Location: Aulus les Bains, France
Cost: Full price: €1299 / $1429 / £1119
Discounts, bursaries and payment plans available – see campfr.com/funding
We offer funding towards your costs via our Open Grants program, Educational Match program, Team program and bursaries. See campfr.com/funding for more details.
Application Fee: No application fee
Number of Artists: Between 6 to 14 at a time
Accommodations: CAMP provides accommodation for all participants on-site, in the form of private, peaceful rooms with mountain views. CAMP also houses advanced facilities available to all residential students – Pro Tools studios, digital video and photography editing suites, spacious AV classrooms, multi-channel listening environments, rehearsal and performance spaces, fine art studios, a cinema, a dark room and an arts library. Food and drinks are included.
Length of Stay: 5-10 Days
Demographic & Medium: Everyone is welcome, and everyone can benefit. Some sessions have specific requirements – check the course descriptions on our website.
We have facilities for a wide variety of disciplines; the focus changes with each course. We have sessions focusing on installation art, sound art, music, performance art, video art, screenwriting, playwriting, land art, activism, ornithology and many other areas.
Benefits: Artists benefit from an intense, catalytic learning experience studying their chosen discipline with one of the most celebrated artists in their field. They live, eat, study and create with their session leader(s) for a week, gaining new skills and insights, building their network, learning new techniques and approaches. After the session, all participants benefit from our post-course support. We run an art gallery and performance venue, a publishing house, three record labels and are part of an extensive European touring network. We provide ongoing support to all participants, offering exhibition, release, touring and publication opportunities, as well as ongoing training and networking. We’re extremely keen that our sessions form a career-changing point in an artist’s professional life.
Additionally, attendees can take part in optional activities to make the most of their stay in this incredible place – mountain expeditions, wildlife walks and visits to some of the most beautiful spots in the area.
Mission: CAMP is the first of a new breed of arts residency. We run five-day residential arts, music, writing, philosophy, environmental and arts-activist sessions. These are no ordinary courses – they are intense, artistic catalysts run by internationally acclaimed practitioners; creative flashpoints designed to change the lives of everyone involved. Our current program includes opportunities to study with Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, celebrated composer Gavin Bryars, Cabaret Voltaire founder and world-famous sound recordist Chris Watson, legendary performance artist Anne Bean, ambient guru Laraaji, NYC avant-garde composer/performer/artist Eli Keszler, revolutionary soundseeker/composer Christina Kubisch and many others.
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.
CAMP is operated by the team behind Fuse Art Space. Fuse Art Space is an art gallery, performance space and cultural hub based in the city centre of Bradford, UK. Launched in 2013, Fuse Art Space quickly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic avant garde arts spaces in the north of England. Over the last four years we have hosted acclaimed exhibitions of Syrian protest art, feminist cross-media installations (including work by Poppy Jackson, Sue Williams, Rupi Kaur, Faith Holland and others), climate change activist installations as part of the ArtCOP project, the first ever Portrait Salon printed show, Lydia Goldblatt’s last solo exhibition before she won the Tokyo International Photography Grand Prix, sonic installations featuring work by Jez Riley French, Mike Harding, BJ Nilsen, Tara Jane Oneil and MV Carbon, and situationist interventions reflecting audience focus back out into the city.
As a performance venue, we have hosted performances, frequently UK exclusive, by Chris Watson, Philip Jeck, Kyoka, Karen Gwyer, Damian Dubrovnik, Helm, Robert Millis, John Chantler, Wanda Group, Basic House, Eric Chenaux, Illum Sphere, Space Dimension Controller, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Rafael Toral, Richard Dawson, Alash, Container, Cooly G, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Islam Chipsy, AGF, Ela Orleans, Ian William Craig, Carla Bozulich, Rene Hell, Elysia Crampton, Novi_Sad, Jason Lescalleet, King Ayisoba, Led Bib, Matana Roberts and dozens of other game-changing artists.
The focus of CAMP is to use what we have – our artistic network, our facilities, our various record labels and publishing operations, our relationships with acclaimed artists and our artist support platforms – to provide people with a catalytic, game-changing masterclass experience, in inspiring surroundings.
Deadline: Various (see website)