Africa Centre Art of Africa Artists In Residency awards Contemporary African Art Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center short-term residency
FOR A RESIDENCY BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1, 2019 AND NOVEMBER 1, 2019
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program awards highly accomplished academics, practitioners and artists four weeks of residence at the Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy. Residents and their spouses receive free room and board as well as a space to work. They spend most of their time at Bellagio working on their own projects, but also have an unparalleled opportunity to interact with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. The combination of uninterrupted, individual time during the day and evenings spent with innovative leaders, policy makers, scientists, writers, and artists from a wide array of fields advances fellows’ current projects and stimulates creative approaches to future work.
About the Bellagio Center Residency Program
The Bellagio residency program is intended to offer residents a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work as well as ample opportunities to interact with each other. The residency is for artists seeking time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community of academics, practitioners coming from a broad range of sectors, as well as other artists working in a broad range of disciplines.
- Residents are given a private room with a bath and study/studio. Internet access is available in all bedrooms and most studies. A small library includes basic reference books and online research tools. Spouses/partners may accompany the resident but accommodations are not available for other individuals, including children or pets. Room and board are provided to all residents at no cost.
- Studio space is available but certain types of artistic production are not suitable for Bellagio—e.g. the production of large-scale work, and work that requires specialized equipment that cannot be easily brought to the Center. Bellagio is often, though there are exceptions, best suited for early or near final stages of work—either when research and conceptualization are shaping early work or when the final touches or post-production documentation is taking place.
- Residents are highly encouraged to take meals together, with dinner being the main meal. Meal times are the focal point of interaction with other residents.
- Residents are invited to present their projects to the resident community over one evening and are expected to participate in presentations from other residents.
- Travel grants and modest stipends to offset incidental travel costs are available on a needs basis.
Further details about the accommodations and daily schedule are available by clicking here.
Please Note: Applicants may apply for a residency three times (inclusive of Academic Writing, Arts & Literary Arts, and Practitioner Residencies), and successful candidates have a lifetime limit of two residencies. Former residents applying for a second residency must wait at least five years since their first residency before submitting a new application and must demonstrate significant professional achievement and/or project advancement since their first residency.