Friday, September 22, 2023

Camargo Fellowship Program for Thinkers, Artists and Scholars

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 TYPE :Camp, workshop
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : All
 PLACE : France
STATUS : 9 Days left

Applications are currently being received for Camargo Fellowship Program for Thinkers, Artists, and Scholars. This Program for Scholars, Thinkers and Artists is the flagship program of the Camargo Foundation in France. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies to nearly 1500 Core Program Fellows. With this 2024-2025 edition, the Camargo Foundation’s residency program, known in recent years as the «core program» returns to its original name, the Camargo Fellowship program.

Founded by American artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, this program is part of the foundation’s 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 candidates.

Winners are awarded residencies in a stunning, contemplative environment where they have the space, time, and freedom to think, create, and connect. With each cohort of Fellows, the Foundation strives to foster connections between research and creation. From now on, 14 fellows will be selected annually for a Camargo Fellowship residency.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Camargo Foundation in France.
  • Area: Research and experimentation that challenge the borders of academic and artistic inquiry while promoting cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural exchange.
  • Number of awards: 14 fellowships per year (7 artists and 7 scholars & thinkers).
  • Duration: 10 weeks.
  • Target group: Open to people of creative thought and practice (All nationalities).

Benefits of the Camargo Fellowship Program for Thinkers, Artists and Scholars

The fellowship program provide selected candidates with the following benefits:

Stipend: A stipend of EUR 350 per week is provided (EUR 3500 for the entire duration of the residency), as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis per Fellow. In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked in advance is covered.

Additional Funding: Fellows may not accept gainful employment that will prevent them from focusing on their project during their residencies at Camargo. Research leaves or other forms of sabbatical that provide income during the grant period are allowed, as are fees for occasional lectures or participation in seminars. Additional grants that do not contradict the conditions of the Camargo Fellowship are encouraged.

Work Spaces & Facilities: The Camargo Foundation’s campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an open-air theater, one artist’s studio with a darkroom, and one composer’s studio with a piano. The Camargo Foundation does not have a dance studio. The facilities are ideal for desk work. The Camargo Foundation does not provide art supplies or technical equipment. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen for residents to prepare their own meals

Visual Artists : While Camargo can provide an artist studio, it is important to keep in mind that the Camargo Fellowship is a research-based residency, focused on research rather than production. The foundation does not cover shipping costs related to the transportation of artworks (to and from the foundation), or of any material work that might be produced during the residency.

Visas : For non-European Union citizens, a visa may be required depending on nationality and length of stay. The processing of this visa may take a considerable amount of time. Fellows who are not from European Union countries should contact the French Embassy or Consulate in their area for information regarding visa requirements for France. The Camargo Foundation will provide an invitation letter if required.

Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children are welcome to accompany Fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency. Accompanying children must be at least six years old upon arrival and enrolled in and attending school or organized activities outside the Camargo Foundation campus during the week. The Camargo Foundation staff will advise fellows on how to enroll their children in the local public schools. Only family members whose names appear on the application form may be in residence.

Animals other than officially registered service animals are not allowed. Fellows are responsible for securing all necessary documents and meeting all standards if bringing a service dog from outside of the country.

Fall 2024: 10 weeks from September 3rd to November 12th, 2024.

Spring 2025: 10 weeks from February 28th to May 9th, 2025.

Eligibility of the Camargo Fellowship Program for Thinkers, Artists and Scholars

The program welcomes applicants from all countries and nationalities, representing a broad range of creative thought and practice. Three main categories are available:


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 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. The program is interested in work attuned to the theoretical arena, the arts, and society.

Artists (all disciplines)

Artists should keep in mind that the Camargo Fellowship is a research-based residency. Applicants should have had practice for, at a minimum, the previous 5 years. They should be the primary creators of new work or a new project. They should be able to demonstrate a track record of publications, public performances and 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 identify 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.

Additional Information

Collaborative Projects: Teams of up to three individuals are welcome to apply, including but not limited to interdisciplinary collaborative projects. One stipend and one travel grant are awarded to each member of the team, and one multi-bedroom apartment is assigned to the entire team. Collaborative teams must provide application materials for all members of the team, including CVs and work samples. A maximum of 2 collaborative projects per application cycle can be selected.

Translation Projects: Professional translators are eligible to apply. Academic translators who meet the eligibility requirements for Scholars can apply under the Scholar category. Literary translators with a theoretical or research-oriented project are encouraged to apply under the Thinker category. Translators who frame their practice as creative writing can apply under the Writer category. Applicants are welcome to choose the category they prefer according to their specific project and profile.

Former Fellows: When equally ranked, first-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo Fellows. Former Fellows may not apply until three years after their previous fellowship.

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How to Apply for the Camargo Core Program for Thinkers, Artists and Scholars

Interested applicants in this Europe opportunity should click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications.

English is the language of the application and selection processes. 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:

  1. A proposal summary (word limit: 100 words).
  2. A proposal narrative that describes your intended focus during 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 (word limit: 1,200 words).
  3. A rationale for wanting to work specifically in the framework of the Camargo Fellowship residency (as opposed to any other residency programs) and/or in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area, including but not limited to existing or potential connections with people, places, organizations, and environments (word limit: 300 words).
  4. A rationale for why a residency is appropriate at this specific stage of your proposal and/or career (word limit: 300 words).
  5. A current CV (3 pages maximum).
  6. All applicants must submit work samples. If providing a work in progress, please also provide finished work. Visual artists may submit a portfolio (PDF); writers may submit up to 20 pages; filmmakers may submit up to 20 minutes of the film (up to 3 links with a total duration of no more than 20 minutes, Vimeo is preferred but not required); composers may submit music or sound samples as weblinks (up to 3 links with a total duration of no more than 20 minutes) and/or a score (PDF). Detailed information about the number of work samples that are required, their maximum length, the materials, and the file format(s), is available in the application form on Submittable.
  7. Applicants are asked to list the names and contact information of two references. Candidates who reach the final stages of the selection process may be asked to provide letters from their references.

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