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The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program

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.

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.

The next open application period for an Academic Writing residency begins October 1, 2016 with the deadline of December 1, 2016, for residencies in 2017.

The next open application period for Arts & Literary Arts residency begins October 1, 2016 with the deadline of December 1, 2016 for residencies in 2017.

Applications for practitioner residencies are accepted on a rolling basis and are currently being accepted for residencies in 2017.

From July 24 to August 9, 2017 the Bellagio Center will host a Thematic Residency on Youth as Agents of Transformative Change. The application period is now open with a deadline of December 1, 2016.

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The Rockefeller Foundation seeks applicants with projects that contribute to discourse and progress related to its dual goals: i) advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and ii) 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.

The Bellagio Center Residency Program is committed to creating an environment that fosters rich cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchanges, which arise from bringing highly diverse and international cohorts of artists, academics, practitioners, and policymakers together. 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.

Link: The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program

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