Camargo Core Fellowship Program in Arts and Humanities (Fully-funded to Cassis, France) 2021/2022
Duration: Eight weeks
Deadline: 1st October 2020
Summary: The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities for the Arts and Humanities Residency and Fellowship Program.
Details: 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 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.
Field of Study: 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 Ph.D. and a record of post-doctoral scholarship or to be Ph.D. 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.
- 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. 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.
Selection Criteria: 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 / Aix-Marseille-Provence area
- the relevance of a residency at the stage of the career of the applicant
A stipend of 250 USD per week is provided, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis for the Fellow for the residency. In the case of air travel, the basic coach class booked in advance is covered.
Click here to read the guidelines of the Camargo Core Program 2021-2022.