|Deadline: October 15, 2018||Institution(s): Bellagio residency program (AIR)|
|Level of Study: Non-Degree||Study in: Italy.|
The Bellagio residency program (AIR):
The Bellagio residency program is intended to offer residents a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work as well as ample opportunities to interact with each other. The residency is for artists seeking time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community of academics, practitioners coming from a broad range of sectors, as well as other artists working in a broad range of disciplines.
Africa Center that creativity and innovation are powerful tools that: manifest what otherwise would only sit in our imaginations; release new ideas and make them freely accessible; and ensure that people living on this soil can define for themselves what is possible and what their reality looks like.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Visual Arts.
- Performing Arts.
- Curatorial Practice.
- Creative Writing.
- Residents are given a private room with a bath and study/studio. Internet access is available in all bedrooms and most studies. A small library includes basic reference books and online research tools. Spouses/partners may accompany the resident but accommodations are not available for other individuals, including children or pets. Room and board are provided to all residents at no cost.
- Studio space is available but certain types of artistic production are not suitable for Bellagio—e.g. the production of large-scale work, and work that requires specialized equipment that cannot be easily brought to the Center. Bellagio is often, though there are exceptions, best suited for early or near final stages of work—either when research and conceptualization are shaping early work or when the final touches or post-production documentation is taking place.
- Residents are highly encouraged to take meals together, with dinner being the main meal. Meal times are the focal point of interaction with other residents.
- Residents are invited to present their projects to the resident community over one evening and are expected to participate in presentations from other residents.
- Travel grants and modest stipends to offset incidental travel costs are available on a needs basis.
For more information regarding the residency, kindly, click Here.
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To be eligible for Bellagio residency program (AIR), applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be over 21 years of age.
- Have a valid passport.
- Be from the African continent and must minimally reside in Africa for six months of the year, and
- Display a high proficiency in English.
Please visit official website link given at the end. However, here are important steps to avail this scholarship:
First Step: You can fill your Application Online from here.
Second Step: Submit all These Required Documents:
- Work Samples:The requirements for the work sample vary by artist field. Specific work sample requirements are listed in the appendix for Composers/Musicians, Interdisciplinary Artists, Literary Artists (including by not limited to Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwright, Poet), Video/Filmmakers, Visual Artists and Architects. See work sample requirements from Here
- Abbreviated CV: Artists submit a CV with career highlights, including publications and awards (up to 10 pages).
- Two Recommendation Letters (Shortlist only):Applicants will enter names and contact information for two people who will provide answers to a recommendation questionnaire and optionally submit letters of recommendation for the applicant. Recommenders will be contacted by email via the FluidReview site, provided with a link and instructions to create a log-in, and asked to answer a set of questions. Two completed recommendation questionnaires are required, a third is optional. A preview of the questionnaire is available in FluidReview.
- Published Reviews (optional but highly recommended): Artists may submit up to three published reviews of their work. They may combine them into one Word or PDF document. They should be full reviews with proper citation and in English
- Project Plan/Outline: Artists are required to submit a brief description and project plan for the work they propose to work on at the Bellagio Center. Artists may also include a chapter, section, or draft of a work in progress.
Third Step: Send your Application.
Note: After applications close on October 15th 2018, the Africa Centre review panel will assess the applications. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to re-submit their applications to the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre, via their Fluid Review application portal. Applicant’s will be guided through this stage. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of this stage.