Summer Institutes and Seminars

With the quality of its facilities and its location, Camargo is a perfect site for institutes and seminars. The campus offers different indoor and outdoor spaces for small and larger meetings, and the quality of the facilities as well as the setting facing the sea make it highly conducive to discussions and exchanges.

Participants can be accommodated on site in the 18 individual bedrooms. There is a large number of hotels within walking distance, if needed to host additional participants.

The group coordinator who organizes the institute or seminar will work with Staff in advance and manage the program once it is on site.

The Camargo Staff is available not only to assist with practical elements and information, but also has a large network of contacts in the area related to arts, humanities, and social and human sciences. The Staff also welcomes an opportunity to engage in the conception of a program, and can suggest possible visits or meetings relevant and tailor-made to the specific subject of the seminar/institute.

Depending on the subject, it might also be possible to include an event for the public and/or professionals in the area in the amphitheater or the music conference room.

For more information about summer institutes and seminars at Camargo, please contact:
Cathy Lang Ho
Director of U.S. Development and Partnerships

The BAU Institute


The BAU Institute Residency offers international mid-career artists, who have been working independently for over ten years, apartments and workspaces at no cost. Hosted at the Camargo Foundation, the BAU Institute’s Residency award supports artists working in the visual arts, film, performance, and writing on a secluded campus in Cassis, France.

The BAU Institute Residency provides artists a singular opportunity to devote intense focus on projects within an inspiring campus perched above the Mediterranean Sea. Residents are free to create their own schedule of studio practice combined with group dinners and outings. Film screenings, readings and studio presentations also support a vibrant community among Fellows. The setting enables undisturbed creativity, while still offering interaction with the local village of Cassis and the nearby city of Marseille.

At Camargo

The participants of the BAU Institute, in residence at the Camargo Foundation from July 24 to August 21, 2019 are: Janice Guy, Jacqueline Jones Lamon, Suji Kwock Kim, Kalup Linzy, Ronny Quevedo, Barry Schwabsy, Marilyn Lerner, Lilly Wei, Elmaz Abinader, Carol Szymanki, Yevgeniya Baras, Gina Angelone.

Residency Director: Iona Kleinhaut

The Medieval Workshop


The Medieval Workshop consists of a one-week residency for Medieval Studies scholars convened by Marilynn Desmond (University of Binghampton) and Noah Guynn (University of California, Davis).

In 2019, the topic is “Medieval Forms.” They will share and critique essays in the fields of English, French, Occitan, and Italian Literature and Art History that examine the relation between aesthetic forms and social formations in the Middle Ages.

The participants are: Dr Anke Bernau, University of Manchester, Professor Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis, Professor Marilynn Desmond, State University of New York, Binghamton, Dr Mary Franklin-Brown, Cambridge University, Dr Jane Gilbert, University College, London, Professor Noah Guynn, University of California, Davis, Dr Catherine Keen, University College, London, Professor Robert Mills, University College, London, Dr Julie Singer, Washington University of St. Louis, Dr Luke Sunderland, University of Durham.

At Camargo

This workshop takes place every two years.

Maghrebi Jewish-Muslim Interactions Seminar

September 17-18, 2019


This event brings together a Euro-Mediterranean and transatlantic group of artists, performers, and scholars working across a wide range of genres, including music, theatre, film, street art, and stand-up comedy, to discuss cultural encounters, influences, and cooperation between Maghribi Jews and Muslims. The event works towards an interactive exhibition, building on online archive of cultural artefacts and recordings.

Seminar organized by Karima Dirèche, Samuel Everett, and Rebekah Vince for the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge in partnership with Aix-Marseille University, European Association for Jewish Studies, and Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres University.

The participants are: Arthur Asseraf, Adi Bharat, Morgan Corriou, Naomi Davidson, Karima Dirèche, Agathe Dreyfus, Mathias Dreyfus, Neta El Kayam, Sami Everett, Jonathan Glasser, Amit Hai Cohen, Warda Hajab, Miléna Kartowski-Aïach, Hadj Miliani, Iris Miské, Jonas Sibony, Chris Silver, Rebekah Vince, Naima Yahi, and Mourad Yelles.