BAU Institute

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Brief description of organisation

BAU Institute is a non-profit 501(3)C based in New York City. The mission of the BAU Institute is to support visual artists, creative and dramatic writers, composers, performance artists and other arts professionals in the creation and exhibition of new work. BAU Institute offers residencies in France and Italy to provide uninterrupted time and space for the development of new work in settings of cultural interest and extraordinary natural beauty.
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Brief description of residency program

The Application Deadline has been extended. We are accepting application until March 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.


In 2014 BAU Institute launched a new arts residency hosted by the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. The Residency provides BAU Institute funded Fellowships for the realization of projects in the arts. There is no cost to attend. Creative practioners demonstrating a serious commitment to their practice and a desire to work independently within an international community are welcome to apply.

July 24 - August 21, 2017

March 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

BAU Institute welcomes international applicants. The residency supports the development of work in the Visual Arts (including photography, video and new media), Creative Writing, Dramatic Writing, and Performance. The residency may accommodate up to 15 people at a time. Fellowship selections are determined by a rotating panel of discipline specific professionals.

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Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • For collaborative groups and/or artistic parternships: Each collaborator must apply as an individual and be accepted as an individual. This means that each collaborator must submit their own application and pay their own application fee)
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

501(c)(3) Non-Profit

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Companions allowed
  • Other

There is a NO overnight guest policy and no children or pets may visit the Foundation. The no-overnight guest policy includes spouses and partners (i.e. married couples and couples in a civil partnership are NOT exceptions to this policy. )

Grants available

At this time there are no stipends.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel

BAU at Camargo provides live/work housing at no cost. There is no fee to attend. There is a refundable $250.00 security deposit due upon acceptance and a $40.00 application fee. Meals and travel are the responsibility of residents.

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

Residents work on their own terms with no requirements.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


UrbanCassis, France

  • Internet Connection
  • Musical Instruments
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • 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 regional open markets, restaurants

How to reach

By train

European Railroad System. It is a seven minute drive to the train station in Cassis, France. (TGV to Gare De Marseille St. Charles and then TER to Gare De Cassis) (The Camargo Foundation campus is a 7 minute drive from the local train station in Cassis.)

By plane

Plan to Marseille Provence Airport, then bus or train to Cassis.

By car

European Highway System (The lively city of Marseille is 30 minutes away by car)

Nearest airport

Marseille Provence

Contact information

BAU Institute
1 Avenue Jermini
13260 Cassis

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