Friday, July 12, 2019

Camafgo Core Programs Residencies in 2020-2021, France

The Core Program is the flagship program of the Camargo Foundation. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies to over 800 Core Program Fellows as part of its mission to support groundbreaking research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities. Each year, an esteemed panel of scholars and arts professionals selects 18 individuals or teams from over 1,000 submissions from around the world. Winners are awarded residencies in a stunning, contemplative environment where they have the space, time, and freedom to think, create, and connect. Fellowships span 6 to 11 weeks. With each cohort of Fellows, the Foundation strives to foster connections between research and creation.


The Camargo Foundation prizes diversity and welcomes applicants from all countries and nationalities, representing a broad range of creative thought and practice. Three main categories are available, and several subcategories for artists’ applications.

  • Scholars
    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
    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 (all disciplines)
    Artists in all disciplines should be the primary creators of a new work/project and should have 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, Theater Directors, and Performance Artists / Writers and Playwrights / Film, Video and Digital Artists / Composers and Sound Artists / Multidisciplinary Artists.
How to Apply: 
Eligible applicants may submit only one application. Multiple submissions will be disqualified. 
We accept applications only via our online platform, Submittable:
While 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 that describes your intended focus of the residency, whether on (a) particular work(s) or a more open-ended area of inquiry, and conveys 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 for why a residency is appropriate at this specific stage of your proposal and/or career
  •  A current CV.
  • Those applying in the Artists categories must submit work samples. If providing a work in progress, please also provide finished work. Visual artists may submit up to 16 images for visual artists; writers may submit up to 20 pages; filmmakers may submit up to 20 minutes of clips linked to a video-sharing site (Vimeo is preferred but not required.) Applicants must provide detailed information about each work sample, including descriptive captions, cue points, passwords, the applicant’s role in the work represented, etc.
  • Applicants are asked to list the names and contact information for two references. Candidates who reach the final stages of the selection process may be asked to provide letters from their references.
An informational webinar will be offered for interested applicants on September 4, 2019 at 11:00am EST (e.g. New York City) / 5:00pm CET (e.g. Paris). Please check the Foundation’s website in August for the link to the webinar and to register.For any technical questions about the application, please email <>
01 October 2019


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