3 Residencies in France and Italy for Creative Artists

Oct 09, 2018

Last updated August 11, 2023

Does the idea of getting lost in the Louvre, attending the Cannes film festival, or listening to an Italian opera in Rome excite you? If so, one of these fellowships for creative artists in Europe might be up your alley! They are designed to provide artists — including composers, playwrights, painters, and filmmakers — time to focus on their work while immersing themselves in French or Italian culture. If one of these sparks your interest, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

American Academy in Rome Prize

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome, Italy for five months or eleven months to immerse themselves in the Academy community. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Bellagio Center Residency Program

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, policymakers, and practitioners an opportunity to unlock their creativity and advance groundbreaking work through the completion of a specific project in a residential group setting during 4 weeks of focused time. Projects can be based on any topic but must demonstrate clear social impact and charitable purpose. A shared community of up to 15 scholars, artists, or practitioners coming from all over the world. Travel funding is available when there is a financial need.

Camargo Core Program

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is a residential center offering programming in the Arts and Humanities. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. Applications from all countries, nationalities, and career levels are welcome. Scholars & Thinkers (including professionals and practitioners in creative fields such as curators, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.) should be connected to the Arts and Humanities working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region. Artists, in all disciplines, who are the primary creators of a new work/project. Roundtrip transportation and a stipend of 1,000 USD per month is available.

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