About The Camargo Foundation
The Camargo Foundation is a residential and cultural center
founded by Jerome Hill in Cassis, France. The Foundation
offers an interdisciplinary residency fellowship program
for scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social
sciences related to French and francophone cultures as well
as for composers, writers, and visual artists pursuing creative
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 will
continue to organize and host cultural events such as indoor
and outdoor concerts, seminars, exhibits, and literary festivals
during this time. Please monitor this website for any announcements relating to applications for the next Fellowship program, in 2014.
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, three studios for composers and/or visual artists, lovely gardens, a Chinese Terrace, and an outdoor Greek Theater.
During the residency program,
fellows meet once a week for project discussions. The Foundation also offers to introduce fellows to local professionals in their fields and organizes a
number of events such as contemporary and chamber music 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.
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.
are fully furnished and equipped. They are centrally heated and cleaned regularly by one
of the staff. Bed linen and towels are
provided and laundered by the Foundation.
A washer and dryer are available at a reasonable price for personal laundry. No pets are allowed.
There are no telephones in the apartments, but fellows may borrow
mobile phones for use during the semester.
Fellows are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer;
access is available throughout most of the campus.
A photocopier, printer, microfilm reader(35mm), and electric typewriter (American
keyboard) are also on the premises.
guests are permitted in the apartments except spouses/adult
partners and dependent minors whose residence is requested
at the time of the original application. There
are several hotels in Cassis where visitors can stay.
Foundation is a five-minute walk from the village and
approximately 30 minutes by train, bus, or car from
Marseille and Aix-en-Provence . During the residency
program, the Foundation provides mini-van service to the
Cassis train station and to a large
supermarket once a week.
claims 300 sunny days a year. When the sun is shining, even in
winter, the sidewalk cafes, and the Foundation's terraces, are
warm enough for midday lunch outside. However, the nighttime
temperatures may drop to freezing, so warm clothing
there is no French language requirement for a Camargo Fellowship,
it is highly recommended that fellows be as familiar with
the language as possible. Fellows should be fluent in English.
The Camargo Foundation Mission Statement and Goals
Some information about the Jerome Hill legacy:
Board of Trustees: Charles Zelle, Chair; Calogero Salvo, Vice Chair; Dr. Gary Nan Tie, Treasurer; Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Secretary; Philip Bither, Carlyle Brown, Patricia Hampl, Elizabeth Streb
Trustee emeritus: Cheryl Hooper
Executive Directors: Russell Young (1970-1985), Michael J. Pretina (1985-2005), Jean-Pierre Dautricourt (2005-2008), Cornelia Higginson & Leon Selig
(2008-2011), Cynthia A. Gehrig, President (2013 - )