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The Bellagio Center Residency Program

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting for focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies.

The Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the production of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex challenges facing our world, and innovative works of art that enhance our understanding of pressing global and social issues and encourage positive action.

We will communicate the process to apply for a residency or a conference when we begin accepting applications for future years. Thank you for your understanding.

Bellagio Residencies

Applications are available on the online application portal along with detailed instructions and further information on applying to the Bellagio Residency Program. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review this information prior to beginning an application.
  • The Academic Writing Residency

    The Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline. Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant professional contributions to their field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.
  • The Arts & Literary Arts Residency

    The Bellagio Center Arts & Literary Arts Residency is for any artist, including but not limited to composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists who share in The Rockefeller Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humanity around the world and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.
  • The Practitioner Residency

    The Practitioner residency is for senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders and public advocates with fifteen or more years of leadership experience in a variety of fields and sectors.
  • The Bellagio Fellowship marked a turning point in my thinking and subsequent work. Through the combination of time, place and interactions with other Fellows, I left Bellagio convinced that a new direction was needed and a sense of where to begin.
    Rosanne Haggerty
    Resident Fellow, 2008

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The Bellagio Conference Program

Conferences at the Bellagio Center invite leaders working in a wide array of disciplines and coming from many geographies to advance ideas for social impact and catalyze concrete action that has the potential to drive positive and far-reaching change.

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The Thematic Residency on Human Behaviour

More Bellagio Updates

Aug 16 2016
Blog Post
Bellagio Center Residents Question Everything to Surface New Ideas
Feb 24 2020
Blog Post
If We Fail on Inequality We Will Also Fail on Climate
Jul 13 2017
Blog Post
How to Halve Death and Disability from Pollution
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