Friday, December 17, 2010

Bogliasco Fellowships on the Italian Riviera

This looks spectacular.  Not to be confused with another great fellowship in Italy:  the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships at the Bellagio Center.

The Bogliasco Fellowship Program

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines:

- Archaeology
- Architecture
- Classics
- Dance
- Film/Video
- History

- Landscape Architecture
- Literature
- Music
- Philosophy
- Theater
- Visual Arts
In the Arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on). With respect to Dance, Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance.

Applicants for Fellowships are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. In addition, they must submit descriptions of the projects that they intend to pursue in Bogliasco. An approved project is presumed to lead to the completion of an artistic, literary, or scholarly work, followed by publication, performance, exhibition, or other public presentation.

Approximately 50 Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded each year. They are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year. During 2010-2011 the dates are as follows: September 13 to December 17 (fall-winter), and February 9 to May 15 (winter-spring). Fellowships usually have a duration of one month (30-31 days). In some circumstances, half-semester residencies (47 days) may be awarded with special approval of the Bogliasco Foundation Board of Trustees.

Application deadlines are as follows: February 1, 2010, for the fall-winter semester beginning in September, 2010, and May 1, 2010, for the winter-spring semester beginning in February, 2011.