Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I am having trouble using Submittable (and/or with creating a Submittable account in order to apply). What do I do?
A: Please contact Submittable directly for any and all technical issues with using Submittable:
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Q: How do I pay my application fee?
A: Pay by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Submittable will require you to pay your application fee prior to submission completion.
Q: Do I need to have a PayPal account?
A: No. Submittable will provide you with payment instructions.
Q: Who does BAU Institute consider to be a mid career artist to be eligible for this residency?
A: Someone who has been working independently for over 10 years.
Q: Does the No Guest or Family Policy mean that if I am accepted my spouse/partner or child can NOT be in residence with me.
A: Correct. The fellowship is for the accepted artist only. Additionally, no visitors are permitted at any time during the residency
Q: What is the relationship between the Camargo Foundation and BAU Institute?
A: The two programs are entirely separate. The Camargo Foundation is the summer host for the BAU Institute’s arts residency award.
Q: I think I may have applied to The Camargo Core Program even though I meant to apply to BAU Institute…?
A: You will have to submit an entire new application via BAU Institute's Submittable link.
Q: I applied last year, can you re-use my old application?
A: No. You must submit a new application.
Q: Can I apply in multiple categories?
A: Yes. Please submit a separate application and pay a separate application fee for each category in which you wish to apply.
Q: If I apply in multiple categories can I re-use the same Letter of Intent, References, CV, etc. for each separate application?
Q: Is there an application fee discount if I apply to more than one category?
Q: What does: “each applicant must apply individually” mean?
A: EACH one submits an individual application. Include a letter of intent in which the proposed collaboration is discussed.
Q: What if I have more than one collaborator that I wish to apply with?
A: Same policy as above.
Q: Can I submit one application for my group, collective, or company?
A: No. Please follow the collaboration policy outlined above.
Q: Does BAU Institute offer application fee waivers?
A: No. The fee is required for ALL applications.
Q: Do you offer Visa sponsorship?
Q: Are you still accepting applications from musical composers?
A: No. Unfortunately, the composer’s residency has been discontinued.
Q: My work is interdisciplinary and uses sound or music. I do not need access to a piano or music studio: can I still apply?
A: Yes. Please apply in the category that is most closely related to your practice and describe the interdisciplinary nature of your work in your Letter of Intent.
Q: I am a sculpture/ceramic/metals/glass/dark room/ other type fabrication artist. BAU Institute does not have these facilities. Can I still apply?
A: Yes. Please apply, use the Letter of Intent to describe your proposed project.
Q: Is there a French language requirement for the residency?
A: No. The language of the residency is English.
Q: English is not my first language. What degree of English ability is required and can I submit work samples that are not in English?
A: You must be able to communicate well in English. Please provide English translations of submitted materials.
Q: Is the residency handicapped accessible?
A:There is a one bedroom ground floor handicapped accessible apartment. The campus and town are built on a hillside. Please contact us for additional information.
Q: What about parking? Is a car necessary?
A: A car is not necessary. The town of Cassis is about a 10-minute walk from the campus. There is a locked and gated parking lot.
Q: Can I receive feedback or advice on my application materials?
A: BAU Institute is unable to provide any feedback concerning the work samples submitted. Please submit examples of what you feel best represents your strongest work.
Q: Are there Arts residencies in Italy?
A: BAU Institute organized arts residencies in Italy from 2004 - 2016.
Please read information available in the HISTORY tab in the ABOUT BAU Page on the website.
Please email all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck with your application!