foundation does not provide art supplies or technical equipment. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen for residents to prepare their own meals.
Applications must be submitted no later than Saturday, October 1st, 2023, by 5:59pm EST (e.g., New York City) / 23:59 CET (e.g. Paris). Late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Eligible applicants may submit only one application. Multiple submissions will be disqualified.
We accept applications only via our online platform, Submittable: camargofoundation.submittable.com/submit
To select its Fellows, Camargo works with an international panel of independent jurors. English is the language of the application and selection processes. While 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 summary (word limit: 100 words)
• A proposal narrative that describes your intended focus during the residency, whether on (a) particular work(s) or a more open-ended area of inquiry, and conveys the relevance of your project for today (word limit: 1,200 words).
• A rationale for wanting to work specifically in the framework of the Camargo Fellowship residency (as opposed to any other residency programs) and/or in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area, including but not limited to existing or potential connections with people, places, organizations, and environments (word limit: 300 words).
• A rationale for why a residency is appropriate at this specific stage of your proposal and/or career (word limit: 300 words).
• A current CV (3 pages maximum).
• All applicants must submit work samples. If providing a work in progress, please also provide finished work. Visual artists may submit a portfolio (PDF); writers may submit up to 20 pages; filmmakers may submit up to 20 minutes of film (up to 3 links with a total duration of no more than 20 minutes, Vimeo is preferred but not required); composers may submit music or sound samples as weblinks (up to 3 links with a total duration of no more than 20 minutes) and/or a score (PDF). Detailed information about the number of work samples that are required, their maximum length, the materials, and the file format(s), is available in the application form on Submittable.
• Applicants are asked to list the names and contact information for two references. Candidates who reach the final stages of the selection process may be asked to provide letters from their references.