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. All in hopes of 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.
The Rockefeller Foundation seeks applicants with projects that contribute to discourse and progress related to its dual goals:
- Advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity
- Building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses.
To achieve these goals, The Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four related focus areas: Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods, and Transform Cities. Applicants with projects that may help shape thinking or catalyze action in these areas are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline – December 1, 2016 for residencies in 2017.
The Arts & Literary Arts residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, 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 residency is for artists seeking time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community of academics, practitioners, and artists.The Bellagio Center typically offers residencies of two to four weeks for no more than 15 residents at a time. Collegial interaction within the community of residents is an integral dimension of the Bellagio experience. Meals and informal presentations of residents’ work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussions and engagement within and across disciplines. To help build connections across one another’s work, residents are also offered opportunities to interact with participants from international conferences that are hosted in other buildings on the Bellagio Center’s grounds.
The Bellagio Center also encourages collaborative residencies for up to three people working on the same project. In particular, team projects that bring residents together from different geographies, institutions, or disciplines are especially sought after to further the Center’s goal of establishing new connections amongst diverse groups of individuals.
Applicant Qualifications: Demonstrate significant professional contributions to your field, or evidence of a strong upward professional trajectory
Theme of the proposed project: Introduce new thinking and knowledge into field of study. Work that is inspired by or relates to global or social issues are encouraged. Projects that are aligned with and/or will inform the Foundation’s strategic goals to advance more Inclusive Economics and build Resilience especially suited to Bellagio.
Suitability: Projects that require special equipment onsite, excursions off the grounds, or access to research libraries ar e not suited.
Successful applicants can clearly articulate how the multi-disciplinary mindset of the Bellagio contribute to their work.