Bau at Camargo Arts Residency Award

Cassis, France

In 2014 BAU Institute launched a new arts residency hosted by the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. The Residency provides BAU Institute funded Fellowships for the realization of projects in the arts. There is no cost to attend. Creative practioners demonstrating a serious commitment to their practice and a desire to work independently within an international community are welcome to apply.

2017 Residency Dates

July 24 - August 21, 2017

Application Deadline:

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 12:00 AM EST


BAU Institute welcomes international applicants. The residency supports the development of work in the Visual Arts (including photography, video and new media), Creative Writing, Dramatic Writing, Performance and Musical Composition. The residency may accommodate up to 15 people at a time. Fellowship selections are determined by a rotating panel of discipline specific professionals.

The BAU at Camargo fellowship

The fellowship provides artists with live-work apartments at no cost.
The Camargo Foundation campus is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea with breathtaking views of the harbor and Cap Canaille, the highest maritime cliff in Europe. It is a short walk to the village of Cassis with regional open markets, restaurants and stores where necessities may be found. There is abundant food shopping. A short walk along the coast brings you to the National Park of the Calanques with spectacular limestone cliffs. The lively city of Marseille is 30 minutes away by train, bus or car. From Marseille it is an easy transfer to either the airport or the express train system for travel within France and other European cities. The Camargo Foundation is a seven minute drive to the train station in Cassis.

All Fellows will receive a private bedroom in either a one or two bedroom apartment.
The apartments are all furnished and have fully equipped kitchens. Linens and towels are provided. A washer and dryer are available for personal laundry. There are no telephones in the apartments, but there is WiFi throughout most of the campus. There is on-campus parking however, a car is not necessary. Driving within Cassis pedestrian center and harbor is restricted. The grounds of the Camargo Foundation contain a large reference library, an outdoor Greek Theater, gardens and large terraces with sea views for the use of the residents. There is a private music studio with a Steinway piano for a composer. Visual artists work in their apartments or in additional spaces on the property.

The language of the residency is English. There is no French language requirement for the fellowship. Transportation and meals are the responsibility of the residents. BAU Institute will host a Welcome and a Farewell Dinner. Fellows are encouraged to organize pot lucks and picnics. There is a no overnight guest policy and no children or pets may visit the Foundation. A refundable $250.00 USD security deposit is due upon acceptance.

The BAU Institute Residency Director will be on site and available for assistance.
Additional support from the Camargo Foundation staff during business hours is also available.Fellows receive extensive information packets before arrival to facilitate their travel plans and prepare for life in Cassis.

Application guidelines

Please upload your submission following instructions on this page. Find the application form at the end of these guidelines.
Have the following 5 items ready before starting your submission:

  1. CV or resume in PDF.
  2. A letter of intent: Describe the work you plan to undertake while in residence, and how the specific nature of this residency will benefit your work.
  3. Documentation of your work: You may submit either images, text-based files, video, or audio, depending on your discipline.

Specify the following:

  1. Professional References: Name, Title (if applicable), and email address of 2 professional references who may be contacted. Do not send letters unless requested.
  2. Application Fee: $43.00

Submit in only one of the following disciplines:


If your medium is painting, sculpture, installation, site-specific, digital media, photography, or drawing, please submit JPEG images.
1. Seven (7) JPEG images, at 72 DPI resolution, maximum file size for each image submitted, 1MB. Images must be numbered as in the WORK SAMPLE LIST. We can only accept JPEGs. Please do NOT submit Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files.


1. Links to three video excerpts. Please make sure to mark which 3-minutes of each piece you would like the jury to review. The jury will be required to watch 3 minutes for each; it is at their discretion whether they will watch more. We ONLY review video or audio documentation for candidates whose work is time-based, interactive, webbased, kinetic, film, video, theatre, sound, music, spoken word, and performance.


Please Submit one of the following:
a. six to ten poems
b. two short stories, essays or articles
c. fifteen pages of a fiction manuscript or dramatic/film script

Joint applications:

Each applicant must apply individually. Please discuss the proposed collaboration in your letter of intent.

Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
Please email questions to:


Good luck with your application!