Residency Application Questions Preview

Application questions address an applicant's background, an applicant's project, and the suitability of the project for the Bellagio Center. Your answers in this section will help reviewers evaluate why this residency would be valuable to you in the context of your overall career trajectory, the influence and impact of your body of work, and what you would contribute to the Bellagio program.

Tip: This is your chance to highlight your project to the reviewers; take advantage of the word limits to make your case for a residency and be specific with your work plan.


Academic Writing Residency Application Questions Preview

Questions Related to your Proposed Residency Project:

All residents at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center have an independent project that is the focal point of their 4-week residency. Your answers in this section will help reviewers evaluate the goals, outputs, audience and potential influence of the project you would conduct at Bellagio if offered a residency. Note: The Rockefeller Foundation recognizes that residents frequently work on a specific phase or component piece of a larger project during a residency.

  1. Please provide a summary of the project you would work on during a residency including its main objectives, whether it builds off past work or represents a departure, and its importance to the advancement of your field. Please consider this an executive summary or abstract for the longer project plan/outline submitted as part of your application. (300 words maximum). 
  2. Who is the target audience for your project and what kind of reach (local, regional, international) do you expect it to have? Please also describe the audiences, if any, beyond your immediate field/network, that you hope to inform and influence with your work (250 words maximum).
  3. How will the outputs of your project be disseminated to the target audiences above? (250 words maximum).
  4.  Please select the global region that is directly relevant to your work (Multiple choice).

Suitability of the Project for the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center 

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center must be an appropriate venue for the proposed project. Your answers in this section will help reviewers understand the suitability of the work you would conduct during a residency at the Bellagio Center and its intended end result. Note: there is no research library or scientific laboratory on-site and frequent excursions off the grounds are not encouraged.

  1. What specific phase and components of the project would you work on during a 4-week residency at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center? (150 words maximum).
  2. What do you anticipate having completed by the end of a 4-week residency? (Multiple choice).

Applicant Background 

Applicants are evaluated based on their professional qualifications and general suitability for the unique experience of a residency at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. Your answers in this section will help reviewers evaluate the influence and impact of your body of work, and why a residency to advance the proposed project would be valuable to you in the context of your overall career trajectory.

  1. Describe the influence and impact of your body of work over the course of your career to date (250 words maximum).
  2. How would a Bellagio Residency contribute to advancing your proposed project in the context of your overall career trajectory? Please speak to why you are applying for a residency at the Bellagio Center as opposed to another residency opportunity (250 words maximum).

Arts & Literary Arts Residency Application Questions Preview

Questions Related to the Applicant’s Background:

  • Describe your career trajectory and specific achievements you would like to highlight. (250 words)
  • Describe the influence and impact of your work over the course of your career to date. (250 words)
  • Why would you benefit from a Bellagio Residency at this stage in your career? (150 words)
  • The Bellagio Center Residency program involves engaging with an inherently multi-disciplinary and internationally diverse community while on-site, including artists, academics, practitioners, policy makers and others. Please comment on how you believe you would contribute to this environment and how it would contribute to your work. (250 words)

Questions Related to your Proposed Residency Project:

  • Describe the project you would work on during a residency including its main objectives, whether it builds off past work or represents a departure, and its importance to the advancement of your artistic discipline/métier. (500 words)
  • Who is the target audience for your project and what kind of reach (local, regional, international) do you expect it to have? Please also describe the audiences, if any, beyond your immediate field/network, that you hope to inform and influence with your work. (250 words)
  • How will the outputs of your project be disseminated to the target audiences above? (150 words)
  • Please select the global region that is directly relevant to your work. (Multiple choice)

Questions Related to the Suitability of your Project for the Bellagio Center:

  • What specific phase and components of the project would you work on during a 4-week residency at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center? (150 words)
  • What do you anticipate having completed by the end of a 4-week residency? (Multiple choice)