The Bogliasco Foundation's Study Center provides residential fellowships to gifted artists and scholars working on projects of any subject area in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and the Visual Arts.
During their month long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, full board, and a separate private studio.
Since the Study Center was founded in 1996, it has hosted more than 850 fellows from 55 countries.
The Bogliasco Foundation's Study Center is located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco, which is situated on the southeastern city limits of Genoa in northern Italy. The capital of the Liguria region and one of the most important cities in Italy, Genoa is a university town with important cultural resources.
- Residency Length: 1 month
- Average number of artists in residence at a time: 8
- Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 50
- Total applicant pool in most current year: 350
- Application type: Open application
- Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
- Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
Additional eligibility information:
Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines:
- Landscape Architecture
- Visual Arts
The Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on).
To be eligible for a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to persons whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multi-lingual community of scholars and artists.
- Application deadline: April 15, January 15
- Additional deadline info:
January 15th for residencies during the subsequent fall semester, and April 15th for residences during the subsequent spring semester.
Notification dates for the award of Fellowships are as follows:
April 1st for Fall Fellowships; July 1st for Spring Fellowships.
Past Residents & Quotes
"The residency in Bogliasco presented me with a sense of total freedom. Relieved of the usual pressures of day-to-day life, imagination and ideas have room to flow uninterrupted, creating a unique space for inspiration and concentration."
Facilities & Services
- Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
Each of the Study Center's three villas contains private living quarters, studios equipped with computers, and common rooms. While surrounded by a bustling semi-urban environment, the villas and their gardens offer an oasis of calm, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Ligurian coastline — an inspiring setting that has proven to be a powerful stimulant for reflection and creativity.
- Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
- Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
- Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay
Bogliasco Fellows may be accompanied by their spouses/partners during their stay at the Bogliasco Study Center. Spouses/partners are charged a daily fee of $25 to help defray the cost of meals and housing. Spouses/partners who intend to pursue a project in one of the disciplines, and who wish to be designated as Bogliasco Fellows, must submit separate and complete applications.
Children cannot be accommodated at the Study Center. Pets are not allowed. Visits by friends, colleagues, or family members are not allowed, except by special, prior arrangement.
- Accessibility: no
The buildings of the Bogliasco Study Center are relatively old and unfortunately cannot be brought into accordance with standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In addition, the Center is located in a hilly region of Italy. In particular, passage through the gardens and the route from the dining facilities to two of the Villas requires negotiating relatively steep inclines. Persons who have difficulty walking in such conditions will not be able to take advantage of all that the Center offers.
- Studios/special equipment: Dance / Choreography, Music studio (non-recording), Music recording studio, Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital), Printmaking, Sculpture
None. The cost of transportation to and from the Bogliasco Study Center is the responsibility of Fellows and their accompanying spouses/partners. So also are all project materials and equipment, and any personal expenses incurred during the fellowship period, including medical expenses.
Stipends / other support
Through the support of generous donors and partner organizations who share our commitment to the arts and humanities, the Bogliasco Foundation is pleased to offer Special Fellowship awards, which provide travel support and/or stipends to recipients.
Special Fellowships may be designated for persons working in a particular discipline or reserved for individuals coming from certain countries or geographic areas. In some cases, partner organizations may nominate specific candidates for Special Fellowship awards.
Recipients of Special Fellowship awards are determined by the Bogliasco Foundation and/or our partner organizations, and recipients are notified each year by August 1. Bogliasco Fellows may not apply for Special Fellowships. When awards are determined, all Fellows are automatically considered, and recipients are chosen based on the eligibility requirements of each award.
Additional expectations / opportunities