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AN UPDATE FROM BAU INSTITUTE: 

Dear Applicants ,

Thank you so much for your submissions to the 2020 BAU Institute at Camargo Foundation summer arts residency in Cassis, France.

We have all been anxiously following the progression of the Coronavirus Pandemic both in France and here in the USA.

Both locations are seriously affected by the restrictions surrounding this medical emergency.

So, it is with great sadness that we are forced to cancel this upcoming summer’s residency.

Please note that application fees are non refundable. Instead, we will keep your applications on file and they will be considered with the 2021 applicant pool. If you are offered a residency  in 2021 and can not attend, your spot will be held for you for a future residency.

During the Fall, we will be in touch to extend an opportunity for you to update your application materials.We expect that many of you will experience decreased financial security from this crisis. We will be making every effort to offer travel grants to anyone who requires it. You do not need to update your application with this request. We will work with all accepted applicants to ensure that they can attend .

The summer 2021 dates are similar , 4 weeks beginning in mid July and will be posted later this summer on the BAU Institute website.

In this very difficult and dangerous time , all of us at BAU Institute wish you continued good health and fortitude. And-as much as possible, let your continuing art practice be a comfort and inspiration .

Best,

BAU Institute




BAU AT CAMARGO ARTS RESIDENCY AWARD, Cassis, France
2020 RESIDENCY DATES

2020 Residency Dates: July 20 - August 17, 2020

Applications Due:  March 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST 

 THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 11:59 pm EST on March 4, 2020. Please do not email to confirm. March 4 at 11:59 pm EST is the current deadline. That means you can submit your application up until 11:59 pm EST. This page is the correct info re: the deadline. 

Notification: March 31, 2020

BAU Institute announces call for applications for its summer 2020 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 five  years, apartments and workspaces at no cost. Hosted by 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. 

ELIGIBILITY

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. Part-time, non traditional, older adult, and graduate/PhD students (including advanced/ABD PhD students) are eligible to apply. Those on academic leave or with a scheduled graduation date before July 17, 2020 may also apply. 

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 family members or partners may live at the Camargo Foundation or visit the artist while in 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.

NEW TRAVEL SUBSIDIES 2020

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.

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. 


APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Please upload your submission following instructions on this page. Find the application form at the end of these guidelines.

 

1.     CV or resume in PDF.

2.     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.

3.     Work Samples: You may submit images, text-based files, video, or audio (depending on your discipline), of recent work. 

4.     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)

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

6.     Application Fee: $43.00

 

SUBMIT IN ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:

 

VISUAL ARTS

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:

01_LastName_Title_Dimensions_Medium

02_LastName_Title_Dimensions_Medium

 

VIDEO

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.

 

WRITING

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

 

JOINT APPLICATIONS:

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

Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Questions: Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section of the BAU Institute website: http://www.bauinstitute.org/index.php?page=faq

Or please email questions to: info@bauinstitute.org

 Good luck with your application!

 

BAU Institute