EHESS at Camargo

Art & Social Sciences

About the Program

For the third consecutive year, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Camargo Foundation have joined forces to offer two residency grants at the Camargo Foundation for an artist (who must reside abroad) and a social science scholar. The aim of this program is to stimulate relations and exchanges between researchers and artists for the development of projects at the interface between the social sciences and the arts with the goal of developing a joint production. The residency participates in this reflection on the mutual enrichment resulting from the dialogue between creation and research, recently reinforced by the CRESS program - Creation and Research in Social Sciences.

In their proposals, the candidates must show, from their research or their background, the interest they have in interdisciplinary crossings and exchanges between the social sciences and the arts. 

  • About the Partner +

    The École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), French Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, brings together scholars and students from all over the world with the aim at bringing together all disciplines of social sciences and humanities to understand societies in all their complexity. Since its creation as autonomous institution in 1975, history, sociology, anthropology, economics, social sciences, philosophy, geography, literary studies, psychology and cognitive sciences are practised at EHESS in a permanent interdisciplinary dialogue. The institution hosts 40 research units organized around a field, an approach or, for the purpose of a third of them, a "cultural area". More than 800 teachers and scholars develop knowledge, train and supervise master's and PhD students and scholars. EHESS has a very important centre in Marseille.

    Learn more: www.ehess.fr

  • Eligibility +
    • The researcher must belong to a laboratory under the tutelage of the EHESS. In order to be eligible, the researcher must be affiliated to EHESS at the time of application and during the residency. 

    • The artist must be the principal creator of a new work or project. To be eligible, the artist must reside outside of France.

    • This program encourages applications by pairs that are already formed;

    • The jury will be particularly attentive to teams working in connection with the EHESS activities in Marseille (mainly the Allez Savoir Festival);

    • Particular attention will also be given to projects that resonate with the thematic axes that Camargo is currently developing around the future of our societies. Because of its geographical location at the heart of the calanques and facing the Mediterranean, but also because of its history of experimentation at the crossroads of disciplines, Camargo is today a place for sharing questions and knowledge, experimenting with new forms of encounters and thinking about possible futures. Candidates are free to interpret these axes in a very open way, the starting point being the horizon that opens up before one's eyes and invites the imagination to wander;

    • Priority may also be given to projects for which a cultural institution is approached for the production and/or distribution.

    • The first results of this collaboration should be presented at EHESS and Camargo during the residency. The collaboration may continue within other residency programs (e.g. the CRESS program at EHESS).
    • Projects selected in the framework of the EHESS CRESS program are eligible.  
  • Stipend +

    Each of the two residency grants will include: 

    •  For the artist: an allowance equivalent to one month of the visiting professors program (between 3,700 and 4,000 euros depending on the country of origin for a period of 28 days);

    •  For the EHESS researcher: only the reimbursement of expenses related to the residency (transportation if necessary, per diem). 

    The hosting of the selected team at Camargo includes the provision of an apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom during the month of residence. Because of its location facing the sea and its relationship to the surrounding landscape, Camargo offers a setting conducive to research, contemplation and reflection. Work spaces include a library, an art and music studio (subject to availability), an outdoor theater, and informal shared spaces such as terraces and gardens.

  • Calendar +

    The residences will last a total of four weeks (possibility of one or two stays) and will take place between November 2022 and November 2023. The dates will be determined according to the availability of the team and the Camargo Foundation.

Application and Selection

  • Application guidelines +

    The call for applications is open from March 15 to April 15, 2022 (midnight - Paris time)

    Click here to read the 2022 guidelines. These guidelines exist in French only, as French is the language of the application and selection processes. The work developed during the residency may be in any language.

    Applicants must submit their application ONLY online via the application form.

    It will consist of the following elements: 

    1. General information about the candidates;

    2. The application proposal, including a summary of the project and a detailed description (2,000 words max) ;

    3. Elements on the profile of the applicants (CV of the researcher and the artist; examples of previous work for the artist only);

    4. Any additional information on the selection priorities (link with Festival Allez Savoir or Camargo's priority axis), as well as on the cultural institutions approached for the production/dissemination of the project.


    The selection will be made by a jury of researchers and representatives of the artistic and academic sectors. The announcement of the selected teams will take place at the end of May 2022.


Residents

Sabrina Mervin and Rania Stephan, 2020
Marion Slitine and Youness Atbane, 2020-2021
Chiara Cremaschi and Camille Schmoll, 2022
Julie Peghini and Zora Snake, 2022