BAU Institute Arts Residency Award,
hosted at the Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
2023 Residency Dates
July 25 - August 23, 2023
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 11:59 PM EST.
BAU Institute announces call for applications for its summer 2023 artist residencies at a Seaside mediterranean village Near Marseille.
New this year: travel subsidies
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.
BAU Institute encourages national and international applicants of diverse backgrounds. The residency may accommodate up to 15. Fellowship selections are determined by a rotating panel of discipline-specific professionals.
Applications will not be considered from full-time students.
Fellows in residency must be fully vaccinated against Covid 19.
About the Camargo Foundation
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 farmers’ markets, restaurants and stores. The Foundation is adjacent to the hiking trails of the National Park of the Calanques. The culturally diverse 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.
All Fellows receive a private apartment. The apartments are furnished and have fully equipped kitchens. Linens and towels are provided. A washer and dryer are available for personal laundry. On campus amenities include Wi-Fi, parking, reference library, outdoor Greek Theater, gardens and large terraces with sea views. Visual artists work in their apartments or in additional studio spaces.
Fellows are responsible for transportation to the Residency and meal costs while there. BAU Institute will host a Welcome and a Farewell Dinner.
The Fellowship is for the accepted artist only. No guests or family members may visit the Camargo Foundation during the BAU Institute residency.
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.
Travel Subsidies 2023
BAU Institute will offer travel subsidies of $1,500 USD to each of two chosen mid-career applicants who require financial assistance in order to attend the residency. A mid-career artist is one who has been working independently for over ten years. Applications are accepted in all disciplines. Mid-career artists may apply for one or both awards, depending on eligibility.
IF APPLYING FOR A TRAVEL SUBSIDY YOU MUST STATE IN YOUR LETTER OF INTENT THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE RESIDENCY UNLESS OFFERED ONE.
The Anne Chu Award
This new subsidy honors the legacy of 2015 BAU Institute Fellow Anne Chu, a multi-disciplinary artist who worked primarily in sculpture. The award is open to mid-career artists working in all disciplines and from all backgrounds who require financial assistance to attend the residency.
Read more about Anne Chu
The BAU Institute Travel Award for Diversity
This new subsidy is open to mid-career artists of any discipline who self-identify as artists of color and who require financial assistance to attend the residency.
Please upload your submission following instructions on this page. Find the application form at the end of these guidelines.
- CV or resume in PDF.
- A letter of intent: Your letter should include three elements: a description your artistic practice, a proposal of your intended project while in residence and a discussion why a BAU at Camargo Residency will specifically benefit your work.
If required, include your request and eligibility for either (or both) travel subsidies.
- Work Samples: You may submit images, text-based files, video, or audio (depending on your discipline), of recent work.
- Work Sample Information: Please submit a PDF listing the Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions/Duration, and up to 2 sentences of relevant information about the piece (if applicable)
- Professional References: Name, Title (if applicable), and email address of 2 professional references who may be contacted. Do not send letters unless requested.
- 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 Seven (7) JPEG images (72 dpi, maximum file size 1MB).
The images should be titled as follows:
1. Links to three video excerpts, each a maximum of 3 minutes long. If you are sending a longer piece, please make sure to mark which continuous, 3-minutes segment you would like the jury to review. We ONLY review video or audio documentation for candidates whose work is time or sound-based.
Please Submit up to 10 pages total.
Submissions may include any combination of the following:
a. three to six poems
b. up to two short stories, essays or articles
c. excerpt from a manuscript (fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, memoir) or theater/film script
The writing samples should be titled as follows:
01_LastName_Title_Category (poetry, fiction, essay, etc.)_Year
Each applicant must apply individually. Please discuss the proposed collaboration in your letter of intent.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
Please email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Good luck with your application!