Camargo Foundation Cultural Diaspora Residency Program for Black Playwrights 2021

The Cultural Diaspora residency was conceived by acclaimed African-American playwright Carlyle Brown and the Camargo Foundation to support accomplished Black playwrights with diverse cultural backgrounds, and to spark a dialogue about the disparate ways in which the African Diaspora experience has shaped their perspectives and creative output.

About Camargo Foundation

Camargo Foundation is designed to foster creativity research and experimentation through its international residency program for artists, scholars, and thinkers. Established in 1971 the foundation has admitted over 8000 individuals working in the arts and humanities from all over the world.

Situated at the Cassis,France on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the foundation provides a serene supportive environment, giving residents the freedom to think, create and connect to deliver exceptional art.

Requirements for Cultural Diaspora Residency Program

  • Open to Black text-based theater artists from the African Diaspora, including but not limited to: Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe.
  • Eligible applicants have an interest in the African Diaspora and Afro-Atlantic culture as an influence on and factor in their craft, work, and thinking.
  • Eligible applicants are established or mid-career artists who assume primary responsibility for creating the texts of theatrical productions and/or performance. This program recognizes that practice is increasingly interdisciplinary (including performances that embrace a combination of live theater/dance/film, for example), can include both spoken and musical work, and can assume different scales and forms (from solo performances to storytelling to large-scale theatrical spectacle). This program is designed for artists who play a primary or exclusive role in creating the text component of live theatrical or performance work where spoken language is a critical and primary component, whatever the scale and form. Text creators, of course, may play additional roles, such as directing, designing, and/or performing without compromising their eligibility. Actors, choreographers, designers, directors, etc. who have not been a primary creator of texts, however, are not eligible to apply.
  • Eligible applicants have had at least three different texts/performances fully produced at reputable venues for public audiences.
  • Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
  • Work developed during the residency may be in any language. In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, eligible applicants are able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is useful, but not required.
  • Playwrights who participated in the 2018 edition of the program are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply for the Cultural Diaspora Residency Program

To apply for the ongoing cultural Diaspora Residency Program is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the Cultural Diaspora Residency Program on or before August 20, 2021