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 mission of the BAU Institute is to organize residencies to support the realization of projects in the arts within an international, multicultural, and multidisciplinary community of Fellows.


BAU Institute was started in Otranto, Italy by Professor Paola Iacucci as an architecture program for college students. The name was based on the concept of Building, Arts, and Urbanism. In 2004, American artist Marthe Keller collaborated with Professor Iacucci to transition BAU Institute into an arts and culture residency for creative professionals.
The next major transition occurred in 2012 when BAU Institute became an official Non Profit 501(3)C organization registered in New York, NY (USA). With the retirement of Professor Iaccuci and Marthe Keller from the BAU Institute, the Otranto Residency ended in 2015. In 2016, BAU Institute organized an arts residency at a farmstead in the nearby countryside of Puglia, Italy. Following the summer of 2016, the BAU Institute Puglia Residency For Artists and Writers was discontinued when the site of this residency became unavailable.
2014 also began BAU Institute’s new relationship with the Camargo Foundation. The BAU Institute Arts Residency Award offers BAU Institute funded fellowships to all accepted artists. This one-month summer residency, at the Camargo Foundation, is currently the only residency that is offered by BAU Institute. New for 2018 are two travel subsidies of $1500.00 USD to mid-career artists in all disciplines to attend the residency.

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.

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.