About - Mission


The Rome Prize is awarded to a select group of artists and scholars, after an application process that begins in the fall. The winners, announced in the spring, are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.

About - Place


The American Academy in Rome is a leading American overseas center for independent studies and advanced research in the fine arts and humanities.

About - Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The American Academy in Rome is governed by a Board of Trustees, with support from the Committee on the Humanities and the Committee on the Arts

About - Rome Staff


The Academy is a private residential community located on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, Italy. AAR also maintains a home office in New York, on East 60th Street near the southeast corner of Central Park.

About - Rome Sustainable Food Project

Rome Sustainable Food Project

Founded in 2007 under the guidance of Alice Waters, the Rome Sustainable Food Project provides the AAR community with seasonal, nutritious, and delicious food that nourishes scholarship and conviviality.

Color photograph of an art installation in a McKim Mead & White Building studio with a grassy floor and bathed in red light. Two people are seated on small bulbous seats, as a third person washes one of their feet. Coiled incense hangs from the ceiling, and numerous candles burn on a grid of small shelves on one wall.

Society of Fellows

The Society of Fellows is a century-year-old organization whose membership is comprised of those who have been awarded a Fellowship, Affiliated Fellowship, or Residency at the American Academy in Rome.

About - Place - Tours


Join a tour for a closer look into the American Academy in Rome, a leading center for independent research in the arts and humanities for 125 years.

About - Jobs and Internships

Jobs & Internships

The American Academy in Rome offers full-time and part-time employment, as well as internships. See what positions are open now.