The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center creative arts residencies are designed to give composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists time for disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement free of the usual interruptions of their professional and personal life.
Located on a peninsula adjacent to Lake Como, two hours north of Milan, Italy, the Bellagio Center typically offers one-month stays for no more than three to five creative artists at a time.
The foundation seeks applicants from any country in the world who are able to demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their respective artistic disciplines.
Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments – exhibitions, publications, performances – are particularly encouraged to apply.
Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency.
The center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project. Residencies are typically four weeks long; however, shorter periods may be available.
Room and board are provided without charge to all residents and their spouses/partners. Residents and spouses/partners must pay for their own airfare and local transportation to/from Bellagio.
Assistance with round-trip economy airfare between the home country and Milan is available on a financial needs basis to qualifying residents and their spouses/partners from developing countries.
The February deadline is for a possible residency occurring between mid-August through November 26.
For detailed program information, see: Bellagio Center Creative Arts Residencies