Camargo Core International Art Program 2016, France

Publish Date: Oct 04, 2016

Deadline: Nov 24, 2016


The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries, nationalities, and career levels.

Scholars & Thinkers (including professionals and practitioners in creative fields such as curators, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.) 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.

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, and founded in 1967 by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the Arts and Humanities. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. Located in Cassis, a small town of the South of France, facing the Mediterranean Sea, the Foundation offers a quiet campus surrounded by the natural landscape of Cap Canaille and the Calanques National Park. At the same time, Camargo is only a forty-five minute drive from Marseille, and a short drive from Aix-en-Provence and Arles, which are major centers for arts, culture, and research.
The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. Each year an international call is la


Artists, in all disciplines, who are the primary creators of a new work/ project. The Camargo Core Program encourages multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.


Collaborative projects of up to three persons are also welcome, but only one stipend and one multi-bedroom apartment will be awarded per team. 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.


Creative writers including playwrights who wish to translate their own works into another language should apply in Creative Writing. All other translations are supported through the Scholars & Thinkers categories.


First-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo Fellows. Applications by former Fellows are not considered earlier than.


Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, November 24th by 6:00pm EST (New York City)/12:00 midnight CET (France). Late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications should be submitted via Submittable and can be accessed at our official website.
The application form must be submitted in English, the supporting materials can be submitted either in English or French. Applications must include the following:

1. A proposal narrative: describe your intended focus of the residency, whether on (a) particular work(s) or a more open-ended area of inquiry.
2. A rationale for wanting to work in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area, including existing or potential connections with people, places, organizations, and environments.
3. A rationale about why a residency is appropriate at this specific stage of the proposal and/or career.
4. A current C.V.
5. 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.

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The Camargo Foundation has two first-round selection committees: one that reviews applications from Scholars & Thinkers and one that reviews applications from Artists. Each determines its own group of finalists. A cross-disciplinary committee representing both Scholars and Artists then reviews all finalists and selects the fellowships recipients. When choosing the final group of Fellows, the Selection Committee takes into account issues of diversity, including balance between disciplines, career levels, gender, geographical origins, etc. Committee choices are submitted for final validation to the Camargo Board of Trustees. Candidates will be contacted in early April 2017 with the outcome of their application.

Applicants should not seek information about the status of their application or feedback from the panel before May 2017. Given the number of applications and a preliminary voting system used to determine the applicants most worthy of discussion, feedback on most applications will be limited.
Committee members, some of whom are former Fellows, are distinguished international scholars, writers, editors, artists, and curators. The Program Director oversees their deliberations as a non-voting member.


During the review process, eligible applications are reviewed and evaluated in relationship to four criteria:

• the quality of the proposal
• the quality and significance of the professional accomplishments of the applicant
• the connection between the proposal and the Camargo Foundation 

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