Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, by 6:00pm EST (e.g., New York City).


Cassis, South of France.



The Core Program – The Camargo Foundation. 

Each year, an esteemed panel of scholars and arts professionals selects 18 individuals or teams from over 1,000 submissions from around the world. Winners are awarded residencies in a stunning, contemplative environment where they have the space, time, and freedom to think, create, and connect. Fellowships span 6 to 11 weeks. With each cohort of Fellows, the Foundation strives to foster connections between research and creation.

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  • Scholars:

Scholars should be connected to the Arts and Humanities working on French and Francophone cultures, or cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region. To be eligible for a fellowship in the “Scholars” category, applicants are expected either to hold a PhD and a record of post-doctoral scholarship, or, to be PhD candidates completing the final stages of research for, or writing of, their dissertation.

  • Thinkers:

Thinkers include accomplished professionals and practitioners in cultural and creative fields (such as curators, journalists, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.) who are professionally engaged in critical thought. We are interested in work attuned to the theoretical arena, the arts, and society.

  • Artists (all disciplines):

Artists in all disciplines should be the primary creators of a new work/project and should have a track record of publications, performances, exhibitions, credits, awards, and/or grants. We are interested in artists who have a fully developed, mature artistic voice. Applicants may include artists who are engaged in critical thought and research-oriented projects. When applying, artists will have to choose among the following subcategories: Visual Artists / Choreographers, Theater Directors, and Performance Artists / Writers and Playwrights / Film, Video and Digital Artists / Composers and Sound Artists / Multidisciplinary Artists.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Art
  • Art Administration
  • Dance
  • Musical Arts
  • Theatre and Drama Studies
  • Languages
  • Film & Television
  • Journalism
  • Writing

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

6 to 11 weeks.

Fall 2020: 8 weeks from September 8 to November 3.
Spring 2021: 6 weeks from February 23 to April 6, 8 weeks from February 23 to April 20 , or 11 weeks from February 23 to May 11.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

The Camargo Foundation prizes diversity and welcomes applicants from all countries and nationalities, representing a broad range of creative thought and practice. Three main categories are available, and several subcategories for artists’ applications.

  • Teams of up to three individuals are welcome to apply, including but not limited to interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Only one stipend, one travel grant, and one multi-bedroom apartment will be awarded per team. The travel grant will cover the travel expenses of the team member traveling the greatest distance. One member of the team must be designated the official fellowship recipient. Collaborative teams must provide application materials for all members of the team, including CVs and work samples.
  • Professional translators are eligible to apply. Academic translators who meet the eligibility requirements for Scholars can apply under the Scholar category. Literary translators with a theoretical or research-oriented project are encouraged to apply under the Thinker category. Translators who frame their practice as creative writing can apply under the Writer category. Applicants are welcome to choose the category they prefer according to their specific project and profile.
  • When equally ranked, first-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo Fellows. Former Fellows may not apply until three years after their previous fellowship.
  • Purpose of the Residency:

– Research, Experiment & Create: Applicants must submit a proposal of work they would like to accomplish during their residencies. Proposals may include specific projects to develop or complete (e.g. a book, film, composition, artwork, etc.) or research into a particular topic or issue, in advance of writing or creating a work of art. Research projects should be pertinent to the Fellow’s field. The Camargo Core Program welcomes both open-ended exploration, or more focused works.

– Exchange & Network: During the residency, discussions are held regularly so that Fellows have the opportunity to present their work to the group. These project discussions serve as an opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange. All Fellows are required to be present at these discussions. The Camargo Foundation’s staff will provide formal and informal links with the region, meetings with professionals whose areas of expertise are relevant to Fellows’ work, and opportunities to attend events and to invite outside professionals to project discussions. On a voluntary basis, Fellows have the opportunity to present their work as part of the programming of cultural and educational organizations in the region. As part of Camargo’s interest in engaging the local community, we encourage Fellows to also consider possible programs with students (for example, a classroom visit or hands-on workshop). Such events would be conceived and organized in close consultation with the Foundation staff.

