Collaborative Residency in the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area

About the Program

Through this joint interdisciplinary residency program, the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Frac), and the Goethe-Institut in Marseille come together to support one international project led by a team of artists and scholars. The selected team, composed of two to four members, will be hosted both at Frac and Camargo in 2021/2022.

This Program focuses on the different dimensions of the Marseille metropolitan area. The newly established Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area is located on the Mediterranean Sea with a mix of urban areas and unique natural sites. As the second largest metropolitan area in France, it has nearly 2 million inhabitants in 92 municipalities, with large inequalities. This Program offers the possibility of a joint residency in two art organizations located in two very different parts of the metropolitan area. The focus of the selected project should involve some artistic research taking into account the two different settings/territories of the residency.

  • For artists and scholars of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe
  • Research / experimentation / production

Purpose of the Residency

The main purpose of the residency is to stimulate relations and cultural exchanges between scholars and artists of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe, in order to support the development of projects at the interface between scientific research and the arts with the aim of a common production. In their proposals, applicants should therefore clearly demonstrate their interest in interdisciplinary crossovers and exchanges between arts and sciences, on the basis of their research and itineraries.

The residents will benefit from the professional setting, the support, and the network of the involved organizations.

The residency will also include a public presentation of the working process or outcome of the residency, which will take place at each of the two residency centers (Camargo and Frac).

Practical Information

  • Eligibility +
    • The residency is open to teams of artists in all creative disciplines and researchers/critics/curators working with experimental or artistic approaches. Applicants must be professionals actively working in the arts.
    • At least one group member must be a resident of Germany.
    • Preference will be given to teams that include a member from a Mediterranean country (including the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’Azur, European countries, as well as countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean regions).
    • The team can be composed of two to four members. The team should apply with a joint proposal and artists or researchers applying as individuals are not eligible.
  • Selection criteria and priorities +

    In addition to the artistic quality of the proposal, special consideration will be given to projects and ideas that include historical, sociological, and political approaches to questions related to human migration and displacement. Interdisciplinary approaches will be given priority. The program fosters exchange in order to allow the team as well as the local arts and science communities to benefit from each other’s perspectives and mutually broaden their horizons.

  • Stipend, accommodation, and duration +
    • An overall one-time stipend of €2,500 will be provided to the selected project to cover expenditures associated with the residency (including travel expenses and production costs);
    • The residents will be hosted by the receiving organizations at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, and at Frac in Marseille;
    • The residency spans 4 to 6 weeks according to the needs of the project, divided between Marseille and Cassis. The residency can be done in different phases over a period of up to 2 years. The residencies will take place between January 2021 and December 2022.

    The precise schedule will be determined according to the availabilities of the apartments, the needs of the selected team, and general health concerns that might have an impact on travel and the residency itself.


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