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The Bellagio Center Residency Program

The Bellagio Center Residency Program

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues.

Applications are available on our 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.

“My Bellagio experience has remained with me, influencing my thinking and continually reminding me of the importance of considering the perspectives of others.”

W. Ed Hammond, Resident Fellow, 2008

The Residencies

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. Learn More »

The Arts & Literary Arts Residency

The Bellagio Center Arts & Literary Arts Residency is for 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. Learn More »

The Practitioner Residency

The Practitioner residency is for senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders and public advocates with ten or more years of leadership experience in a variety of fields and sectors. Learn More »