Bogliasco Fellowships for Arts & Humanities

Deadline: 15 January 2013 for fall fellowship
Open to: qualified persons of any nationality doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the selected disciplines in the arts and humanities
Fellowship: full room and board at Bogliasco Foundation’s Liguria Study Center in Italy


Located on the Italian Riviera in the small town of Bogliasco near Genoa, the Bogliasco Foundation’s Liguria Study Center offers residential fellowships for artists and scholars of all nations who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities. Since opening its doors in 1996, the Study Center has hosted nearly 700 Fellows from 40 countries.

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 Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance.

Approximately 50 Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded each year. They are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year. The Bogliasco Foundation does not offer summer residencies. During 2013-2014 the dates are as follows: September 9 to December 13 (fall-winter), and February 10 to May 16 (winter-spring). The standard residency at the Liguria Study Center has a duration of 30 to 34 days, depending on various practical considerations: the travel arrangements of Fellows, their disciplines and studio requirements, the Foundation’s scheduling limitations, and so on.

During their stay at the Study Center, Bogliasco Fellows and accompanying spouses/companions are provided with living quarters (bedroom with private bath) and full board. Fellows are assigned separate private studios. The cost of transportation to and from the Study Center is the responsibility of the Fellows, as are all other personal expenses incurred during the Fellowship period.


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.


Application deadlines are as follows: January 15, 2013, for the fall-winter semester beginning in September, 2013, and April 15, 2013, for the winter-spring semester beginning in February, 2014.

The Foundation only accepts applications submitted through the online application system, which can be accessed on the Applicant Registration page AVAILABLE HERE. The following documents, which may be submitted in English, Italian, French, Spanish or German, will be required:

  1. The completed application form.
  2. Three letters of reference.
  3. A short-form curriculum vitae, three pages in length.
  4. A one-page description of the project that the applicant would pursue during her/his stay at the Liguria Study Center.
  5. A sample of the applicant’s work that has been published, performed, exhibited, or otherwise publicly presented during the last five years.

More information for interested applicants is AVAILABLE HERE. To download the Bogliasco Foundation’s brochure, click here.

Contact information for further inquiries:

The Bogliasco Foundation
10 Rockefeller Plaza (16th Floor)
New York, NY 10020-1903
Tel +1 212 713-7628
Fax +1 212 489-0787
[email protected]
Fondazione Bogliasco
Via Aurelia 4
16031 Bogliasco (Genova)
Tel +39 010 347-0049
Fax +39 010 347-2452
[email protected]

To see the original call for applications click HERE.

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