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25 Jun 2011

Camargo Foundation

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. The Foundation encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and thought leaders in the arts and humanities.

In 2013 the Camargo Foundation and the Jerome Foundation issued a press release announcing that from now on they will be operating under a single governance and management structure.

The Camargo Foundation's core Fellowship program provides time and space to scholars and artists to reflect and create. The next available Fellowship program will be in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. Please visit the To Apply page of the website for further information.

In addition to the Foundation's core program, Camargo hosts a number of partnership programs throughout the year.

The campus is located at the entrance of the harbor and has a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean and Cap Canaille, one of the highest maritime cliffs in Europe. The buildings and grounds contain thirteen apartments, a reference library, a music-conference room, two studios for composers and/or visual artists, lovely gardens, a Chinese Terrace, and an outdoor Greek Theater.

During the residency program, fellows meet at least once a week for project discussions. The Foundation also offers to introduce fellows to local professionals in their fields and organizes events such as concerts, film screenings, poetry readings, guest speakers, and day excursions. The cultural life in the Aix-Marseille area is rich in theatre, art exhibits, lectures, ballet, music, and cinema.

The Foundation's library is primarily for reference and study purposes. There are several major libraries and research centers in the area, including the Méjanes, the Archives d'outre-mer, and the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire in Aix-en-Provence, and the Archives Départementales, the Bibliothèque de l'Alcazar and the Bibliothèque Municipale in Marseille.

The Camargo Foundation Mission Statement