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About the Bellagio Center

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through a combination of conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity.”

Today, the Center has a heightened focus on enabling individuals and organizations that are shaping, thinking, and catalyzing action around the Foundation’s strategic goals of building resilience and advancing inclusive economies. Convening prominent experts, influencers, and other key stakeholders to advance knowledge, form new partnerships, financial commitments, and initiatives that support these goals, enables the Bellagio Center to advance the mission of the Foundation as a compliment to its grant-making efforts.

The Bellagio Center is located in Northern Italy on the shores of Lake Como in the town of Bellagio.

What is the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Fellows Program?

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program offers academics, artists, 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.


Who Should Apply?

Residencies are open to university or think-thank based academics in all disciplines, literary artists, visual artists, and practitioners from a variety of fields, particularly those working on socially impactful endeavors. The Foundation seeks to promote a broad, stimulating mix of disciplines and fields within the Bellagio Community.

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

The Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts residency is for artists working in any discipline including composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humankind and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.

The Center also welcomes applications from practitioners, defined as 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. For more information on this type of residency, which is administered through a separate competition, please see the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio website.


News & Events
  • Application Cycle

    The next open application period for Academics begins March, 1, 2016 with the deadline of May 2, 2016 for possible residencies in 2017.The next open call for Arts & Literary Arts Residencies will open on October 1, 2016.

    To most effectively integrate the important voice of the arts throughout residency cohorts at the Bellagio Center, we are now holding one annual open call for Arts & Literary Arts Residencies. The program will continue to welcome the same volume of high caliber artists to Bellagio, reinforcing the Foundation’s commitment to the arts and demonstrating its perspective that the arts are integral to the discourse around complex global challenges and critical to the well-being of humanity. To further strengthen the reach of the program and ensure high geographic and disciplinary diversity among residents, in parallel to the open call, we are also working with a range of new arts organizations based in the Asia, Latin America, Africa and the United States to surface promising candidates.

Sponsor

rf logo 200x53

About the Bellagio Center

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through a combination of conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity.”

Today, the Center has a heightened focus on enabling individuals and organizations that are shaping, thinking, and catalyzing action around the Foundation’s strategic goals of building resilience and advancing inclusive economies. Convening prominent experts, influencers, and other key stakeholders to advance knowledge, form new partnerships, financial commitments, and initiatives that support these goals, enables the Bellagio Center to advance the mission of the Foundation as a compliment to its grant-making efforts.

The Bellagio Center is located in Northern Italy on the shores of Lake Como in the town of Bellagio.

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