2016-17 Jerome@Camargo Grantees

The following grants were made for the Jerome@Camargo program, wherein artists from multiple disciplines are granted fellowships to do research and work at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. The Jerome@Camargo program is open to grantees supported by the Jerome Foundation within the last five years.

The Board of Trustees of the Jerome Foundation awarded 2016-17 fellowships to the following:

  • Amir ElSaffar (under fiscal sponsorship of Alwan for the Arts), composer and musician, for a residency to compose a new work commissioned by the Royaumont Foundation in France and to be premiered by the ICTUS Ensemble at Royaumont in September 2017.
  • 600 HIGHWAYMEN (under fiscal sponsorship of Brooklyn Arts Exchange) to develop THE TOTAL PEOPLE, a new work that will use upwards of 150 singers to investigate the art form of singing both as a humanely revealing and transformative act. THE TOTAL PEOPLE will have its World Premiere at Crossing the Line Festival in October 2018.

The Art Matters Jerome@Camargo Program awarded 2016-17 fellowships to the following:

  • DJ Lynnée Denise, an artist and scholar, whose is working on a new media project Witnessing Evidence. It merges original electronic music with archival footage to engage James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, The Welcome Table.
  • Mary Ann Peters, an artist and activist, who is researching the parallels between Middle Eastern migrations today and those from Greater Syria at the turn of the 20th century that used Marseille as a crossroads. This will inform her installation series impossible monuments.
  • Raúl O. Paz Pastrana, filmmaker, to research and work on the treatment for the second film in his Border South trilogy. This film focuses on undocumented migration from Sub-Sahara Africa into Europe and the USA.
  • Dread Scott and Jenny Polak, artists, will work on Passes, a collaborative artwork that will focus on the intersections of contemporary immigration from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, with the legacy of forced migrations of the slave trade.

The Movement Research Jerome@Camargo Program awarded 2016-17 fellowships to the following:

  • Mina Nishmura, choreographer, who will write an original dance in the form of a fantastical novel entitled Bladder Inn, which can be considered independently as literature as well as a dance score.
  • Jasmine Hearn@choreographer, who is working on the development of Blue, sable, and burning, a dance that fuses film, song and personal narrative about the journeys of a character inspired by Robin Lewis Coates’ poem The Voyage of the Sable Venus.

The panel that recommended these projects included choreographers Dean Moss, Erin Ellen Kelly and Marjani Forte.

The Jerome@Camargo Environmental Artist Fellowship Program, in partnership with Saint John's University and the Saint John's Pottery, awarded fellowships in December 2016 to the following artists:

  • Jill Hubley will develop a series of large-scale drawings and digital pieces that look at natural processes and human activity that have changed the geology of Cassis and Les Calanques over time.
  • Anna Metcalfe will investigate the natural and cultural ecosystems of the food system in Cassis and the Calanques through personal interviews. She will then create a set of dishes that will then be used in a meal that brings those individuals together.
Read more about the fellowship programs and artists.

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