The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Programs open for submissions

The Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in the Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humankind and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.  The residency is for artists seeking quiet time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community of academics, practitioners, and artists.  The center typically offers stays of 2-4 weeks long, in a community of 15 fellows that typically includes 3-5 arts resident fellows.  Artists of significant achievement from any country are welcome to apply.

Arts & Literary Arts Residencies last between two to four weeks.

The Center also welcomes collaborative residencies for up to four people working on the same project. The Bellagio Center prefers team projects that bring residents together from different geographies, institutions, or disciplines, since this reinforces the Center’s goal of establishing new connections.

The competition opens on 1 March 2015 with a deadline of 1 May 2015, for a possible residency between 8 February and 8 August 2016.

Applicants are not allowed to re-submit any unsuccessful proposals, but they are permitted to submit revised versions. Applicants may apply up to a total of three times. However, those who have held residencies (or spouses who accompanied residents for more than one week) must wait five years before reapplying. There is a lifetime limit of two residencies.

What to submit:  Please do not submit additional material beyond what is requested; it will not be reviewed. In addition, application materials submitted as PDF (preferred) or Word attachments through the online application system must be prepared in 12-point type with 1″ margins.

The application consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Project Description / Phase Question
  • Project Proposal Questions
  • Abbreviated CV
  • Work Samples
  • Statement from Previous Bellagio Residents
  • Project Draft/Outline (optional but highly recommended)
  • Published Reviews (optional but highly recommended)
  • A Note on Translation and Non-English Projects

How to apply:  Applications can be made online through their website’s application resource.

The application form is available at the start of each competition round, generally October 1 and March 1. If you have difficulty accessing or submitting an online application, please contact us the organizers After you start your application, a unique application number and link will be sent to your e-mail address. Please be sure to check your spam box in case it is not delivered to your inbox. Applications do not need to be finished in one session; the online form allows you to save it and return to revise, edit, or add additional information later. Please make sure to hit the “Submit” button once you complete your application. Doing so will generate a confirmation email.

Deadline:  1 May 2015

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

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