About the program/Scholarship:
Camargo Foundation offers a partially funded Camargo Fellowship Opportunity in France. 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.
About Camargo Foundation:
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.
- A stipend of EUR 350 per week is provided (EUR 3500 for the entire duration of the residency).
- The basic transportation to and from Cassis is covered.
- In the case of air travel, the basic coach class booked in advance is covered.
- Additional grants that do not contradict the conditions of the Camargo Fellowship are encouraged.
- 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.
- Note for visual artists: While Camargo can provide an artist studio, it is important to keep in mind that the Camargo Fellowship is a research-based residency, focused on research rather than production.
- The foundation does not cover shipping costs related to the transportation of artworks (to and from the foundation), or of any material work that might be produced during the residency.
- A visa may be required depending on nationality and length of stay. The processing of this visa may take a considerable amount of time. Fellows who are not from European Union countries should contact the French Embassy or Consulate in their area for information regarding visa requirements for France. The Camargo Foundation will provide an invitation letter if required.
- The Camargo Foundation is committed to supporting inclusiveness and diversity of contemporary reflections and practices, welcoming applicants from around the globe.
- The Camargo Fellowship offers research-based residencies to applicants from various fields and disciplines.
- Three main categories are available, as well as several subcategories for artists’ applications.
- Scholars should be connected to the Arts and Humanities by working on French and Francophone cultures, or cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region.
- You are expected either to hold a Ph.D. and a record of post-doctoral scholarship or to be Ph.D. You must complete the final stages of research for, or writing of, your 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.
- You should have had a practice for, at a minimum, the previous 5 years.
- You should be able to demonstrate a track record of publications, public performances, exhibitions, credits, awards, and/or grants.
- When applying, artists will have to identify among the following subcategories: Visual Artists / Choreographers, Theater Directors, Performance Artists / Writers and Playwrights / Film, Video and Digital Artists / Composers, and Sound Artists / Multidisciplinary Artists.
- You must be able to communicate well in English.
- Basic knowledge of French is useful but not required.
- Fellows must be physically in residence at the Camargo Foundation during the entire residency period. This stipulation does not preclude absences during weekends.
- Frequent or prolonged absences are not allowed.
- The Camargo staff will ask fellows to evaluate their residency at the end of their stay.
- The Foundation may also ask fellows two to three years after their fellowship for an update on the progress on the project or area of inquiry pursued while at Camargo Foundation.
- A copy of any publication (digital or paper) resulting from work done during the residency should be sent to the Camargo Foundation.
Nationality: No specific nationality required
Age: No specific age required
How to Apply:
- 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.