Camargo Core Program

About the Program

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. 

Practical Information

  • Residency Periods +
    • Fall 2019 (8 weeks)
    • Spring 2020 (6 / 8 / 11 weeks)
  • 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.

  • Accompanying Family Members +

    Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children may 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.

  • Collaborative Projects +

    Collaborative projects of up to three persons are also welcome, but only one stipend and one multi-bedroom apartment will be awarded per team. One member of the team must be designated the official fellowship recipient. Collaborative teams must provide application materials for all members of the team, including resume, work samples, etc.

  • Former Fellows +

    First-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo Fellows. Applications by former Fellows are not considered sooner than three years after their previous Camargo Core Program Fellowship.


Click here to read the 2017 guidelines (for information purposes only). 

Next Call

The call is open from July 5 to October 17, 2018 for residencies in fall 2019 and spring 2020. Check our website later or subscribe to our newsletter for more details.

The 2018 Selection Committee

  • The Artistic Committee +

    It consists of recognized professional artists, curators, arts presenters/producers, editors, and other whose primary work is with professional artists.

Anne Aghion, Filmmaker, US/France
Cis Bierickx, Multidisciplinary Arts Curator, Belgium/Germany
Nathan Davis, Composer, US
Frie Leysen, Performing Arts Curator, Belgium
Nadine Gomez, Visual Arts Curator, France
Peter Campion, Writer & Poet, US
  • The Scholar/Thinker Committee +

    It consists of recognized scholars and thinkers in their fields, representing a broad range of appropriate scholarly disciplines that reflect the fields in which Camargo receives applications.

Elisabeth Lebovici, Art Historian and Critic, France
Lynn Higgins, Scholar (French Studies), US
Mamadou Diouf, Scholar (History and Poscolonial Studies), Senegal/US
Lia Brozgal, Scholar (French Studies), US
Sharon Kinoshita, Scholar (French Studies), US
Aron Vinegar, Scholar (Architecture & Visual Studies), US/Norway

Fall 2017

8 weeks from September 5, 2017

Aline Fischer, Filmmaker, France/Germany
Amanda Eurich, Scholar (History), US/France
Amina Gautier, Writer, US
Catherine Dunlop, Scholar (European History), US
Fiona McLaughlin, Scholar (Linguistics & African Languages), US
Ilana Salama Ortar, Visual Artist, Egypt/Israel
James Cahill, Scholar (Cinema & French Literature), Canada
Timothy Brennan, Scholar (Humanities), US

Spring 2018

6 / 8 / 11 weeks from February 27, 2018

Mohamed Abdelkarim, Multidisciplinary Artist, Egypt
Bishupal Limbu, Scholar (Literature), Nepal/US
Chikako Mori, Scholar (Sociology), Japan
Fernando Munizaga, Composer, Chile/France
Christopher Trapani, Composer, US
Chibuike Uzoma, Visual Artist, Nigeria
Alyssa Verbizh, Filmmaker, Austria/France
Caio Yurgel, Scholar (Literature), Brazil/Germany
Huong Ngo, Visual Artist, China/US
Katie Kilroy-Marac
Scholar (Anthropology), Canada