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 supporting groundbreaking research and experimentation,
it contributes to 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, or 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. We are interested in work attuned to the theoretical “arena”, the arts, and society.
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 artists who are engaged in critical thought and research-oriented 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.
Teams of up to three persons are also welcome, including but not limited to multidisciplinary
collaborative projects. Only one stipend, one travel grant, and one multi-bedroom
apartment will be awarded per team. The travel grant will cover the travel expenses of
the member of the team traveling the greatest distance. One member of the team must be
designated the official fellowship recipient. Collaborative teams must provide application
materials for all members of the team, including resume, work samples, etc.
Professional translators are eligible to apply. Academic translators who meet the
eligibility requirements for Scholars are supported through the Scholar category. Literary
translators with a theoretical or research-oriented project are encouraged to apply under
the Thinker category. Translators whose projects involve creative literature can apply
under the Writer category.
First-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo Fellows.
Applications by former Fellows are not considered sooner than three years after their
previous Camargo Core Program Fellowship.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS & OBLIGATIONS OF THE FELLOW
• Work developed during the residency may be in any language. In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, candidates must be able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is useful, but not required.
• The time in Cassis must be spent on the project or area of inquiry proposed to and accepted by the selection committees, and ratified by the Camargo Board of Trustees. Fellows must
physically be 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 acceptable.
• Research should be at a stage that does not require resources unavailable in the Marseille-Cassis-Aix region or online. Applicants planning on conducting research in local archives may need to rent a car during their Fellowship at their own expense.
• An evaluation is conducted at the end of the residency period. The Foundation may 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. Any publication, exhibit, or performance resulting from the grant should give credit to the Camargo Foundation.
The Camargo Core Program consists of fellowship residencies of six to eleven weeks. The dates for 2019/2020 are:
• Fall 2019 8 weeks from September 10 to November 5
• Spring 2020
6 weeks from February 25 to April 7
8 weeks from February 25 to April 21
11 weeks from February 25 to May 12
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.
How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 17th, 2018 by 6:00pm EST (e.g. New York City) / 12:00 midnight CET (e.g. Paris). Late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Eligible applicants may submit one application in total. Multiple submissions will be disqualified.
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 (as opposed to any other residency center) and/or in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area (including but not limited to 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, etc.
• Two references. Submitters whose applications pass to the final stages of review may be asked to provide recommendation letters from their referees at a later stage.
An informational webinar will be offered for interested applicants on September 20, 2018 at 11:00am EST (e.g. New York City) / 5:00pm CET (e.g. Paris). Please check the Foundation’s website in early September for the link to the webinar.