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The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France Charity Profile
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 projects. Residencies are one semester (either early-September to mid-December or mid-January to the end of May) and accompanied by a stipend. During the summer months, the Foundation welcomes group residencies. Throughout the year, the Foundation organizes and hosts cultural events such as indoor and outdoor concerts, seminars, exhibits, and literary festivals.
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, 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.
The Foundation's library is primarily for reference and study purposes. Click here to search the library collection. 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.