The Bellagio Center Convening Program/

Open Call Convenings

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 Bellagio Center Convening Program.

The Bellagio Center’s open call invited interested convening organizers working on any topic and can demonstrate a clear potential for impact following their proposed convening.

The Rockefeller Foundation is especially interested in supporting convening organizers who are based outside of the U.S., who are citizens of low and middle-income countries and/or who represent low and middle-income countries through their cultural backgrounds, the focus area of their work, and their worldviews.

Successful Convenings:

  • Demonstrate the potential to result in impact following the convening
  • Hinge on a clear, specific, and compelling purpose
  • Engage diverse stakeholders necessary for success during and after the convening
  • Are timely and centered during a moment that helps catalyze impact
  • More information on what makes successful convenings here

How We Support:

  • Convening design resources, to help maximize the experience and impact of your convening
  • Modest travel support for eligible participants
  • Ground transportation from Milan to the Bellagio Center
  • A dedicated convening lead on-site, as well as amenities such as lodging, food, AV etc.
  • More information on our support offerings  here

Check back in February 2024 or sign-up for our newsletter below to be notified of the next call for 2025 Bellagio Residency applications.