The Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts residency is for any artist, including but not limited to composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists who share in the Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humankind, and produce work that enhances our shared understanding of pressing global or social issues. Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant contributions to their artistic field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.
The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity and jobs, urban resilience, food and agriculture, clean energy, the field of philanthropy, and innovation for development.
Selected Arts fellows are provided month-long residences intended for disciplined work, reflection, and meaningful engagement with a global community of people from myriad domains including the public and private sector, civil society, academia, and the arts.
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.
Due to COVID-19, we are postponing our next open call for residency applicants to a later date that shall be communicated as soon as we have greater clarity on the situation in Italy. Thank you for your understanding.
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Suzanne Lacy, visual artist and Founding Chair of the MFA in Public Practice at the Otis College of Art and Design,