Goethe Institut at Camargo


About the Program

The Goethe-Institut and the Camargo Foundation have been working hand in hand since 2014 to support one international project led by artists and scholars every year, and to welcome them in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area. The residency’s theme or emphasis is determined on an annual basis. It is conceived on the current challenges and conundra in Europe and the Mediterrenean Basin, on which the Camargo Foundation focuses.

  • For artists, scholars, and thinkers
  • Research / experimentation / production

About the Partner

The Goethe-Institut, as the major international cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany, promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. It also invites the international audience to discover Germany by educating it about its cultural, social, and political life. To mark the occasion of the nomination of Marseille-Provence as European Capital of Culture in 2013, the Goethe Institut opened a branch in Marseille, which has since been offering cultural activities year-round.


Applicants must be professionals actively working in the mentioned disciplines. At least one group member must have his/her principal residence in 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 Souther and Eastern Mediterranean region). Teams can be composed of two to four members.
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 the implications of migration. Multidisciplinary approaches will be given priority.
We invite artists and scholars to present joint projects. The program favors exchange in order to allow the team as well as the local arts and science communities to benefit from each others' perspectives and mutually broaden their horizons.


An overall one-time stipend of €2,500 will be granted to the selected project to cover expenditures associated with the residency (including travel expenses and reimbursement for any of the selected artists’ or scholars’ material costs).


3 to 6 weeks according to the project.


Kathrin Wildner and Katarina Pelosi "Les échos des souffles" project, 2019
Scattah Brain, Diaz, Andreas Schmiedecker, Viktoria Metschl "Mediterranean Drexciya" project, 2018
Mohamedali Ltaief (Dali) and Darja Stocker, 2017
Erik Göngrich and Boris Sieverts, 2016