The 2016–2017 Rome Prize Winners

May 8, 2016
The 2016 Rome Prize Winners
Photo by Christine Butler
Anthony Grafton and Christopher Celenza
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Anthony Grafton, AAR Director Kim Bowes, Christopher Celenza, and AAR President Mark Robbins.
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We are pleased to present winners of the 2016 Rome Prize Fellowship. These thirty-one artists and scholars will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of six-months to two years at the Academy’s 11- acre campus in Rome. The Rome Prize winners were presented at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, which was held in Kaplan Hall Auditorium at the New School in New York City. 

Rome Prize winners are selected annually through a national competition process by independent juries of distinguished scholars and artists in one of the 11 disciplines supported by the Academy. Nationwide, almost 900 applications were received from 46 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. 

In addition to the Rome Prize winners, the Academy also announced six winners of the Italian Fellows program, through which Italian artists and scholars (also selected through a national jury process) live and work in the Academy community, pursuing their own projects in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

A full list of the 2016 – 2017 Rome Prize and Italian Fellows can be seen here.