Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are Covid 19 vaccines required to attend the residency?
A: Fellows in residency must be fully vaccinated against Covid 19.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is there an application fee discount if I apply to more than one category?

A: No.

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?

A: No.

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:

Good luck with your application!