General information

Brief description of organisation

CAMP is run by Fuse Art Space, one of the UK´s most dynamic and forward-thinking independent art facilities. We host exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, workshops and other events - we have had the pleasure of staging the likes of Philip Jeck, Matana Roberts, Elysia Crampton, Rene Hell, Ela Orleans, Islam Chipsy, Container, Eric Chenaux, Richard Dawson, Karen Gwyer and many others.

We are not-for-profit, and run by volunteers. For more information on Fuse Art Space, see

Brief description of residency program

Nestled in the French Pyrenees at 750m altitude, 10km from the Spanish border and surrounded by snowcapped peaks, waterfalls and forests, is the picturesque thermal town of Aulus-les-bains. In the town, housed in a beautifully renovated 19th century hotel, is CAMP - the first of a new breed of arts residency. In 2018, CAMP will run a series of arts, music, writing and arts-activist sessions. These are no ordinary courses - they are intense, artistic catalysts run by internationally acclaimed practitioners.

Session announced so far include:

> Environmental Sound Recording with Chris Watson

> Video & Installation Art with Laure Prouvost

> Live Art with Anne Bean

> Modern Composition with Gavin Bryars

> Deep Listening, Mediatation and Laughter with Laraaji

> Recording, composing & making installations with Christina Kubisch

> Experimental Composition & Performance with Eli Keszler

> Screenwriting with Walter Donahue

> Apartment House Soundings

CAMP houses advanced facilities available to all residential students - a Pro Tools studio, digital video and photography editing suites, rehearsal and performance spaces, fine art studios, a cinema and an arts library. Accommodation is provided at the centre in peaceful, private rooms, and all catering is included - this is one of the most celebrated regions of France for cheese, wine and other local produce. It´s a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. It´s about generating revolutions, incubating creative minds and bringing the best emerging practitioners in all artistic fields to their full potential.

For more information, see

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

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

between 11 and 16

Grants available

We offer several ways to cover the costs of a session at CAMP: 1) Our Open Grants program - we offer grants of up to 650 EUR towards the cost of attending CAMP. Applly online at 2) Our Educational Match program, which allows students and people working in education to access our sessions, often for free (depending on contribution from an institution). 3) Our bursary scheme, through which we distribute free places via a network of partners. We do not distribute places directly. 4) Our Team Program - see for more information We are also happy to aid individual funding applications with letters of support, funding advice, etc. For full information on our funding options, see

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Film Studio
  • Musical Instruments
  • Recording studios, digital editing suites, cinema, multichannel listening environments
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts, performances

How to reach

By train

Get your ticket from and head for Toulouse Matabiau.

Once you get to Toulouse: from Toulouse bus station (next to the train station) get the 952 bus to Saint-Girons. Get off at the last stop, grab a coffee and wait for the next bus to Aulus. To check times and prices, a great site is

By plane

Toulouse (TLS) is the closest airport, 1.5 hours drive from CAMP. Other possibilities, though further away, are Carcassone, Pau and Perpignon.

By car

From Toulouse, head southwest on the A64 to Junction 20, exit onto the D117. Continue to Saint-Girons, then follow the D3 to Oust, then the D32 to Aulus-les-bains. Aulus is signposted all the way from Saint-Girons. If you´re coming from Spain or east France, you should arrive via the N20 - at Tarascon, take the D8, then the D18. Again, signposts are at all junctions.

Nearest airport