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

Residency Programme since: 2018
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

Organisation founded in: please-choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Woodworking tools
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Sound recording studio
  • Musical-instruments
  • Woodworking tools
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Accommodation
  • Production costs
  • Food
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
Selection process: N/A
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Toulouse
Nearest Train Station: Toulouse
How to reach by plane: Toulouse (TLS) is the closest airport. We then provide a minibus to the residency.
How to reach by train: Get your ticket from and head for Toulouse Matabiau. We then provide a minibus from Toulouse to the residency.
How to reach 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.
Street & Number: Le village
Postal Code: 9140
City: Aulus les bains
Country long: France