  • Work developed during the residency may be in any language. In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, candidates must be able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is useful but not required.
  • The time in Cassis must be spent on the project or area of inquiry proposed to and accepted by the selection committee and approved by the Camargo Board of Trustees. Fellows must be physically in residence at the Camargo Foundation during the entire residency period. This stipulation does not preclude absences during weekends. Frequent or prolonged absences are not acceptable.
  • Research should be at a stage that does not require resources unavailable in the Marseille-Cassis-Aix region or online. Applicants planning on conducting research in local archives may need to rent a car during their Fellowship at their own expense.
  • An evaluation is conducted at the end of the residency period. The Foundation may ask Fellows two to three years after their fellowship for an update on the progress on the project or area of inquiry pursued while at Camargo Foundation.
  • A copy of any publication (digital or paper) resulting from work done during the residency should be sent to the Camargo Foundation. Any publication, exhibit, or performance resulting from the grant must provide credit to the Camargo Foundation.


  • the quality of the proposal.
  • the quality and significance of the professional accomplishments of the applicant.
  • the fit between the proposal and the Camargo Foundation’s specificities and/or the connection to the Aix-Marseille-Provence area.
  • the relevance of a residency at the stage of the career of the applicant.

Opportunity Cost


  • Only one stipend, one travel grant, and one multi-bedroom apartment will be awarded per team. The travel grant will cover the travel expenses of the team member traveling the greatest distance. One member of the team must be designated the official fellowship recipient.
  • A stipend of 250 USD per week is provided, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis for the Fellow for the residency. In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked in advance is covered.
  • Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children are welcome to accompany fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency. Accompanying children must be at least six years old upon arrival and enrolled in and attending school or organized activities outside the Camargo Foundation campus during the week. The Camargo Foundation staff will advise on enrollment in the local public schools. Only family members whose names appear on the application form may be in residence. Animals other than officially registered service animals are not allowed. Fellows are responsible for securing all necessary documents and meeting all standards if bringing a service dog from outside of the country.
  • Applicants planning on conducting research in local archives may need to rent a car during their Fellowship at their own expense.
  • All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen for residents to prepare their own meals.
  • For non–European Union citizens, a visa may be required depending on nationality and length of stay. The processing of this visa may take a considerable amount of time. Fellows who are not from European Union countries should contact the French Embassy or Consulate in their area for information regarding visa requirements for France. The Camargo Foundation will provide an invitation letter if needed.

How to Apply

First Step: While the application form must be submitted in English, the supporting materials (CV, work samples, etc.) can be submitted either in English or French.

Applications must include the following:

  • A proposal narrative that describes your intended focus of the residency, whether on (a) particular work(s) or a more open-ended area of inquiry, and conveys the relevance of your project for today.
  • A rationale for wanting to work specifically at Camargo (as opposed to any other residency center) and/or in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area, including but not limited to existing or potential connections with people, places, organizations, and environments.
  • A rationale for why a residency is appropriate at this specific stage of your proposal and/or career.
  • A current CV.
  • Those applying in the Artists categories must submit work samples. If providing a work in progress, please also provide finished work. Visual artists may submit up to 16 images for visual artists; writers may submit up to 20 pages; filmmakers may submit up to 20 minutes of clips linked to a videosharing site (Vimeo is preferred but not required.) Applicants must provide detailed information about each work sample, including descriptive captions, cue points, passwords, the applicant’s role in the work represented, etc.
  • Applicants are asked to list the names and contact information for two references. Candidates who reach the final stages of the selection process may be asked to provide letters from their references.
  • Collaborative teams must provide application materials for all members of the team, including CVs and work samples.

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Third Step: Make a new account on the official website.

Fourth Step: Complete the application then submit it.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hanine Aymen/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team