Founded by American artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), the Camargo Foundation fosters creativity, research, and experimentation through its international residency program for artists, scholars, and thinkers. Since 1971 Camargo has hosted nearly 1,000 individuals working in the arts and humanities from all over the world. Located in Cassis, France, on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the Foundation offers time and space in a contemplative and supportive environment, giving residents the freedom to think, create, and connect.
The residencies are programmed either by the Foundation, as in the case of the Camargo Core Program, or in partnership. The residency programs vary in purpose (production, research, or experimentation), duration (a few weeks to several months), and selection process (open call or by invitation).
In 2018, the Camargo Foundation obtained the designation of Landmark House (Maison des Illustres), which is a national designation provided by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize the residences of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the political, scientific, social, and cultural history of France. The designation supports the Camargo Foundation in its mission to promote the artistic and cultural legacy of its founder Jerome Hill.