The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. 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 Fellowship is for:
- Research, experiment & create: applicants may apply either with a specific project or a specific area of inquiry on which they would like to work during the residency. An area of inquiry should be specific and represent exploration and investigation in the Fellow’s field. The Camargo Core Program welcomes both open-ended exploration, or more focused works and long-term research projects.
- Exchange & network: during the residency, discussions are held regularly to foster cross-disciplinary exchange between Fellows. In addition, the Camargo Foundation’s Staff provides formal and informal links with local professionals to develop possible creative collaborations between the Fellow and the region.
Application Deadline: 17th October 2017
Eligible Countries: All
To Be Taken At (Country): Cassis, France
Number of Awards: 18 Fellowships/year, 9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers
Value of Award:
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- The Camargo Foundation’s campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an openair theater, an artist’s studio with darkroom, and a composer’s studio. The Camargo Foundation does not have a dance studio.
Duration of Program:
- Fall (8 weeks from September 11, 2018)
- Spring (6 / 8 / 11 weeks from February 26, 2019)
- 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. 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.
How To Apply: Applications should be submitted and can be accessed here
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 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 manage to get to the final stages of review might be asked to provide recommendation letters from their referees at a later stage.
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Award Providers: Camargo Foundation