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The Camargo Foundation

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 Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities. Three main categories are available, and several subcategories for artists’ applications.
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. 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: 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. We are interested in work attuned to the theoretical "arena", the arts, and society. Like the scholars, they should be working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region.
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. We are interested in artists who have a fully developed, mature artistic voice. Applicants may include those who have been commissioned for multiple 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.

Purpose of the residency:
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.

Residency periods:
Fall (8 weeks from September 11, 2018)
Spring (6 / 8 / 11 weeks from February 26, 2019)

Number of fellowships:
18 Fellowships/year, 9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers

Accompanying family members:
Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children may accompany fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency. Please read the Guidelines below for more information.


Cassis: France

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. The Foundation encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and thought leaders in the arts and humanities.


  • Residency Length: 4 to 11 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5 artists and 5 academics
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 9
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 400


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information:

  • Application deadline: October 17
  • Application Ongoing: Yes

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents:
I calculate I've seen the Cape Canaille in 35 or 40 different kinds of light (I have the pictures to prove it), and seeing it from the windows in my studio never got old. It's great to have a wonderful, sunny studio and a lot of working time; greater still to be with so many gifted and amazing people and to get to know their work. I loved the open air markets, the daily walk to the Calanques, the bus ride into Marseille, the teeming masses of people in town on weekends, evening gatherings on the Chinese terrace, and I especially loved the Pizza Pengui at the restaurant we got to know as Disco Pizza. It turns out I also wrote a heck of a lot of music, at least some of it pretty good.
— David Rakowski

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay
    Children are welcome if they are over the age of six and enrolled in and attending local schools or off-campus activities.
  • Accessibility: no
    The Camargo campus is built on the hillside of Cassis and can be difficult to access for people of reduced mobility.
  • Studios/special equipment: Music studio (non-recording), Photography (non-digital)

Residency Fees

There are no fees, although Fellows are expected to cover the cost of their own travel, food and materials.

Stipends / other support

Stipend: 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.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Regular Project Discussions are organized in which each Fellow’s work is presented and discussed. The rest of the time is fully dedicated to each Fellow’s own work on site.

Contact Information

1 Avenue Jermini
Cassis, 13260