CAMP / Mountain masterclasses

Live, work and learn with Laure Prouvost, Anna Fox, Chris Watson, Gavin Bryars, Anne Bean, Christina Kubisch, Eli Keszler + more
Deadline: Various
Application fee: No application fee, courses cost €1299 / $1429 / £1119, grants, bursaries and discounts are available


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.
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.

Local information: CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular – we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and even bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village – there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.

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, rehearsal and performance spaces, fine art studios, a cinema, a dark room and an arts library.
Food and drinks are included.

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.

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