Deadline: 17 October 2017 Open to: artists, scholars/ thinkers from all regions Fellowship: stipend of 250 USD per week is available, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis for the Fellow for the residency
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 Core Program consists of fellowship residencies of six to eleven weeks. The dates for 2018/2019 are:
8 weeks from September 11 to November 6.
6 weeks from February 26 to April 9;
8 weeks from February 26 to April 23;
11 weeks from February 26 to May 14.
Three main categories are available:
Scholars: applicants 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;
Thinkers: this category includes 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;
Artists (all disciplines): Applicants should be the primary creators of a new work/project and have achieved a track record of publications/performances/exhibitions, credits, awards and/or grants.
There are also several subcategories for artists’ applications:
Collaborative projects of up to three persons are also welcome, but only one stipend and one multi-bedroom apartment will be awarded per team;
Creative writers, including novelists, poets and playwrights who wish to translate their own works into another language, should apply as Artists, even if they hold academic appointments.
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.
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. Only family members whose names appear on the application form may be in residence.
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;
The Camargo Foundation’s campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an open-air theater, an artist’s studio with darkroom, and a composer’s studio. The Camargo Foundation does not have a dance studio;
Fellows may not accept gainful employment that will prevent them from focusing on their project while staying at Camargo;
Research leave or other forms of sabbatical are allowed, as fees for occasional lectures or participation in seminars;
Additional grants with requirements that do not contradict the conditions of the Camargo Fellowship are encouraged;
Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children may accompany fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency.
How to apply?
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 CV;
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 manage to get to the final stages of review might be asked to provide a recommendation letter 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.