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.
- 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 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 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.