Camargo Fellowships

Camargo Fellowships

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.

Camargo Fellowship Eligibility

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

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. 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

Artists, in all disciplines, should be the primary creators of a new work/project and should 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.

Camargo Fellowship Selection Process

The Camargo Foundation has two separate 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 the Scholar and Artist Committees 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 2018 with the outcome of their application.

Applicants should not seek information about the status of their application or feedback from the panel before April 2018. General information about the selection process will be available to all applicants. However, given the large number of applications specific feedback will be limited.

Camargo Fellowship Application Form

  • Applications should be submitted via Submittable and can be accessed at : https://camargofoundation.submittable.com/submit
  • 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

Application deadline : 17th October, 2017