Calanques, Territory of Sciences, Inspiring Influences

Carmago Foundation, Cassis, France
Deadline: 22 June 2017

Carmago Foundation

Carmago Foundation

Residency from January 10, 2018 to February 14, 2018, Call for Applications:

Current changes in the environment are provoking questions about ourselves and the Human-Nature relationships more and more often.
The Calanques National Park, the Pythéas Research Institute (Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD), and the Camargo Foundation have decided to invite eight international artists or collectives for a one-month residency in January-February 2018. Accompanied by researchers, officers and users of the park, selected artists will be invited to re-invent links between nature and inhabitants of the Marseille metropolitan area in the setting of the Calanques National Park.
Artists should apply with a project or a research project linked to the questions raised by Gilles Clément and the Park’s specific areas of inquiry, as mentioned above. In advance of the residency, interaction with researchers from Pythéas and people from the Park will be organized, depending on the proposals of each selected artist, and tailored meetings will be offered to every artist during
the period of residency.
Chosen artists will also participate in different activities of sharing knowledge and skills: a meeting/ workshop with kids from secondary or primary level; a master class for students from Art or Architecture schools; a public presentation at the end of the residency. A showing of the outcome of the residency, in partnership with the FRAC, Regional Fund for Contempory Art of Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, is expected for Spring 2018.
Applicants must be professionally active artists.
Work developed during the residency may be in any language. In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, candidates must be able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is useful, but not required.
Joint applications of two people are eligible.
Applications from artists who already worked in the past on artworks broaching the theme of Human- Nature link will be given priority. Priority will also be given to artists from or who have worked before in cities where there is a peri-urban national park, notably: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Taipei (Taiwan), Tokyo (Japan), Sydney (Australia). Projects that bring together artists and researchers who have worked in the Calanques with those who have worked in other peri-urban parks are the highest priority.
Applications can be in English or French.
Candidates should submit their applications online ONLY:
Applications must include:
Online application form
Project description OR area of inquiry (1 200 – 2 000 words)
Resume(s) for the artist(s)
Presentation of previous works


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