Visiting Artists & Scholars

Double Room
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Artist Studio
Apartment
Apartment
Apartment
Study Bedroom
Single Room
Single Room
Studio Suite
Studio Suite
Studio Suite
Studio Suite
The Cortile
The Cortile
Fellows’ lunch
Mercedes T. and Sid R. Bass Garden
Front of the McKim Mead & White Building
Walks and Talks
Walks and Talks
Reception for incoming Rome Prize winners
Fellows’ fall trip
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Information and Application

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides artists and scholars of all nationalities the opportunity to experience the intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes life at the American Academy in Rome. Through the program, Visiting Artists and Scholars can rent living and working space at the Academy—joining our vibrant community of Rome Prize winners, Italian Fellows, invited Residents, and global Affiliated Fellows. Artists and scholars in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:


Arts: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts.

Humanities: Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies.

As members of the community, Visiting Artists and Scholars are granted access to the Academy’s noted resources, including the Library, the Photographic Archive, and the Norton Van Buren Study Collection. They are also invited to participate in our regular Walks and Talks program, subject to space availability, and to attend the Academy’s public events. Visiting Artists and Scholars are welcome to take their lunch and dinners meals in the Academy dining room, at an additional cost. These meals are prepared and served family style by the Academy’s famed Rome Sustainable Food Program.

Application Schedule

Applications are accepted year round (online only), and are reviewed in Rome by a committee, led by the Academy Director. The application deadlines for specific stay periods are:

  • January 31: May–July
  • May 31: mid-September–late December
  • September 30: January–April

The Academy is closed from early August to mid-September, during which time the program is suspended.

Please review and download the Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for all information noted above and more, including Entry Visa requirements and services which are and are not provided by the Academy.

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Accommodation and Rates

2019–20 Rates (valid through July 2020)

Visiting Artists and Scholars are accommodated in various buildings on the Academy’s eleven-acre property, located on top of the Janiculum Hill.


Single Rooms with Bath: Furnished with a single bed, bedside table, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, and a wardrobe. Cost: €650 per week.

Double Rooms with Bath: Furnished with a queen-sized bed, bedside tables, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, and a wardrobe. Cost: €800 per week.

Study/Bedrooms with bath Furnished with a sofa bed, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, wardrobe, and a sink. A shared bathroom is directly across the hall. Cost: €500 per week.

Apartments: One-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments are available. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens and come furnished with all essential furniture and items. The rate varies, depending on size and location. One-bedroom apartments range from €900 to €1,000 per week. Two- and three-bedroom apartments range from €1,000 to €1,300 per week. On occasion, apartments located on the grounds of the Villa Aurelia are also available (rates are available upon request).

Studio/Suites: These include a sleeping loft integrated within a studio space. The loft is a separate unit, with two small operable skylights, which is enclosed by a wall and windows that look out onto the studio. The sleeping loft contains a queen-sized bed, bedside tables, armchair, desk, chair, and lamps. There is a walk-in closet and a private bath. Read a description of the studios below. Cost: €1000 per week.

Studios: Located in the McKim, Mead & White Building, the studios are approximately four hundred square feet, with twenty-foot ceilings. Most face north and are filled with beautiful natural light. Studios are equipped with essentials: work/drafting tables and chairs, easels, desk, sofa beds, and a sink. No power tools are available. The walls are outfitted with fiber wall boards for pinning-up work. Occasionally, smaller studios, although limited in number, are available outside the main building and have limited natural light. All studios are intended for work purposes only—they are not suitable for residential use. Cost: €450 per week.

Please review and download the Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for all information noted above and more, including Entry Visa requirements and services that are and are not provided by the Academy.

The Academy is closed from early August to mid- September, during which time the Visiting Artists and Scholars Program is suspended.

FAQ

Please download and review the Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for all information noted above and more, including Entry Visa requirements and services that are and are not provided by the Academy.